Sunday, October 4, 2015
A U.S. Army veteran was hailed a hero for charging the gunman during a mass shooting at a college in Oregon, before being shot despite pleading that it was his son's birthday.
Homemaker Dulce del Carmen Lavarenzo Pu had just returned from church when the ground shook and she heard a terrible noise. A wave of mud slid from the nearby mountainside and buried everything just 50 meters from her house.
A years-long manhunt for a ruthless cocaine warlord who ruled a remote rural fiefdom with an armed band and generous bribes has ended with a military raid that killed the man considered Colombia's second most-wanted criminal.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced a major government reshuffle Friday, axing eight ministries in a cost-cutting measure that also aims to end political paralysis and threats of impeachment.
The U.S. government set a new ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
Mexico just extradited 13 people wanted in the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries -- and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.
The 26-year-old behind America's latest mass shooting at a college in rural Oregon appears to have been a gun enthusiast who hoarded an arsenal of weapons and was obsessed with religion.
U.S. presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and other figures in the pro-gun Republican Party declared their opposition to stiffer gun laws Friday in the aftermath of the Oregon college mass shooting, while ruling Democratic Party candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a national movement to counter the power of the gun lobby.
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.