Monday was to be the single deadliest day in Gaza for years, after Israeli gunfire killed more than 50 Palestinians on the penultimate day of a six-week border protest by Gazans
A New York nanny convicted of fatally stabbing two young children in her care was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a crime that has been described as every parent's nightmare.
A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech as it threatened nearby homes and prompted authorities to order new evacuations.
A 17-year-old boy in Texas, has been arrested and charged with plotting a mass shooting at a shopping mall inspired by Islamic State, law enforcement agencies said
An ex-policeman charged with murder in connection with a string of rapes and killings across California attributed to the "Golden State Killer" made a brief initial court appearance, sitting in a wheelchair and speaking in a hoarse voice.
Former US President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said.
Nashville police arrested the suspect in the weekend killing of four people at a Waffle House restaurant, ending a manhunt that began when the gunman ran naked from the scene into nearby woods, authorities say.
A nearly nude gunman killed at least four people at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early and then fled after a patron saved lives by wrestling the assault-style rifle from his hands.
A man linked to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by US-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon
A gang-related dispute sparked an overnight riot in a South Carolina prison that killed seven inmates, the deadliest US prison riot since 1993.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.
Donald Trump said the US would only join the TPP, a multinational trade pact his administration walked away from last year, if it offered "substantially better" terms than those provided under previous talks.
US President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Assad.
US progressive groups are gearing up for nationwide protests if President Trump fires the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, or replaces the Justice Department official overseeing the probe.
One person was killed and four firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York.
A federal judge upheld a Massachusetts law banning assault weapons including the AR-15, saying the US Constitution's Second Amendment guarantee of Americans' right to bear firearms does not cover them.
Several Silicon Valley leaders are calling for increased gun control after a woman at the headquarters of YouTube shot and wounded three people before taking her own life.
London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital's mayor vowed to fight a "violent scourge" on the streets.
An SUV carrying a large, family from Washington state drove straight off a scenic cliff on the California coast last week, killing at least six people in what appears to have been an intentional crash, police said.