Authorities searched early Saturday for nine teens they say were abducted from a New Mexico ranch for troubled youth.
New Mexico State Police issued an Amber Alert despite the fact that an attorney for the ranch director said Friday that all the teens were safe.FULL STORY
Rebels kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at dawn Thursday and took him to an undisclosed location, his spokeswoman told CNN.
Armed rebels escorted the prime minister from the Corinthian Hotel in Tripoli into a convoy of waiting cars, said a hotel clerk who was not authorized to speak to the media.FULL STORY
As Colorado copes with the aftermath of deadly floods, the high waters rolled toward Nebraska early Wednesday, where anxious residents prepared for potential overflows.
Runoff from Colorado flooding is coursing into neighboring Nebraska, forecasters said.
"The exact crest stages are still uncertain as the waters are just moving into Nebraska," the National Weather Service said. "It is possible that upcoming forecasts could change so those along the river should stay tuned for updated information."FULL STORY
In her first television interview since she was freed following an alleged kidnapping this month, Hannah Anderson described herself as a survivor, and thanked those who have supported her.
"In the beginning I was a victim, but now knowing everyone out there is helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead," she told NBC News. "My mom raised me to be strong."
The Nigerian military said Thursday it killed one of the leaders of the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the nation for years.
Mamadu Bama, also known as Abu Saad, was killed along with his father this month in Borno state, the military said in a statement.FULL STORY
Judging by the nearly deserted streets, the Egyptian capital was unlike any other working day Thursday.
Traffic was light. Shops and businesses slowly reopened after a nighttime curfew following the killing of nearly 300 people nationwide. A sense of foreboding washed over Cairo as residents stayed behind closed doors.FULL STORY
Police departments in Chicago and New York are trading barbs after a federal judge ruled that New York City's stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional.
"Welcome to Chicago," a Bronx police officer told the New York Post after the ruling, insinuating that crime rates in New York would approach those of the embattled Midwestern city as a result of the ruling, which mandated changes to stop-and-frisk.FULL STORY
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, will be sentenced Wednesday for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds.
The pair pleaded guilty in February to various changes - Jesse Jackson Jr. to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and false statements; and his wife to filing false tax returns.
In death, as in life, the two brothers were inseparable.
Connor Barthe, 6, the loud protective big brother with a wicked smile and deep dimples. Noah, the little albeit quieter one, who wanted to play basketball when he grew up.
Their Canadian community of Campbellton, New Brunswick, eulogized the boys Saturday, days after they were strangled to death by an African rock python. The 100-pound snake came crashing through the ceiling of a family friend's apartment, where they were having a sleepover Monday.FULL STORY
The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a drastic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges left Hong Kong and was flying over Russian airspace.
And he left with the help of WikiLeaks, who assisted with Snowden's "political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers (and) safe exit from Hong Kong." the group said on Twitter.
An ambulance transporting former South African President Nelson Mandela to the hospital two weeks ago had engine trouble on the way there, but the anti-apartheid icon was never at risk, a government spokesman said Saturday.
"When the ambulance experienced engine problems it was decided that it would be best to transfer to another military ambulance which itself was accompanied for the rest of the journey by a civilian ambulance," spokesman Mac Maharaj said.FULL STORY
Five South African military members died in a helicopter crash while on an anti-rhino poaching mission, the nation's state broadcaster said Sunday.
The crash happened Saturday evening at Kruger National Park, according to South African Broadcasting Corp.
The Kenyan Supreme Court plans to issue its verdict Saturday on a legal challenge to Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the presidential election.
Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding leader, won the presidential poll this month with 50.07% of the vote.
His main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, got 43.31% of the vote, and challenged the outcome in court, saying it was flawed and marred by technical problems.FULL STORY
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is conscious after his admission to a hospital for a recurring lung infection, the president's office said Thursday.
Mandela, 94, was admitted to the hospital just before midnight Wednesday, his second hospitalization this month.
The anti-apartheid icon and nation's first black president has become increasingly frail over the years, and he has not appeared in public since 2010.FULL STORY
After more than four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf landed in Karachi on Sunday despite threats of arrest and assassination.
Musharraf resigned as president of the south Asian nation five years ago, but he hopes to lead his party in May elections.
He has been living in London and Dubai, and risks possible arrest and the Pakistani Taliban have vowed to assassinate him if he returns to the nation.FULL STORY
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, acclaimed in part for his groundbreaking 1958 novel "Things Fall Apart," has died, his British publisher, Penguin Books, said Friday. He was 82.
An author of more than 20 books, his honors included the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.
Achebe is a major part of African literature, and is popular all over the continent for his novels, especially "Anthills of the Savannah," which was itself shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987, and "Things Fall Apart."
Zimbabweans voted Saturday for a key referendum on a new constitution that limits presidential terms for the first time in the African nation.
Robert Mugabe, 89, has been in power for decades, first serving as prime minister in 1980 and taking over as president seven years later.
"This is a Zimbabwean document to replace a British one. That is why I voted for it," said Babra Mheno, 34, a university student, referring to the nation's former colonial rulers.
If approved, which is highly likely, the constitution will give more powers to the parliament and limit the president's. It also introduces a two-term limit of five years each for a president.FULL STORY
Uhuru Kenyatta, indicted for alleged crimes against humanity and the son of the nation's founding father, was leading early Wednesday in Kenya's presidential election.
With a little more than 40% of the vote counted, Kenyatta was leading - 53% to 42% - over his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, according to the election commission websiteFULL STORY
Throngs of Kenyans lined up nationwide Monday to choose a president in a tight, anxiously awaited general election, just hours after several people were killed in an attack on a police station in the country's second-largest city.
The victims of the attack at the police station in the port city of Mombasa included both civilians and police officers, said Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He did not have an exact death toll.FULL STORY