A Japan Coast Guard official told CNN the guard has completed an
investigation and freed 14 Chinese crew members of a boat Monday, but the
captain of the boat is still detained.
A Chinese trawler collided with Japanese patrol ships Tuesday off the
disputed Diaoyu Islands, in the East China Sea.
The Japanese Coast Guard arrested the trawler's captain, alleging that he
obstructed public officers while they performed their duties.
Marines in Mexico have captured an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, the country's state-run news agency reported on Sunday, handing authorities another big win in their fight against powerful drug organizations.
Sunday's U.S. Open men's tennis final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has been postponed until Monday at 4 p.m. ET due to rain in New York.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters beat Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday night in the women's final.
A young Team USA has won the country’s first FIBA world basketball championship in 16 years.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points – including seven 3-pointers – as the United States beat the tournament’s host, Turkey, 81-64 in the gold medal game in Istanbul on Sunday.
The game capped off a perfect tournament for Team USA, which won all five of its group games before going 4-0 in the knockout stage.
Hurricane Igor ballooned into a major Atlantic Ocean hurricane on Sunday with top winds of 135 mph (215 km/h), but remained far from land, forecasters reported.
Igor grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane Saturday night and swelled from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm in the three hours between the late morning and early afternoon advisories from the National Hurricane Center. At 2 p.m. ET, the storm was about 1,120 miles (1,800 km) east of the Leeward Islands and was moving west at about 14 mph (22 km/h), the center reported.
The miners trapped for more than a month in Chile are getting a light in more ways than one.
The 33 men have received a power line that will allow them to install electric lights in their shelter 2,300 feet underground, mining officials said Saturday.
Officials are also granting the miners' longstanding request for cigarettes. Rescuers are sending down two packs a day to be split between the miners who want to smoke, Chilean Health Minister Jaime Manalich said.
Cigarettes were among the first requests made by some of the miners, but officials have been supplying them with nicotine patches and gum instead. Upgrades made to ventilation in the mine led officials to decide to allow them to smoke, Manalich said.
A man in Kentucky shot and killed five people before turning the gun on himself after a domestic dispute on Saturday, Breathitt County Sheriff Ray Clemons told CNN.
The gunman was identified as 47-year-old Stanley Neace, said Trooper Jody Sims of the Kentucky State Police, which took over the investigation.
Clemons said Neace's wife and stepson are among the dead.
Neighbor Martha Jackson told CNN affiliate WLEX that Neace ran up to her and asked to use her phone.
"I said, 'Do you want me to call 911 for you?' and he said, 'yes,' and told the police ... 'Stanley Neace was shooting, running in people's homes, killing 'em,'" Jackson said.
[update: 8:37 a.m.] Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released Sunday or Monday, an Iranian lawyer representing the hikers told CNN Sunday.
"Everything is in place for the release," said lawyer Massoud Shafii, who
got to see them for the first time on Sunday. "It's up to the family when to deliver the money."
A prosecutor in Tehran has announced Iran's readiness for the "conditional release" of one of the three U.S. citizens detained there, state media reported Sunday.
The official death toll from a massive fire in San Bruno, California, stands at four, city officials said.