A Louisiana trooper died Monday after he was shot by an apparently stranded motorist who stood over the officer and told him afterward, "You're lucky - you're going to die soon," state police said.
Authorities say a man allegedly stabbed his relative, raped a woman and then drove both victims from Massachusetts to Ohio before being captured after stealing a police car.
Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean returned to San Francisco on Sunday and said most of the trash they found is medium to large-sized pieces, as opposed to tiny ones.
Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.
A University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist he stopped over a missing front license plate has grabbed other colleges' attention, prompting discussions and reviews of their own police policies.
Officials at the National Zoo say they're optimistic about the chances that twin giant panda cubs will survive thanks in part to a technique developed by panda breeders in China.
Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his money. When he hesitated, the thieves pulled out small knives and stabbed him eight times before making off with fares totaling more than $100.
President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.
Lion cub cousins soon will be working on their roars after being born less than a week apart to half sisters at the Columbus Zoo
A heavily armed man with ties to radical Islam who was known in three European countries as potentially dangerous escaped the radar when he boarded a high-speed train - but not the courage of three American passengers who took him down.
Funeral services were held in Detroit for a woman who was believed to be the oldest U.S. veteran at the time of her death.
The owner of the home where Rosie O'Donnell's missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, according to authorities and the star's spokeswoman.
A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers.
Jimmy Carter always goes home to Plains, Georgia. The tiny town he calls a "haven" was there when he got out of the Navy, when he left the governor's office and when he lost the 1980 presidential election.
Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence rampant in their native El Salvador. But now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack.