A Pittsburgh man who laughed while his girlfriend tortured her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes is headed to prison.
A business owner on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers Row was charged on Friday with fencing jewelry and other items stolen from luxury homes in the suburbs.
The Latest on an Ohio school shooting that injured one student (all times local): 6:10 p.m.
North Carolina authorities say a man fatally shot his wife after he mistook her for a burglar.
A Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly drugging her son to calm him.
A California city has removed a 14-foot tall granite cross from a public park after receiving a legal complaint from a local man and the nation's largest atheist group.
A suspect is charged with killing a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy in October and endangering the safety of several other officers as they were arresting him.
Puerto Rico's new governor is criticizing orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the island's deep economic crisis.
Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official confirmed late Friday.
Authorities say a New Jersey police officer left his personal .357-caliber revolver loaded and unsecured on a shelf before his 8-year-old daughter fatally shot herself.
Human rights officials say an Indian environmentalist shot to death in Mexico had fled his community almost 10 years ago and was killed when he returned to visit a sick relative.
A debilitated and depressed “Chapo” Guzman landed on U.S. soil Thursday night, his lawyers contend.
Donald Trump has now been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States – but people in China may have a hard time seeing it.
In accordance with an agreement with the Mexican government Guzman would not receive the death penalty if convicted.
A light anti-armor weapon was fired Friday in Istanbul and hit the outer garden wall of the city's main police station, the city's governor said.
It's a scene U.S. authorities have dreamed of for decades: One of history's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, facing justice in an American court.
An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club says he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon.
A Texas district court of appeals panel says an inmate imprisoned for more than 35 years after his murder conviction was overturned should go free.
Austrian authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion he was planning an attack in Vienna.
Police say a South Carolina high school student accused of throwing a paper airplane that struck a teacher in the eye could end up in jail for up to a month.
Federal prosecutors have charged the infamous Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a U.S. court with running a massive drug trafficking operation.
Labrador rejected the use of the word "threat" to describe Trump's campaign promises of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015 has been sentenced to four consecutive terms of life in prison without parole.
U.S. prosecutors want a Jamaican man who is accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam held without bond pending trial in North Dakota.
In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting.
A kindergartner's mother is suing her public school system in West Virginia, asking that it discontinue a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes that violate the U.S. and state constitutions.
The Latest on the administrative trial of a white New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death (all times local): 1:20 p.m.
Mexico has returned to Cuba the first contingent of Cuban migrants since former U.S. president Barack Obama decided Thursday to end a U.S. policy of granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil.
Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are arguing their client can't get a fair trial because of scathing criticism by President Donald Trump.
Police were searching door-to-door Friday in Marrero, La., for a gunman suspected of shooting a police officer and another woman, killing both of them.
A Turkish media report says a rocket-propelled grenade was fired near Istanbul's main police headquarters.
A day after an expletive-laced court appearance on charges he killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, a fugitive was more subdued but still interrupted and refused to answer questions when he went before a judge Friday on five new charges filed against him in the death of Orlando police officer.
The Brazilian-American couple was visiting Sao Paulo to introduce their daughter to the family.
Maryland's prison agency says it's reducing operations at the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
A decorated Massachusetts police officer has been charged with beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old son.
With an ear-piercing whistle, a professional clown in the crowd startles to order a conference room full of some of the world's elite thinkers, writers and religious minds.
Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser.
The US Air Force conducted a second “major strike” in consecutive days killing over 100 Al Qaeda fighters at a training camp in northern Syria, a defense official with knowledge of the strike told a handful of reporters at the Pentagon Friday.
A Kentucky school district has reached a settlement with the Justice Department to change how unruly students are subdued.
The Latest on Gambia's political crisis sparked by the refusal of defeated President Yahya Jammeh to leave office, although the winner of December elections, Adama Barrow, was sworn into office Thursday (all times local): 4:50 p.m.
A U.S. defense official says an American airstrike killed more than 100 al-Qaida militants at a training camp in a remote area in northwestern Syria.
A man who authorities say ran from a security guard and sprayed a fire extinguisher at him during a major fire at a northern Michigan ski resort has reached a plea agreement.
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule in a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries.
Authorities say a 63-year-old Detroit man whose pit bulls mauled another man has violated his court-ordered probation.
Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle in Gulfport.
Police in southern Mexico have found the dismembered bodies of a 2-year-old toddler and a woman in plastic bags.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has criticized a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party for suggesting that the country's decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past should end.
The Mexican drug kingpin got a rock star’s welcome at a jail in Manhattan Thursday night.