TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Gunmen on motorcycles ambushed and killed Honduras’ top anti-drug official in the capital Tuesday, just two months before he planned to retire and move to Canada.
OCOEE, Fla. - Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday, touching off the second media frenzy in two weeks surrounding the pro golfer’s carefully guarded private life.
BEIJING - It was raining hard, and the hundreds of children leaving their evening classes raced down the narrow stairway closest to their dormitory.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A 15-year-old Missouri girl pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a 9-year-old neighbor who authorities say was slain because the teen wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.
KAMPALA, Uganda - Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail.
A major Irish order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, offered Thursday to pay child abuse victims, the government and charities a further 128 million euros, which is $193.5 million, to compensate for decades of abuse in its schools and orphanages.
A renegade faction of Guinea’s presidential guard opened fire Thursday on the African country’s leader, a government spokesman said, amid rumors of deep divisions within the army. It was not immediately clear if he was wounded.
A registered sex offender accused of killing 11 women pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to all charges Thursday, a plea that will leave the legal system to decide whether a sane person can live for years with 10 bodies and a skull.
MUNICH - Rudolf Salomon Cortissos sobbed as he told a Munich court about the letter his mother had written on May 17, 1943 – four days before she was gassed in the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp with some 2,300 other Dutch Jews.
CLEVELAND - A registered sex offender attacked 14 women and killed 11 of them, leaving their remains in and around his home, a prosecutor said Tuesday after announcing a grand jury indictment against the suspected serial killer.
WASHINGTON - In the first of two votes on allowing same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia City Council has passed the bill 11 to 2.
PRETORIA, South Africa - South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing, the president announced Tuesday.
MILAN - Here, jailbirds are transformed into designers. I watched as needles traveled up and down, sewing together the plush fabric that will eventually be worked into one of the magnificently detailed costumes for the world-renowned La Scala opera house.