• Nevada case is latest to test 'stand your ground' laws

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

    Associated Press
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

    Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP. Maina Ularamu, local government chairman of Madagali, in the north of Adamawa state, said the attack happened early on Friday morning in Pambula-Kwamda village. The attack…

    AFP
  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

    Reuters
  • Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

    TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force struck at buildings captured by the…

    Reuters
  • View

    Storms hit the Midwest (30 photos)

    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. A firefighter…

    Yahoo News
  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

    Associated Press
  • California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) — California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.

    Associated Press
  • In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. Women earn more than 70 percent of household income in North Korea, mainly as traders in the…

    Reuters
  • Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

    Associated Press
  • 5 Photos That Show Why People Around the World Are Protesting GMO Crops

    More than 400 rallies were held in 48 countries, including the U.S., Burkina Faso, Mexico, and Brazil, in the third annual March Against Monsanto, according to organizers. The agricultural company is the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and herbicides. GMOs, or genetically…

    Takepart.com
  • Play

    Missing Fullerton couple found on Indian reservation; husband dead

    A Fullerton couple who disappeared on Mother's Day was found in a remote area of the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation after apparently getting lost.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car

    (Reuters) - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States. Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio…

    Reuters
  • Putin wants 'constructive' Poland ties after Duda presidential win

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls. The Russian leader expressed hope that "the building of constructive ties between Russia and Poland, based on…

    AFP
  • Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.

    Associated Press