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Militants with an al-Qaeda-linked group threw several bombs into the United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, early Wednesday, storming the facility and unleashing a gunbattle that left at least 12 dead.
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after two years battling prostate cancer, according to his publisher. He was 47.
Taliban militants said Wednesday they killed four U.S. military troops in a rocket attack targeting the Bagram Air Base just outside Kabul.
School board members voted unanimously on Tuesday to rename a year-old San Fernando Valley elementary school after Michelle Obama.
Massachusetts police spent Tuesday evening at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as part of an investigation into a homicide scene about a mile away.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested for walking into a Catholic Mass and shooting his father-in-law in the head, police in Ogden, Utah, said.
The United States and its Western allies see a chance for a breakthrough on containing Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program with Hasan Rowhani, who won Iran's presidential election last week.
Current and former Washington officials Sunday slammed the leaker who exposed the government's secret collection of phone records and Internet data and vigorously defended the surveillance programs as essential and life-saving tools in the war on terrorism.
A popular sports bar in Miami that was packed to the hilt for Thursday's NBA finals turned into chaos zone as an outdoor deck collapsed, sending dozens into the water and injuring more than 30.
Police will remove protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square within the next 24 hours, said Turkey's prime minister on Thursday, in a blunt warning that marks the end of the government's patience with a weeks-long rally that's escalated into violence.
An building inspector who surveyed a Philadelphia building just days before it collapsed and killed six has committed suicide, a city spokesman said Wednesday.
Hundreds of police donned riot gear Tuesday and stormed through barricades in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, to oust protesters who've occupied the property for a week.
The State Department has been tainted by an internal memo that revealed security personnel and even diplomats may have committed inappropriate, illegal behavior during overseas trips.
The Tony Awards will be a real drag this year: The two top musicals battling it out have leading men dressed as women, and the night's biggest celebrity will be Tom Hanks, who reminded everyone of his cross-dressing roots by teaming up in "Lucky Guy" with Peter Scolari, his "Bosom Buddies" co-star.
A lawyer on behalf of a survivor of a building collapse in Philadelphia that killed six filed a lawsuit late Thursday against the city, claiming the incident was due to lax city regulation of the construction contracting industry.