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    Photos of the day - February 7, 2016 (38 photos)

    A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, waves crash against a lighthouse as the wind blows at around 100 kph (62 mph), in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France and a Malaysian ethnic Chinese woman takes a souvenir photograph of…

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    Year of the Monkey celebrations (25 photos)

    On February 8, the lunar new year will ring in the Year of the Monkey, or more precisely, the Fire Monkey, a sign that's associated with ambition and adventure. Here's how some of the biggest Chinatowns in the world will mark the occasion. (AP) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries…

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  • Suicidal transgender man killed by cops had viral video about life with Asperger’s syndrome

    Kayden Clarke was shot and killed by police after they say she attacked them with a large kitchen knife.

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    Photos of the day - February 6, 2016 (37 photos)

    A woman wearing a carnival costume poses in Piazza San Marco in Venice, a woman takes video of Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a campaign event and the peloton pass by the Dubai Crocodile Park during the Business Bay Stage Four of the Tour of Dubai are some of…

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    Strong earthquake rocks Taiwan (45 photos)

    Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building. Those found alive include a 20-year-old identified by Taiwan media…

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    Alien planet (12 photos)

    These landscapes are out of this world! They may look like scenes from a science fiction film, but these panoramas are in fact from our present-day planet. Thanks to plenty of salt minerals and heavy elements in the soil, the Dallol volcano in Ethiopia produces brilliantly colored pools of water at…

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    Photos of the day - February 5, 2016 (32 photos)

    A bus passes street decorations with Chinese zodiac animals ahead of the Lunar New Year in Singapore, a worker uses an election sign to brush the snow off of other signs in a snow storm in Manchester, New Hampshire and models present creations by designer Alejandro Santizo during the International…

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    Major crane collapse in New York City (38 photos)

    A massive construction crane collapsed in New York City amid falling snow Friday morning. The crane reportedly toppled over around 8:30 a.m. on Worth St. near Church St. in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. It crushed a row of parked cars and slammed against buildings – strewing…

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  • Major crane collapse in New York City: 1 dead, several injured

    A construction crane toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning, killing at least one person.

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  • Ben Carson, Mannatech and me

    During the media scrutiny last year of the relationship between Dr. Ben Carson and Mannatech, the controversial Texas-based dietary supplement company, multiple news organizations breathlessly pronounced that Mannatech’s products are snake oil.

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    Photos of the day - February 4, 2016 (37 photos)

    Patrolman James Pittman poses for a selfie with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at police headquarters in Manchester, N.H., a migrant sits next to a painting by English graffiti artist Banksy, at the entrance of the migrant camp of Calais, north of France and…

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    The Vikings Exhibition (25 photos)

    What does the word Viking bring to mind? Ruthless warrior and merciless invader? Or prosperous farmer and entertaining merchant? You think you know the Vikings ... but you have no idea. Explore the legendary, often-misunderstood culture like never before with a striking display of more than 500…

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    Rosa Parks – civil rights icon (31 photos)

    On February 4, 1913, Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents separated during the early part of her life, and Rosa and her mother lived her grandparents for a time, who were former slaves. Rosa met and married Raymond Parks in 1932 at the age of 19. Raymond was a barber and…

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  • The heroes of the Flint water crisis

    Could LeeAnne Walters’ story become the next ‘Erin Brockovich’?

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  • ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli pleads the Fifth at hearing, dodges questions

    Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli ("Pharma Bro") invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify during a congressional hearing Thursday morning.

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    Armed militia standoff in Oregon (124 photos)

    Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop on Jan. 26, 2016, along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead. Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were…

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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (35 photos)

    British police have said they still plan to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Police said Thursday that earlier announced plans to take Assange into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant were still in place. That announcement was made in…

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