The city of Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, seeking Chapter 9 protection from creditors and unions owed some $18.5 billion in debt and liabilities.
The crew of a North Korean ship carrying a clandestine cargo of Cold War-era weapons from Cuba has been charged with endangering public security by Panamanian authorities, who seized the vessel earlier this week.
A construction worker has turned himself in to police in connection with Wednesday's building collapse in Philadelphia.
Police in India say they've arrested three men in connection with the alleged gang rape of an American woman in northern India earlier this week.
NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Turkey that some 900 people were arrested across the country and several hundred were wounded.
A massive tornado ripped through the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon.
The officer in charge of the sexual prevention and response branch for the Air Force was arrested and charged with sexual battery over the weekend.
Judah Aldrighette was taken into custody on Monday morning
A young woman's desperate cries alerted neighbors Monday to a frightening tale in Cleveland. Three young women who had gone missing between 2002 and 2004 were found Monday afternoon inside a home where the shades were said to be always drawn.
Monday's explosions in Boston have led to heightened security elsewhere, with New York, Washington and Los Angeles among the cities taking action within hours of the blasts.