WASHINGTON -- Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead.
Authorities in Zimbabwe have decided not to charge the American dentist who hunted and killed one of Africa's most beloved lions, saying that Walter Palmer went through the proper channels before he set out on the savanna with a bow and arrow.
ANKARA, Turkey — The suicide bombings that ripped through a rally promoting peace in Turkey’s capital have magnified the political uncertainty ahead of a key election Nov. 1 and raised fears that the country may be heading toward an extended period of instability.
TEHRAN, Iran — Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist who has been detained in Iran for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, according to Iran’s judiciary spokesman, in a ruling the newspaper blasted Monday as “an outrageous injustice.”
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Authorities reopened a key southbound stretch of Interstate 95 through South Carolina on Monday, more than a week after an historic storm dumped as much as 2 feet of rain that shut off the main East Coast highway from Miami to Maine.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is examining the case of a Louisiana teenager who killed a sheriff's deputy in 1963. The justices are to decide whether their ruling in 2012 to throw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juveniles should apply retroactively to older cases.
LOS ANGELES — Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.