Three companies were cited and fined more than $107,000 in the April 27 collapse of a crane in Seattle that killed four people, authorities said. Seattle police said a criminal investigation has been opened into the incident.
The Ridgecrest earthquake in July was the strongest to strike Southern California in 20 years. And the main quake, along with more than 100,000 aftershocks, caused a major fault to move for the first time, researchers say.
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are paying most costs for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson has committed to paying for the rest, the Jefferson family's attorney told the Dallas Morning News.
FBI toxicology tests have determined that the deaths of three American tourists in the Dominican Republic were due to natural causes, a US State Department official said Friday.
A father who paid $75,000 to inflate his daughters ACT scores in a massive college admissions scandal was sentenced to one month in prison Friday, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Actress Felicity Huffman began serving time in Dublin, California, this week at a federal prison that Forbes once said was among the "cushiest" in the country.
During Friday's historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control.
At least 62 people were killed in an explosion during Friday prayers in a mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, according to a regional spokesman.
College-aged women are as much as four times more susceptible to sexual violence than women of all ages. With that in mind, the University of New Mexico is hoping some drink coasters can potentially prevent the nightmare of sexual assault for students.
Some 300,000 Chicago schoolchildren are out of class for the second day in a row Friday, as negotiations continue between the city and thousands of striking educators.
The Duchess of Cambridge has given her first ever television news interview, telling CNN exclusively that the royal tour of Pakistan with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has been "really special."
A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city.
When it comes to business travel, astronauts take the cake. The six space scientists and engineers who live and work in the International Space Station are traveling at a speed of five miles per second -- orbiting Earth once every 92 minutes.
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conducted the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk officially began at 7:38 a.m. ET and lasted for seven hours and 17 minutes, ending at 2:55 p.m. ET. The spacewalk went well, according to both as…
More than 40,000 marathoners are preparing to compete on Sunday in the Indian capital New Delhi, where air pollution has reached dangerous levels.
Three Muslim families were not allowed to board a New York City ferry after they were told they posed a "security issue," according to a discrimination complaint filed with the New York City Commission on Human Rights this week.
More than half a million petty criminals will be pardoned in Japan next week to mark the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, the government announced Friday.
An Alabama 3-year-old has been missing for nearly a week and -- though there have been moments of hope and anticipation -- no arrests have been made and there is still no sign of the toddler.
One person has died after a plane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, went off an airport runway while trying to land Thursday in Alaska.
A man who was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2016 after several criminal convictions was arrested this week and charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in New York this summer, according to court documents and officials.
More than a dozen correctional employees in Illinois are under investigation after they were accused of mocking transgender inmates in private Facebook groups, state officials said.
An emergency medical technician raced to assist a colleague who had a stroke on the job, but he fell unconscious before he could help.
A grand jury in Alaska returned an additional murder indictment Thursday against a man already charged with the murder and sexual assault of another woman.
A dozen women are alleging that a former dorm supervisor at the New York School for the Deaf sexually abused them while they were students, a new lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of New York says.
The US and Turkey announced a five-day break in fighting in Northern Syria today. Referred to as a "ceasefire" by the US and as a "pause" by Turkey, the agreement is unclear about how it would be implemented in one of the most complex battlefields on Earth. Here's what you need to know.
The City of New Orleans plans to bring down two cranes at the construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel that collapsed over the weekend, killing at least two people, according to New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell. Authorities are citing a potential tropical storm that could enter the a…
The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to close Rikers Island jail Thursday and open four new borough-based facilities instead.
Utah State Trooper Ruben Correa headed to a call of a car on the train tracks, but when he got to the scene a man was still in that car -- and a train was coming.
Afroz Shah, a lawyer in Mumbai, hasn't had a weekend off in four years. But he hasn't spent this time writing briefs or preparing for court.
A parent who initially pleaded not guilty for his participation in the notorious college admissions scandal has agreed to change his plea to guilty, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts said Thursday.
A mother who lost her son to a workplace shooting several months ago is now battling with her homeowners association over her right to fly flags in his honor.
An Australian woman has a surveillance camera to thank for her rescue after she got lost while camping with friends.
A British Royal Air Force plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was forced to abandon landing twice in Pakistan due to bad weather on Thursday.
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's death penalty trial is set to begin in January 2020, according to a court order issued Thursday by Florida Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.
A Colorado police officer is on administrative leave after shooting an armed man in the buttocks though the window of the man's house, according to the Aurora Police Department.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been keeping an eye on its namesake planet since 2006. It's searched for evidence of water, identified intriguing objects on the surface and acted as a communication link for surface missions.
The Latin American Music Awards (AMAs) feel and sound like the best house party you've ever attended.
The US Marine Corps said it misidentified another one of the six men featured in the iconic World War II photo of a flag being raised over Iwo Jima.
About 25,000 educators are on strike in Chicago, forcing the country's third biggest school district to cancel classes and leaving about 300,000 students and their families to figure out where they will go. Many Chicago children depend on the breakfast and lunch provided at school as two of …