IRS AGENT CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH LEAKING FINANCIAL RECORDS

This is not the first Treasury employee to be charged in connection with leaking

JAPAN'S AKIHITO SEEN AS DEVOTED TO DUTIES, OPEN TO NEW IDEAS

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate the throne in April, is seen as being open to new ideas and keenly aware of his duties

 
 
 

AMID LOSS OF LEADERS, UNKNOWN MILITANT RISES IN PHILIPPINES

Philippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines

WATCH: HISTORIC SUMMIT HELD AT THE VATICAN BY THE POPE

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators...

 
 
 

WATCH: JUDGE ORDERED ROGER STONE TO NOT DISCUSS CRIMINAL CASE AFTER CROSSHAIRS POST

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Stone would "pose a danger" to others in the case unless she modified the terms of...

WATCH: ELECTION FRAUD SCANDAL BRINGS NEW ELECTION IN NORTH CAROLINA

The North Carolina state Board of Elections voted unanimously on Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District...

 
 
 

HERE'S A BREAKDOWN OF INDICTMENTS AND CASES IN MUELLER'S PROBE

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors have now indicted 34 individuals and three Russian businesses.

TEXAS RESIDENTS LIVING ON US-MEXICO BORDER FILE LAWSUITS OVER TRUMP'S BORDER WALL

President Donald Trump's long-promised southern border wall continues to be a work in progress and it's sure to be held up in court.

 
 
 

POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR 'CONCRETE AND EFFECTIVE MEASURES' AT HISTORIC SEX ABUSE SUMMIT

More than 190 bishops and cardinals are meeting about the epidemic of clerical sex abuse of minors.

MEXICAN SENATE APPROVES QUASI-MILITARY NATIONAL GUARD

 
 
 

FIRST COURT APPEARANCE FOR ALLEGED DOMESTIC TERRORIST PLOTTING MASS KILLING

A man caught researching acts of domestic terrorism and amassing more than a dozen firearms will spend at least two weeks in federal...

WORLD'S LARGEST BEE PHOTOGRAPHED AFTER VANISHING FOR DECADES

The last time Megachile pluto was seen was by a researcher in Indonesia in 1981.

 
 
 

THANKS IN A TANK: WWII GUNNER, NOW 95, GETS A NOSTALGIC RIDE

Heroic World War II tank gunner Clarence Smoyer has been surprised with a ride through the streets of Boston in a Sherman tank

FDA SAYS MINERAL SUNSCREENS ARE SAFE, CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS NEED MORE RESEARCH

The agency said chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate need further research.

 
 
 

WATCH: REPUBLICAN AT CENTER OF NORTH CAROLINA'S VOTER FRAUD CASE CALLS FOR NEW ELECTION

Congressional candidate Mark Harris testified on Thursday that his son had been "prophetic" in his warning about political operative...

WATCH: 'EXTINCT' GALAPAGOS TORTOISE FOUND AFTER 113 YEARS

The Fernandina Tortoise has been rediscovered on a remote island in the Galapagos after a 113-year absence.

 
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA TO HOLD NEW 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECTION

North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris testified Thursday in an election fraud case upended by his own son. The election...

AHEAD OF WEEKLONG TESTIMONY MARATHON, MICHAEL COHEN APPEARS ON CAPITOL HILL

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and fixer to President Donald Trump, appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday for closed-door meetings...

 
 
 

DOCUMENT: MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING OFFICER ASKED TO BE SHOT

Authorities say an Islamic State follower charged with terrorism had asked a sheriff's sergeant in metro Phoenix to shoot him after...

EL CHAPO ATTORNEY 'GREATLY CONCERNED' AFTER JUROR SAYS PANEL IGNORED JUDGE'S ORDERS

A juror from the El Chapo trial said at least five members of the panel ignored judge's explicit orders.

 
 
 



New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Read more ...

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

A mom in Louisiana shared a viral video of a high school fight and now has to answer for her actions, authorities said. Read more ...

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

A snowman near the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign and snowballs were just some of the ways people marked the rare snowfall there. Read more ...

'Dedicated worker': Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins huge lottery...

'Dedicated worker': Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins huge lottery prize

A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a lottery jackpot worth tens of millions of dollars. Read more ...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that stunned spectators

Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out just 33 seconds into the game. Read more ...

Syracuse legend Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with his car

Syracuse legend Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with his car

Syracuse coaching legend Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man with his car on Wednesday around midnight, according to a Syracuse.com report. A man in his 30s got out of his car... Read more ...

Official: Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit, killed pedestrian on...

Official: Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit, killed pedestrian on highway

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night in New York, officials say. Read more ...

Police: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett arrested on accusation of making...

Police: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett arrested on accusation of making false police report

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett is in custody. Read more ...

How to parallel park perfectly, every time

How to parallel park perfectly, every time

With a little geometry and a few ground rules, you can fit into just about any spot. Read more ...

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's... Read more ...