Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was buried alive near a Southern California bike path.
A public school principal in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy has been accused of canceling Christmas after removing religious songs from the annual holiday pageant.
A 45-year-old Biloxi man is accused of shooting a Waffle House server to death after she told him not to smoke in the restaurant.
Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a fire in the fireplace.
In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.
Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a couple and their sons, aged 2 and 4, have been found fatally stabbed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home.
President Barack Obama paid a late-night tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago shortly after his arrival Sunday for climate talks in the French capital.
About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived.
President Barack Obama is hoping to marshal strong global action against climate change at the historic conference in Paris and reassure the world that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
The wave of suicide bombers and gunmen who terrorized Paris marked a new stage in the war against extremism that will leave no country in the world untouched, Iraq's foreign minister said Sunday.
A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer responding to a domestic dispute was in custody at a hospital Sunday after a six-hour manhunt, police said.
Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.
Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.