Toronto’s scandal-prone Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid.
Rescue teams are scrambling to find survivors of an earthquake that rocked southern China on Sunday and that Chinese officials say killed at least 398 people and injured at least 1,800 others.
Iraq’s most-revered Shiite cleric called on the country’s political blocs to agree on a prime minister in the next four days, putting pressure on a government that is struggling to address the growing security crisis.
Police are searching for an armed suspect after a rare fatal attack on Canadian police. On Wednesday night, five Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were shot in the city of Moncton, New Brunswick.
It’s not exactly a scholarship to Juilliard, but the National Zoo’s animal enrichment program has given a family of Asian small-clawed otters a chance to make music.
The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would disband a special unit charged with detecting possible terrorist threats by carrying out secret surveillance of Muslim groups.
Ukraine’s interim government on Thursday issued a report that accuses ousted President Viktor Yanukovych of ordering police snipers to fire on protesters during anti-government demonstrations, a day after the former leader denied the charge.
Another cold snap could change things, of course, but it appears that after a long winter the Great Lakes have come close to — but won’t break — their recorded record for ice cover.
What’s being described as the worst storm in years hit Britain before moving across the English Channel to lash the Netherlands, France and Germany.
On Friday, hundreds of demonstrators took the streets of Santa Rosa, Calif. to protest the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.