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Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

An 8.52 carat diamond has been found by a Colorado woman at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro.…

9 killed in crash of Alaska sightseeing plane

9 killed in crash of Alaska sightseeing plane

Eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot have been killed when a sightseeing plane crashed into a cliff face in southeastern Alaska Thursday.…

Accused NY prison guard admits giving inmates tools, denies knowing of escape plan

Accused NY prison guard admits giving inmates tools, denies knowing of escape plan

A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box but says he…

Vandals target Confederate monuments, paint post-Ferguson slogan in graffiti in 6 states

Vandals target Confederate monuments, paint post-Ferguson slogan in graffiti in 6 states

Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan “Black lives matter” on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall…

Baltimore County police kill unarmed man after suicide threat

Baltimore County police kill unarmed man after suicide threat

An unarmed black man killed by Baltimore County police told his girlfriend’s mother that he was going to commit suicide as officers were on their way to his home after…

Common sense important when dealing with shark threat, experts say

Common sense important when dealing with shark threat, experts say

Beach towns across the nation are evaluating how to prevent shark attacks and keep beachgoers safe after a string of shark bites off the North Carolina coast.…

China lashes out at US racial bias, police violence in human rights report

China lashes out at US racial bias, police violence in human rights report

China says racial discrimination and police abuses are rife in the United States, in a report intended as a counterpoint to U.S. criticisms of China’s own human rights record.…

US museums increasingly avoid returning Nazi-looted art, report says

US museums increasingly avoid returning Nazi-looted art, report says

U.S. museums are increasingly avoiding the return of Nazi-looted art by using legal maneuvers to avoid resolving the cases on their merits, according to a report by the World Jewish…

At DOJ town hall, Baltimore residents talk about their experiences with police misconduct

At DOJ town hall, Baltimore residents talk about their experiences with police misconduct

The U.S. Justice Department is holding its first public forum since the agency began an investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department has habitually violated the civil rights of Baltimore’s…

Aiming to repair relations with the public, NYPD launches new community policing plans

Aiming to repair relations with the public, NYPD launches new community policing plans

The New York City Police Department is launching a new policing strategy meant to improve relations with the communities it serves.…