Posted: 08/07/2013 - In the Venezuelan coastal city of Maracaibo, they're known as piranhas. But these aren't the flesh-eating fish found in some South American rivers. They're fast and ferocious thieves who residents say are increasingly attacking women for their hair.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Their 820-foot-long flattop is designed to carry 14 helicopters. Launch comes at a time of increased tensions with China, which is warning Japan against any military expansion.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Sources say embers of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are planning an attack. UK withdraws its staff from British embassy in Yemen, follows U.S. lead. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri tells operatives in Yemen to "do something."
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Iran's new president he he "would have no problem talking to anyone of good will -- even the United States."
Updated: 08/06/2013 - Utility company Thames Water said it removed what it's calling the biggest "fatberg" ever recorded in Britain — a 15-ton blob of congealed fat and baby wipes the size of a bus lodged in a sewer drain.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Morocco's king revoked on Sunday the pardon of a convicted Spanish pedophile that sparked angry protests in the North African nation.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - The two boys, ages 5 and 7, were found dead in Campbellton, New Brunswick. They had been sleeping over at an apartment above a reptile store. Police believe the snake escaped its enclosure there, got upstairs, and strangled the boys.
Posted: 08/02/2013 - The State Department issued a worldwide alert to U.S. citizens traveling abroad on Friday, warning that al Qaeda and its affiliates are planning terrorist attacks that may materialize before the end of August.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Lawyer tells state-run Russia 24 that the country made a "humane" decision. WikiLeaks quotes Snowden thanking Russia and blasting Obama administration. Snowden met the Americans in Moscow online, his attorney says.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - The nation's leading Roman Catholic archbishop believes Pope Francis was "on a high" from his first international trip as pontiff when he said "Who am I to judge?" gays and lesbians.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - The seven victims died after drinking methyl alcohol. More than 40 people remain hospitalized, state media says. The toxic alcohol is commonly found in varnishes and antifreeze.
Posted: 07/30/2013 - Phone call may have distracted train driver shortly before Wednesday's crash killed 79 people. Driver received call from railway staff minutes before crash, and the train was going 95 mph, court says; speed limit for bend is 49 mph.
Posted: 07/30/2013 - Police discover the violin and 2 bows at a house in central England. They were stolen in late 2010 near a London train station. Two teens were sentenced for the theft two years ago.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - One train's driver is missing after a head-on collision, police say. The trains were on a route between Payerne and Lausanne.
Updated: 07/29/2013 - "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Pop Francis responded to a question on a flight back from Brazil.
Posted: 07/27/2013 - The last time Thomas Hudner was in North Korea, he was fighting for his life.
Posted: 07/25/2013 - Pope Francis tells youth that faith cures discontent, as huge crowds flock to see the first Pontiff from South America.
Posted: 07/25/2013 - The headmistress of the Indian school that authorities say served toxic lunches, killing 23 students, was arrested Wednesday, police said.