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Judge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror case

Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn...

Radovan Karadzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is summing up his defense case — insisting he is innocent — as...

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U. S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the...

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al‑Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice...

Idaho polygamous sect member gets 90 days on child injury charges

Idaho polygamous sect member gets 90 days on child injury charges

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

Ai Weiwei meditates on freedom in Alcatraz show

Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist. Now they have come together in a...

Three soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22

Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.

California gun restraining order may deter suicide

California's first‑in‑the‑nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college‑town rampage that left six people...

Canada murder trial hears of body parts in mailed parcels

A Canadian man who has admitted to killing and dismembering a Chinese student sent packages of body parts, pink tissue paper and hand‑written notes...