A New York City plainclothes police officer shot in the head over the weekend as he tried to question a local man sought on gun charges died on Monday of his wounds, police and City Hall officials said.
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man changing a flat tire on a freeway bridge lost his balance and plunged 30 feet into the water below, sustaining minor injuries before authorities fished him out, police said on Monday.
NAIROBI - Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gays are targetted on the continent.
Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Scientists revealed on Monday how the fin whale opens its mouth so wide that it can gulp an amount of water larger than the volume of its own body without shredding their nerves. These nerves can stretch to double their usual length.
BOSTON - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother, who described feeling a "rage of hatred," frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.
Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of criminal cases against politicians in the state's capital of Albany.
Police gunned down two men in Garland, Texas, after the suspects opened fire with automatic rifles on a crowdsourced exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed billed as a free-speech event.
While the details emerging in the Colorado movie theatre massacre trial have been almost too much to bear for many, glimmers of the human spirit and resilience have also shone through at times in the windowless, low-ceiling courtroom.