French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect.
Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought.
A McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania has stopped serving minors after police say a group of unruly teenagers attacked the owner.
A former Cincinnati-area bartender charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court after being found competent to stand trial.
The crew of the International Space Station says a Russian supply ship that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch has been declared a total loss.
The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions.
Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.
Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity problem, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was 91.
Schools reopened and tensions seemed to ease Wednesday after Baltimore made it through the first night of its curfew without the widespread violence many had feared.
All climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest have left the mountain and the climbing season is over following a deadly earthquake that left thousands dead in Nepal and dozens of climbers killed or injured.
Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.
Fire engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant Tuesday. The fire was the worst in the area for more than two decades, Ukraine's prime minister said.
Time for another history lesson.
Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court
A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that flying an unmanned aircraft at a national park is prohibited.