A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.
Nancy Gronfeldt noticed cracks at the base of the tree that had watched over her historic 1910 home for more than a century. What she did next stands - tall - as a testament to her favorite cryptozoological creature.
Wolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list.
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The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.
Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to a donation center run from their backyard in suburban Atlanta.
Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.
Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram.com accounts were briefly taken over by hackers, who threatened to release nude photos of the pop superstar, on Tuesday.
Thieves in an SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco and made off with gold nuggets on display.
Chris Brown has postponed his upcoming tour after his probation was revoked by a judge earlier this month.
A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City.
Holland America Line's cruise ship ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue the pilot, who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system.
A local bull riding event has grown and is now on tour. The Challenge of the Champions Bull Riding is touring Oregon, Washington and Idaho and one of those stops took place in Roseburg last weekend.
"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock's most misunderstood and tragic figures, presents a portrait of a man and an artist in despair with the aid of never-before-seen home videos, personal notes and archival footage.
A man remains lost at sea after a boat with three people on board capsized off Paradise Point on Sunday afternoon. Two of the 3 made it safely to shore.
Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries.
A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion.
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.
Oregon's Museum of Science travelled from Portland to the bay area Friday afternoon. 'Going Batty' taught children about the habits and characteristics of bats, and 'Hunters of the Night Sky' focused on owls, hawks, and eagles.
An 83-year-old man walking into the lobby of a medical office building suffered serious injuries when a car hit him and pushed him through a glass entry way Friday morning