How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer's greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the World Cup above his head? That is the question visitors often ask when they see the small wooden bed in the former house of Diego Maradona, which was recently turned into a museum in Argentina's capital.
Federal prosecutors have charged two California men with conspiring to export fighter-jet parts to Iran.
A Virginia police officer has been acquitted of all charges for shooting at a car he said was being driven toward him and struck him.
For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
A former New Orleans police officer is set for a change-of-plea hearing on charges related to deadly shootings by police after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
A Massachusetts fisherman and former U.S. Army private has been honored by Poland for his role in returning cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012.
A massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant should be plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida's main drinking water aquifer, the company said Friday.
An Ohio jury has found a police officer accused of slamming a handcuffed suspect's head against a cruiser door guilty of assault.
An American Airlines plane has caught fire at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, according to local reports.
The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.
An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road's immediate closure.
Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.
President Juan Manuel Santos told Colombians Friday that "everything is on the table" in efforts to revive a peace pact that voters narrowly defeated on Oct. 2 and said a revised accord could be reached "in a matter of days." The chief negotiator for the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Timoleon Jimenez, expressed hope Santos was right.
The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man during a confrontation with police in Billings, Montana, (all times local): 11:30 a.m.
An Indiana teenager originally sentenced to 25 years in prison for helping kill a friend's stepfather when he was 12 could now be released in about three months.
Authorities say a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin died by accident in a Washington hotel room from hitting his head and incurring other injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."
Wyoming authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 13-month-old Cheyenne boy.
A man who pleaded guilty to randomly killing three Pennsylvania residents as part of a string of shootings that police say also left four New Jersey residents dead told a judge he had no good reason for the slayings.
Barring any surprises, a former Lebanese general and a strong ally of the militant Hezbollah group is poised to be elected Lebanon's president next week, formally ending a two-year vacuum in the country's top post and a political crisis that has paralyzed the troubled Mideast nation.
Russia has been voted off the United Nations Human Rights Council in a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria.
Four men who unsuccessfully sued a former Pennsylvania university administrator over allegations that he sexually abused them are now asking for a federal civil rights investigation into their claim that state and local authorities botched a criminal probe of the case.
Police say a 9-year-old Las Vegas girl died of a prescription drug overdose after her mother and aunt gave her oxycodone and other painkillers for an injury.
Venezuela is in the midst of an escalating political confrontation as the deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition tries to bring about change this year.
A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows Malta gave diplomatic clearance to a Russian tanker a week before the foreign minister said the country would not refuel Russian ships.
The destruction of a sprawling shanty town near the English Channel has caused the number of migrants in Paris to skyrocket this week, French officials say.
German police say they're investigating several people who ignored an elderly man who had collapsed in a bank branch, and eventually died, for failing to help him.
Turkey's state-run news agency says the pro-Kurdish mayor of the southeastern city of Siirt has been sentenced to one year of prison on charges of "disseminating terrorist propaganda." Anadolu Agency says Tuncer Bakirhan was not present at the hearing Friday in which he was sentenced.
Many people in the southwestern peninsula of Haiti are in dire need of safe drinking water because Hurricane Matthew, which roared through on Oct. 4, ruptured water pipes and contaminated many wells with sewage from latrines or ocean storm surge.
A U.S. appeals court is affirming the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who posted violent rap lyrics on Facebook that took aim at his estranged wife, an elementary school and the FBI.
The Islamic State group is using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul while the Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second-largest city, the U.N.
Dozens of people who had remained near what was left of a closed migrant camp in northern France during a massive evacuation operation have been transferred to reception centers across the country.
The United Nations is paying tribute to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a ceremony in the General Assembly Hall.
The European Union's foreign policy chief says a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus would be a "game changer" for the bloc and the Middle East.
A Russian fighter jet flew so close to an American plane in Syria that “you could feel the jet wash of the plane passing by,” U.S. defense officials said Friday, highlighting an escalation of near-misses in recent weeks.
A Buffalo man has been convicted of killing two people and wounding six others in four gang-related shootings over two years.
European Union anti-trust regulators are investigating whether state-owned ChemChina's buyout of Swiss chemical giant Syngenta could reduce competition in crop protection products.
The Philippine defense chief says authorities are trying to verify a report that Chinese coast guard ships have left a disputed shoal and that Filipino fishermen have regained access to the rich fishing area that China seized in 2012.
Sabriya Hammad buried her son in a cemetery that was destroyed by the same people who killed him.
Spain's acting deputy premier says the stability of a new minority government expected to take power next week will depend on the willingness of all parties to negotiate and act responsibly.
Moldovans will vote for a president on Sunday for the first time in 20 years, an election that could move the former Soviet republic closer to Europe or rekindle the nation's old ties with Moscow.
Kosovo prosecutors have accused a senior politician of crimes in connection with two murders during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Lawmakers in the Belgian region holding up an important new trade pact between the European Union and Canada have officially given their approval for the deal to go through.
While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school's administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus.
School officials in southwest Idaho say a bus driver slammed on the brakes when several kids were fighting, and a parent says her second-grade daughter suffered a concussion as a result.
A Swedish court has sentenced a 27-year-old German man to one year's imprisonment for stealing toxic substances from a university where he was a student.
Six lawmakers from the Maldives government have defected to work with the opposition in the party's first open split and a major challenge to President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's rule.