French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect.
Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men punching the animal and walking away.
A McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania has stopped serving minors after police say a group of unruly teenagers attacked the owner.
A sewage-filled Rio de Janeiro beach has been removed from the list of venues for an upcoming surfing competition in the city, the World Surf League said Wednesday.
A former Cincinnati-area bartender charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court after being found competent to stand trial.
More than 50 American Airlines flights have been delayed in the past two days by a glitch in navigation-map software loaded on pilots' iPads.
Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.
The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions.
Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity problem, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was 91.
Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought.
The crew of the International Space Station says a Russian supply ship that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch has been declared a total loss.
Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel Wednesday morning in Florida.
Schools reopened and tensions seemed to ease Wednesday after Baltimore made it through the first night of its curfew without the widespread violence many had feared.
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Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.