Sunday, October 4, 2015
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.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.
In close-knit Roseburg, everyone knows someone affected by Thursday's shooting, including the medical workers and psychologists working to support the victims and their families.