Among the serious accusations of improper spending leveled at Rep. Aaron Schock since The Washington Post shined a spotlight on his “Downton Abbey”-themed office are at least a dozen flights aboard his political donors’ private planes.
Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.
Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction – the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat – is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.
Mohammed Emwazi, identified Thursday as the Islamic State fighter known as “Jihadi John,” came to the attention of the British intelligence services in May 2009 in Tanzania, where British officials thought he and his friends were headed to Somalia to fight with the terrorist group al-Shabab. They allegedly tried to recruit him as an informant before shipping him back home.
In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a boy looks out from the window of his house as an onion vendor arranges his cart in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prices of vegetables and other commodities were high in recent weeks due to bad weather in Sri Lanka's agricultural regions, which reduced the harvest. Imported products also have come to market, also lowering prices.
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.
New York State Police say they've charged a Rochester man with using excavating equipment to dig a 40-foot-long, 12-foot-deep hole in a rural road in the middle of the night and not telling anyone about it.
A Belgrade court is considering quashing the treason conviction against Gen. Draza Mihailovic for his collaboration with Nazis during World War II, which would politically rehabilitate the controversial Serbian guerrilla commander almost 70 years after he was sentenced and shot to death by communists.
Kurdish fighters were closing in on a northeastern Syrian town that is a key stronghold of the Islamic State group on Friday, activists said. The town and the surrounding province have become the latest battleground in the fight against the IS extremists who this week captured up to 220 Christians there.