Prosecutors: Assistant DA in North Carolina intended kidnapping target, father taken instead
Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month.
Senate report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials, could complicate declassification
The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Stowaway teen reportedly spent hours undetected at California airport
A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.
Investigators say Oregon fugitive shot by police converted van into 'moveable dungeon'
Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.
Authorities: Fugitive killed in Oregon made van into 'moveable dungeon' after victim escaped
Kansas judge to consider Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change name from Bradley
A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc.
Twitter Fail: NYPD's social media outreach campaign backfires
A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.
Missouri executes man for 1993 murder of couple
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993.
Missouri executes inmate William Rousan, who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993
Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of murder in the 1993 deaths of a farming couple.
Obama administration says Egypt upholding Israel peace treaty, can get some US military aid
The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
France unveils plan aimed at stopping youths from joining jihadist groups in Syria
French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.
Hong Kong compromises with Philippines over apology for tourist deaths in 2010 hostage-taking
Hong Kong and the Philippines have reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demand for an apology for the deaths of eight tourists in a bungled rescue attempt during a 2010 hostage-taking in Manila that soured relations.
American journalist held by pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine
Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday.
Tony Blair says radical Islam a growing threat
Former British leader Tony Blair says the West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam.
Tony Blair says West should work with Russia, China to fight 'radicalized Islam'
Australia says search for Malaysian jet likely to use more powerful sonar to delve deeper
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean.
Government budget deficits fell across Europe in 2013, but overall debt burden rose slightly
Official figures show that governments across the 28-country European Union recorded lower budget deficits in 2013 amid lower spending and an economic recovery that shored up revenues.
UN heads say their $6.5 billion appeal for Syria humanitarian aid remains 'largely unanswered'
The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.
Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine hold American journalist hostage
Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
Officials: Bombing in Cairo suburb kills senior Egyptian police officer
Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.