A central Illinois man was charged Friday with kidnapping in the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar who authorities believe to be dead after last being seen three weeks ago, and a federal criminal complaint alleges the suspect's phone was used to visit an online forum in April called "Abduction 101."
A judge who is facing a recall effort over the sexual-assault sentence he gave a former Stanford University swimmer is publicly defending himself for the first time.
Weddings have been moved and family visits delayed.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is joining The Elders, the group of former world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela to promote peace, justice and human rights worldwide.
A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city's sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday.
Kidnapping charges were filed Friday against a central Illinois man in connection with the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar last seen three weeks ago and who is believed by authorities to be dead.
The Latest on the Illinois disappearance of a Chinese scholar (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities say a man has been charged in Illinois with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar who was last seen three weeks ago.
A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said.
The Latest on the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader (all times local): 9:15 a.m.
The flags of China and Hong Kong have been raised in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Chinese rule over Hong Kong.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services.
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, sending people running into the streets of the country's major cities.
A suburban Chicago police officer captured on video pinning an African-American teenager to ground and threatening him for trespassing has been placed on leave.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff in San Antonio to honor Office Miguel Moreno who died Friday.
New York City investigators have identified a female torso that was found in a Brooklyn bay from a tattoo on the body.
Border Patrol agents say they've found nearly two tons of marijuana in a truck stopped at a Southern California border station.
A Southern California man charged with killing his 5-year-old son has been extradited from Las Vegas to face a count of murder.
A huge crash jolted 11-year-old Zach Landis awake in his Anchorage home, but it soon became clear this wasn't an ordinary intruder or even his sisters playing a trick on him.
A man living in Arizona for more than 40 years after allegedly jumping bail during his rape trial on Long Island was captured after he applied for Social Security benefits using the name of an acquaintance who had died in 2005, New York authorities said.
The U.N. General Assembly has agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the United Nations' far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger decrease.
Mexican authorities say a suitcase containing human remains has been found in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, continuing a wave of violence that has hit the state of Baja California Sur.
New Mexico medical investigators have positively identified a body found in the Rio Grande as that of a Colorado pastor who went missing while searching for a supposed hidden treasure.
Prosecutors have filed two neglect charges against a 27-year-old Indianapolis man whose 5-year-old son fatally shot a 9-year-old playmate.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met with aboriginal activists who set up a demonstration teepee on Parliament Hill ahead of Canada Day celebrations.
A Georgia judge has ordered a New Mexico man to carry around a photo of an 18-year-old girl who died in a crash that the man caused.
A doctor was killed and multiple people injured after a gunman opened fire inside a Bronx hospital in New York City. The gunman, a physician formerly employed by the hospital, then killed himself.
A Canadian prosecutor has asked a judge to send a message of denunciation in sentencing a man and woman who took a 13-year-old girl into the United States to marry the now imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect.
In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.
Mexico has enacted a permanent ban on gillnet fishing in the habitat of the critically endangered porpoise known as the vaquita marina.
A married health teacher is accused of repeatedly having sex with a 17-year-old student in court papers filed by his mother after he tried to commit suicide.
The Latest on recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities have released a sketch of the gunman believed to have fatally shot a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate during a road rage incident.
The family of Penn State ex-football coach Joe Paterno is dropping a lawsuit against the NCAA over its use of a report into the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.