WASHINGTON/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - It was a heartwarming story for legions of pet owners and animal lovers around the world. Pope Francis, talking to a distraught boy whose pet had...
Residents of Newtown, Connecticut gathered at a somber prayer service on Sunday to remember the 20 young children and six educators killed by a gunman two years ago in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, facing suspension from the National Football League for the rest of the season after being charged with beating his son, said on Saturday he was considering retirement from professional football.
A teenage boy in Delaware, charged with murdering his father with a crossbow, was being held without bail Saturday in a juvenile detention facility, state police said.
Oil fell to fresh lows not seen since July 2009 on Friday with Brent crude slipping towards $62 a barrel on concerns over a global supply glut and weak demand.
Top transportation officials from Canada and the United States are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources familiar with the planned meeting said on Thursday.
Three teenagers and a 20-year-old man were shot and wounded on Friday outside a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school when a gunman thought to have gang ties opened fire following a dispute, police said.
A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail service along the coast.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a budget compromise that many of his fellow Democrats opposed, saying it is a product of both sides working together.
The disclosure of details about the CIA's brutal interrogation program could provide new leads for Polish prosecutors investigating how much Poland's leaders at the time knew about a secret jail the agency was running in a Polish forest.