If you are not a fan of spiders, you may not like the creepy little arachnid scientists found entombed in chunks of amber from northern Myanmar. Unlike its spider cousins alive today, this guy had a tail.
Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts, capping weeks of horrifying testimony from nearly 200 victims.
Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned.
Guns from the United States have been used to commit crimes approximately once every 31 minutes across Mexico, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean, a left-leaning US policy group said.
The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar charged towards the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom.
Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico, officials and his political party have said.
US President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician says.
The US military's Pacific Command said there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after an official message was mistakenly sent to Hawaii residents' mobile phones warning them of an imminent attack.
African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries.
A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $NZ622 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.
At least 13 people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.
But with the cloud of sexual harassment hanging over Hollywood's annual round of self-congratulations, the Golden Globe ceremony marks the first test of how the industry will handle the scandal live on the world's stage.
President Donald Trump's lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House.
Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.
A US-based seabed exploration firm said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.
US President Donald Trump said the United States has "foolishly" handed Pakistan more than $US33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return, and pledged to put a stop to it.
There were reports of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend with a samurai sword, a woman indicted for killing her husband and hiding his body parts in their house, and a man arrested for rigging a booby trap to a door.
A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said.
A storm that has dumped more than 165cms of snow this week on Erie, Pennsylvania, is expected to slightly taper off after leaving drifts that buried cars, paralysed the area and made the county declare an emergency.