Israeli war planes and naval vessels intensified attacks across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombarding a coastal area, where four Palestinian boys were killed.
A high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht had no reason to kill the man given how much money she was getting from him, a defense attorney said Wednesday.
A casino boat with 123 people aboard was stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, and Coast Guard crews said they were awaiting high tide to potentially remove passengers.
A 12-year-old eastern Pennsylvania girl is home from the hospital with bumps and bruises after being swept several hundred yards through a flooded drainpipe.
A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 150 more were hospitalized, many with serious injuries.
A special prosecutor on Tuesday dismissed a first-degree murder charge against a northwest Missouri man facing a third trial in his neighbor's 1990 death — the latest and likely final legal victory in a nearly quarter-century effort to clear his name.
The ex-wife of a police officer who left the department after a report tied him to the Ku Klux Klan told investigators that the couple joined the group as part of an undercover operation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year.
An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan.
Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday.
A group of quick-acting bystanders came to the aid of a woman who was being carjacked in San Diego, tackling the suspect and holding him for police.
Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.
The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.
A woman said Monday that she was expelled from a private, Christian college in suburban Oklahoma City because she married her same-sex partner.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety in public schools.