A child-abduction alert has been issued in St. Louis for a 5-year-old boy on a waiting list for a heart transplant, who is believed to have been taken by his father.
President Barack Obama has described a US Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia as the misconduct of a "couple of knuckleheads" and said the vast majority of agents perform their work admirably.
An heroic Chelsea survived the dismissal of captain John Terry and a Lionel Messi missed penalty to eliminate holders Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate and secure a place in the Champions League final after an action-packed clash.
Facebook reported its first quarter-to-quarter revenue slide in at least two years, a sign that the social network's sizzling growth may be cooling as it prepares to go public in the biggest ever Internet IPO.
The city commission in Sanford, Florida, has rejected the resignation of the police chief who had stepped aside amid withering criticism over his department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Sudanese war planes have bombed a market in the capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity State, residents and officials say, an attack the southern army called a declaration of war.
Shane Shillingford delighted his fellow Dominicans with a four wicket haul as West Indies restricted Australia to 212 for seven on the first day of the third and final test.
Lindsay Lohan is set to play screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie, Lifetime Television says, confirming what Lohan has claimed for weeks as she forges ahead with her comeback from legal and personal troubles.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has overtaken India's Rahul Dravid to become the second-highest test run-scorer during the opening day of the third test against West Indies.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has telephoned state TV, ending a virtual silence of nine days that had triggered rumours that he had died while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.
Iceland's former prime minister has been found innocent of three major charges of negligence related to the country's 2008 economic collapse, and guilty of a smaller count that carried no prison sentence.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appealed directly to far right voters with pledges to get tough on immigration and security, after a record showing in a first round election by the National Front made them potential kingmakers.
A football that bobbed onto the shore of a remote Alaska island is likely the first salvageable debris from last year's Japanese tsunami that could be returned to its owner, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Inmates are charged by a bull during 'Convict Poker' at the Angola Rodeo, a prison rodeo at Louisiana State Prison in Angola, Louisiana at the weekend.
An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of country singer Willie Nelson in his trademark braids was unveiled in Austin, Texas, at the weekend on an unofficial pot-smoking holiday.
Rafael Nadal relished a perfect day in Monte Carlo as he ended a seven-match losing streak to Novak Djokovic at one of his favourite venues by overpowering the mentally exhausted Serb.
China's most senior diplomat has vowed to deepen ties with North Korea and praised its young leader Kim Jong-un, despite an international outcry over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch and the possibility of a third nuclear test by the isolated state.
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is conscious and able to speak to his wife and family after waking from a coma caused by a combination of illnesses that nearly cost him his life, his doctors say.
Neil Diamond has married his manager Katie McNeil in front of family and close friends in Los Angeles, People magazine says.