A new municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago.
DAMASCUS - Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country's antiquities chief.
The St. Louis police chief says nine people have been arrested and officers have used tear gas to clear a street amid protests after an armed 18-year-old was fatally shot by police.
All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia's Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said on Tuesday.
JAKARTA - An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region.
China on Saturday evacuated residents who had taken refuge in a school near the site of two huge explosions, state media said, after a change in wind direction prompted fears that toxic chemical particles could be blown inland.
Forensic archaeologists on Friday began excavating a highway embankment in eastern Pennsylvania, looking for more bones believed to be from impoverished victims of the worldwide Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.
The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 85, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.
Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.