Powerful earthquake strikes the Northern Mariana Islands

A powerful but deep earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 has struck the U.S. commonwealth the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, seismologists say. A tsunami warning that was briefly issued has been canceled. The [...]

Man who attempted to assassinate President Reagan is set to be released

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that John Hinckley Jr., who was convicted for the assassination attempt on U.S President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be released after being held at a mental hospital for 35 years. Hinckley could be released [...]

Bomb alert prompts evacuation of Union Station in D.C.

Union Station in Washington, D.C. was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat came in and a suspicious package was found, officials say. The entire terminal was ordered to evacuate and only few details were immediately available. The incident [...]

Democratic Party nominates Hillary Clinton for president

The Democratic National Convention has formally nominated former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, making her the first female nominee of a major party. After Clinton secured well more [...]

19 dead after stabbing rampage at Japanese care center

At least 19 people have been killed in the Japanese city of Sagamihara after a former employee went on a stabbing spree inside a facility for people with disabilities, officials say. More than 20 others have been injured. The attack began at [...]

Suicide bomber in Germany pledged allegiance to ISIS

The 27-year-old Syrian refugee who blew himself up outside a restaurant-cafe near a music festival in the German city of Ansbach had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video message, officials say. The group has since claimed [...]

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announces resignation

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who faced increasing calls to step down in the wake of the DNC email leak, says she will resign from her position after taking part in this week's convention. Congresswoman Wasserman, [...]

1 dead in machete attack in southern Germany

A woman has been killed and two others have been injured after a Syrian refugee with a machete attacked people in the city of Reutlingen in southern Germany, officials say. There were no immediate indications of terrorism. The incident happened [...]

Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigns after harassment allegations

Roger Ailes has resigned with immediate effect as the chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, just weeks after one of the company's former anchors filed a sexual harassment suit against the businessman. A statement released just after [...]

Brazil arrests ISIS suspects over Olympics terror plot

Police in Brazil have arrested a group of people who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS) during next month's Summer Olympics in the South American country. A total of 10 suspects were [...]