An earthquake hit an area on the Panama-Colombia border Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
A New Mexico dispatcher has been removed from duty after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error.
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theatre two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.
Three Detroit-area teenagers have been charged with selling fake new Apple iPhones to a local business that were made of Play-Doh modeling compound, police said on Tuesday.
Texas authorities plan to release more video Tuesday of Sandra Bland, the black woman found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop.
A feminist activist is fighting back against an onslaught of death and rape threats online from fans of Tyler the Creator, who alleges he was banned from Australia because of the woman's efforts to keep him out of the country.
Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, has pleaded guilty to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.
United Nations emergency relief co-ordinator Stephen O'Brien was expected to brief the UN Security Council Tuesday on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday it was impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants and urged parliament to strip politicians with links to "terrorist groups" of their immunity from prosecution.
A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Moammar Gadhafi's most prominent son, Seif al-Islam, on Tuesday for suppressing peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.
Bahraini authorities say two policemen have been killed and six injured in a bomb attack south of the capital.
A member of the British House of Lords has resigned from the chamber and apologized after he was filmed in an alleged cocaine-and-sex session with prostitutes.
U.S. President Barack Obama is closing out a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union Tuesday.
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
British politicians are fond of holding up their gothic riverside Parliament as a model of how democratic politics should be done, but two high-profile scandals have exposed hypocrisy at its core, placing its reputation in peril.
President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if weren't so sad."
Boston mayor Marty J. Walsh delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics."
The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years, a government investigation into abuse and its aftermath heard on Monday.
A Chinese woman died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her two-year-old son to safety.