A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.
A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.
The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.
Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable."
Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city's international airport early Sunday.
Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.
International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard said Sunday, setting up a possible standoff as negotiators try to reach a final deal.
Nearly wiped out by poachers and a highly lucrative rhino horn black market, the Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction. Sudan, a rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, is the last male Northern White Rhino in the world.
A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them.
Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.
Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio.
A judge has ruled that an eighth-grade girl accused of conspiring with her soldier boyfriend by text message to have her mother killed will remain in adult jail while awaiting trial.
Authorities are investigating whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against a Texas veterinarian shown in a Facebook posting bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow.
The principal of a suburban Cincinnati high school has apologized to anyone who was offended after canceling a student-led event that invited girls to spend the day wearing a Muslim headscarf.
Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation.
When Australian Oliver Percovich took to the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan with his skateboard, he was immediately surrounded by a crowd of curious children.
Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them.
Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Authorities say a dozen people were injured, including one seriously, after tour buses for two different bands were involved in a chain-reaction crash on a foggy stretch of highway east of Denver.
A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot.
An Oklahoma teenager whose attorney said he only meant to scare an Australian college baseball player by firing a shot at him was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married.
As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.
As demonstrators gathered Friday outside a New Orleans federal courthouse, appellate judges were preparing to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.