SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have made an arrest in the mysterious disappearance of a toddler from a beach nearly 50 years ago, charging a man with the 3-year-old girl’s slaying in a case th
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription d
TOKYO - North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama.
North Korea's state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the stro
DETROIT (AP) — During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an
Cities around the world illuminated — and dimmed — landmark buildings Wednesday night to show solidarity with London after a deadly terrorist attack in the heart of the city. An attacker plowed th
At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.
SAN FRANCISCO - California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan for the work leaves
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia’s Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a dayslong protest in Jakart
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal
WASHINGTON - Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated
As Pope Francis leaned forward to give Estella Westrick a kiss on the cheek as he greeted the faithful on St. Peter’s Square, the 3-year-old caused a sensation by reaching up and yanking his white sku
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court. The rather large reptil
The U.S. Secret Service says a woman who tried to climb over the White House fence was found dangling from it by her shoelaces. The agency says in a statement that Uniformed Division Officers saw the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network
TripAdvisor released the winners of its 2017 Travelers' Choice awards for destinations. Here's a look at the top 5 internationally and within the U.S.
LONDON (Reuters) - Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Brita
NEW YORK (AP) — A Philadelphia-based actor-playwright and a former border patrol agent are among this year’s 10 winners of $50,000 Whiting Awards for emerging artists. The recipients were annou
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31 percent funded. U.N.
Joshua Wong, leader of the 2014 pro-democracy movement, said China squelches political freedom.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Preliminary findings by a panel of experts investigating problems at a damaged Northern California dam complex sketch an array of concerns about its condition, and whether repair
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party. Rep. Beth Fukum
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case. Alleg
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a defendant’s murder conviction in a retrial over the disappearance and death of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY’-tahn payts) in 1979 was the result of methodical
Britain will not change its terrorism threat level despite an attack in London on Wednesday which left three people and the assailant dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said.
WAINWRIGHT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says deputies have found a family living with a Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his benefits. Investigators say they think the 71-year-ol
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would’ve mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions a
Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveil
The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue. The
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The landmark Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy will close for up to four years starting next summer for major restoration work.
The academy said Wednesday the project i
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years — but not their fu
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the “bullying tactics and intimidation”
The Turkish president’s comments were in response to European countries’ barring rallies in support of a referendum in which Turks will decide whether to expand his powers.
Theresa May's thoughts are with those killed and injured in an attack close to parliament and the British prime minister is being kept updated with developments