Rescue workers in Nicaragua were trying to reach four trapped miners in the gold and silver mine in the country's south-central city of Bonanza, after 22 others were freed.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team, has been released by the St. Louis Rams, the team has announced.
Pro-democracy activists have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest China's rejection of pleas that the territory hold an open election for its next chief executive three years from now.
The sinkhole that swallowed up eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kent., in February quickly became a favorite exhibit for museum visitors, but that's not enough to head off a decision to fill in the 60-foot wide, 40-foot-deep orifice in the floor.
Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital.
Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors to discuss a proposed cease-fire to stop the fighting in Ukraine.
Scientists examining an unusual African fish that can walk and breathe air think they've learned a thing or two about how our distant ancestors made the leap from the oceans to terra firma some 400 million years ago.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his government has sent parliament a bill that allows Ukraine to open a path toward membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
A 9-year-old girl in Arizona on Monday accidentally killed her firing-range instructor when she lost control of an Uzi submachine gun.
The Syrian civil war has sparked "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era." That's according to António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.