Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital's minority Christian governor.
Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another three injured.
The city of Detroit is being urged to remove miles of obsolete power lines that could fall from poles and turn deadly.
A Tacoma, Wash. police officer died late Wednesday after being shot several times while responding to a domestic violence call, officials said.
A Southern California couple has been convicted of plotting to sell millions of bottles of counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots.
A second fugitive inmate who escaped last week from a county jail in California by rappelling down with a bedsheet was re-arrested Wednesday after a standoff with police that lasted more than seven hours.
Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
Ohio's parole board is hearing arguments for and against mercy for the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death.
The death of reporter Regina Martinez was almost too much for her colleagues to bear.
The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life and even danced onto the stage when he graduated from community college.
OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
Fidel Castro's ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago.
Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week's air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane crashed while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of a prestigious South American tournament.
Congress formally ratified a revised peace agreement with Colombia's biggest leftist rebel group, capping a torturous four years of negotiations, a stunning referendum rejection, last-minute compromises and two signing ceremonies.
A Maine landlord who owned a building were six people died in a fire two years ago is scheduled to be sentenced for a misdemeanor code violation.
The Latest on the recapture of two inmates who escaped from a Northern California jail (all times local): 9:00 p.m.
China's Finance Ministry has imposed an additional 10 percent import tax on luxury cars in the communist government's latest move to curb ostentatious spending.
West Papuan protesters faced off with police in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in a demonstration calling for the remote region's independence.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar.
The Latest on an officer shot in Tacoma while responding to a domestic violence call (all times local): 7:15 p.m.
A police officer was shot multiple times Wednesday while responding to a domestic call at a home in East Tacoma, Washington, officials said.
After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia's congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.
A police officer was shot multiple times in Tacoma while responding to a domestic violence call about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
The managers of an apparently unregistered coal mine in northeast China are under questioning as rescuers tried Thursday to reach 22 workers trapped for a third day.