Police say a newborn baby is in extremely critical condition after his mother left him in a trash can near her home in Kearns, Utah.
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east.
Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said.
Vice President Joe Biden has called three top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government of Iraq and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State terror group.
Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over amid ceaseless fighting by rival militias.
Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery.
Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.
Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.
An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday.
Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.