Man uses infant son as shield in police standoff

Authorities in Oregon say a man used his infant son as a human shield during a standoff with deputies…

Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train…

China earthquake death toll rises to 188

The death toll of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that occurred on Saturday morning in southwest China’s Sichuan…

Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to survive

One week after the Boston Marathon bombings, doctors say everyone injured in the blasts…

2nd man arrested in Indian rape of five-year-old girl

Indian police have arrested a second man in connection with the alleged rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi…

Police: 5 dead in Northwest shooting

Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death…

Recent tragedies: IRS warns donors about charity scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person.

FAA approves resumption of Boeing 787 flights

Federal officials have accepted Boeing’s revamped battery system for its beleaguered 787 Dreamliners and intend to…

TImeline: Search for Boston bomb suspects

Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

FBI at New Jersey home of bomb suspects’ sister

The FBI is at the New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

Police: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect…

Boston bombing suspects: One dead, one on the run

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed a university police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car…

Food poisonings up from raw milk, poultry bacteria

Health officials are seeing more food poisonings caused by a bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry…

FBI news briefing on Boston marathon probe

The FBI and other law enforcement officials are planning a news briefing Thursday afternoon on the investigation…

Xinhua denies China leaders cab ride

A Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper’s report that Chinese President Xi Jinping took a mystery cab ride…

Search for survivors aftr Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Rescuers are searching the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, for survivors of an explosion…

Police: Texas explosion death count unclear

Police in Texas say it’s not clear how many people remain trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant explosion…

Google Glass distribution begins this week

Google is starting to distribute its new Internet-connected glasses, something seen as the next breakthrough…

The NY Times David Barstow wins Pulitzer award 

The Times’ David Barboza received the international reporting award for his look at a how a “Red Nobility,”…

Chinese grad student is third Boston death

She was a food fan, eager for culinary discoveries. In her last microblog update the morning before the…

Boston authorities recover key evidence

Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board…

Chinese student injured in Boston in stable condition

China’s Deputy Consul General confirmed that a Chinese student injured on Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing was in a stable condition…

Consulate: Chinese national killed in Boston

The Chinese Consulate in New York says a Chinese national is the third person killed in the Boston marathon blasts…

Facebook brings ‘chat heads’ feature to iPhone app

Facebook has updated its iPhone and iPad applications to let people keep using its chat feature even when they are doing other things…

BBC Journalist travels to North Korea with student group

A BBC journalist who got into North Korea by using a group of students from a top British university…

Mother and infant hit and run victims ignored in India

A mother and her eight-month-old daughter are dead after a speeding truck hit them…

15-year-old Chinese girl can rotate her elbow 360 degrees

A 15-year-old girl from Hangzhou, a city in east China’s Zhejiang Province, has been impressing her neighbors and friends …

Boston police: No one in custody in race blasts

Boston police say no suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the explosions near…

Starbucks, Walmart offer credit classes for college

Working at starbucks and walmart can get you ahead in college…

Photo gallery: Boston marathon explosion

Two explosions shattered the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday…