The Latest on the Philippine assault against militants who laid siege to a southern city (all times local): 12:15 p.m.
Newly-released video from bodycams on officers responding to a mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub shows shattered glass inside the club, the sounds of automatic gunfire and an officer shouting to the gunman, "Come out with your hands up or you will die!"
On May 24, Taiwan's Constitutional Court issued a ruling that will make the nation the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
A Philippine military official says an air force airstrike killed 11 soldiers and wounded seven others in "friendly fire" as government forces struggled to rout the remaining Islamic extremists who laid a siege in a southern city for a week.
New videos released Wednesday from body-cams on officers responding to the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando show shattered glass inside the club, the sounds of automatic gunfire and an officer shouting to the gunman, "Come out with your hands up or you will die!"
Mexico's agriculture and fisheries department says it is extending a ban on gillnets in much of the upper Gulf of California as part of an effort to save the endangered vaquita porpoise.
Authorities have identified four students who they say hung a black teddy bear from a noose at a North Carolina high school.
Two bounty hunters and the fugitive from Minnesota they were tracking shot each other dead in a hail of bullets at a Texas car dealership in front of panicked customers, officials said Wednesday.
A young woman who survived a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub has been killed in a highway car crash.
Newly-released video from bodycams on officers responding to a mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub shows shattered glass inside the club, the sounds of automatic gunfire and an officer shouting, "Come out with your hands up or you will die!"
A man who killed a police officer in Ohio has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges and has been sentenced to life in prison plus 35 years without the possibility of parole.
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer during a traffic stop last year in New Mexico.
A routine training exercise for the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday, ended with the rescue of a wild animal.
An investigation into the misuse of funds by an outgoing chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley cost 10 times more than the misspending.
Interstate 25 is shut down in both directions between Orchard Road and Belleview Avenue due to a massive fire in the roadway.
Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder and accused of stabbing her Uber driver to death in suburban Chicago.
Police say three more people have been charged in the death of a 16-year-old central Iowa girl who weighed only 56 pounds at her death.
The mother of six girls a Pennsylvania man is accused of assaulting, fathering two children by one, says she knew about the sexual activity but believed it "could be a good thing."
A judge called a New Hampshire man a "bully vigilante" and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014.
SpaceX is taking recycling to a whole new realm — all the way to orbit.
The FBI said Wednesday it is looking for a man wanted for alleged "illicit sexual contact with minor" during the Wreath Laying Ceremony on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has received a rabies shot after being bitten by a coyote at an Arizona park.
Even though President Trump issued a sweeping order to cut federal red tape earlier this year, a Northern California farmer is still facing a nearly $3 million fine for plowing his own land.
A commission investigating last year's crash of a plane that killed 92 people including members of Russia's renowned army choir says it may have been caused by pilot disorientation.
A U.S. Air Force veteran convicted in New York of terrorism charges for trying to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr will spend 35 years in prison.
Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash the border with Iraq.
A police sergeant was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman wielding a baseball bat, a death the mayor called tragic and unacceptable.
The Latest on a deadly stabbing attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train (all times local): 11:52 a.m.
A Connecticut man who killed his 7-month-old son when he threw the boy off a 90-foot-high bridge, then survived the plunge himself, has been sentenced to 70 years in prison Wednesday.
The owner of a Massachusetts farm where authorities say they found about 1,400 animals in overcrowded, overheated and dangerous living conditions has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.
While Goldman Sachs said in a statement that it acquired the bonds "on the secondary market from a broker and did not interact” with the beleaguered government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, that has done little to assuage the anger that many Venezuelans – both at home and in the U.S. – feel toward the investment bank’s move.
Law enforcement can be a dangerous job, but a brave deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office encountered a different type of danger Tuesday morning.
The Latest on the arrest of an NYPD officer in the death of a mentally ill woman (all times local): 3:20 p.m.
The former New York Public Library director of exhibitions will be in charge of Barack Obama's presidential center museum.
Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announced Wednesday that he's running for governor of Maryland as a progressive Democrat, and in doing so he repeatedly tried to link popular incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to President Donald Trump.
New Mexico and Georgia — two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States — had the nation's highest rates of inmates in county jails, according to a report made public Wednesday by a non-partisan criminal justice reform group.
A former Puerto Rico senator and a prominent businessman have been found guilty of bribery in a second trial ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee weeded out the field to the truly elite spellers during Wednesday's grueling preliminary rounds.