US & World

UN ambassador in Sierra Leone for closer look at Ebola crisis

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

Attacker made video of himself before shooting, Canadian police say

Police say they have "persuasive evidence" the shooting at a war memorial and Parliament building was ideologically and politically driven. The video, under analysis, will not be released for now.

New Jersey releasing quarantined nurse

The New Jersey Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox, a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa, had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

Instagram artist under investigation for 'artistic' vandalism in national parks

Artist Casey Nocket recently traveled to several national parks on the west coast. But while taking in the natural sights, she created her own: Nocket allegedly scrawled her own drawings and artwork onto the landscape.

Many Tunisians vote in key test of Arab Spring's legacy

Voter turnout has been reported at around 60 percent of the electorate, as Tunisians cast votes in their country's first full parliamentary election Sunday.

Nicaragua follows its own path in dealing with drug traffickers

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.

US marines leave Afghanistan, along with British force

The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first established nearly 6 years ago. For Britain, the day brought an end to 13 years of military operations in Afghanistan.

Boko Haram reportedly abducts more girls despite cease-fire deal

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

A day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched what the prime minister called a terrorist attack, a top police official said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport.

Frank Mankiewicz, aide who announced Robert Kennedy's death, dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

Canada Parliament shooting: Gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

A picture began to emerge Thursday of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau a day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government.

More transparency from the LDS church; 'magic Mormon underwear' explained

With the recent release of the documentary film "Meet the Mormons" and an informational video on temple garments, it seems the Mormon Church has a new PR strategy.

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

The lawyer of retired Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is arguing he needs to be released to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

The shootings on Sept. 16, 2007, caused an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare.

3 American teens reportedly suspected of trying to join Islamic militants

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case.

Hong Kong students march on chief executive's residence

About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.