By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N.'s human rights expert on Iran is condemning the Islamic Republic's reliance on stoning as a form of capital punishment, citing that as just one of a number of "deeply troubling" Iranian rights violations, many of
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is expected to take control of his department next week, even as the district attorney, the mayor and a city official who voted not to remove him from office question his ability to oversee the
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the injuries she inflicted on her daughter's body.
Elizabeth Escalona began crying and didn't speak
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-
By STEVE SZKOTAKAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The state moved Thursday to reverse a wrongful death verdict in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech while the parents of two students killed want the university's president to stand trial for failing to alert the campus when the first
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Fox News and McDonald's are both magnets for controversy. Both of them have featured prominently in several documentaries, and they both get blood boiling across the country. So put them together, and you're bound to incite arguments.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California man behind an anti-Muslim film that inflamed parts of the Middle East has denied he violated his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction.
U.S District Judge Christina Snyder said Wednesday an evidentiary hearing will be held on Nov. 9 for 55-year-old Mark Basseley
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELAssociated Press
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Dozens of students gathered at the site of a deadly campus shooting on Wednesday to protest the killing of a naked, unarmed student by a University of South Alabama police officer.
A smaller group rallied to support the embattled
By NANCY ARMOURAP National Writer
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The ferociousness that won Claressa Shields an Olympic gold medal melted away as she climbed on the podium to claim it.
She giggled and grinned as she caressed it, the prettiest thing the 17-year-old boxer ever had. She shimmied and bounced