The devastating phone call to the Heisler family came at 4 a.m. one Sunday in March. Their son Matt, a student at the University of North Dakota, had died in a house fire. He was just 21.
An Afghan mother has become a hero among some of her countrymen after allegedly fighting the Taliban militants who had just killed her policeman son.
Dancing in front of passengers on a subway takes a lot of guts whoever and wherever you are — but its particularly true if you are a woman in Iran.
A group called Christmas for Downtown Reading raised $1,000 from business and community donations toward purchasing a replacement tree, but a last minute change of heart means the original tree that was denigrated far and wide on the Web will stay in place.
A suburban Denver woman who collected thousands of dollars in donations by convincing friends, family and her 6-year-old son that he had cancer was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years of probation and community service on Tuesday.
The priest gives you a communion wafer, then a sip of wine, then asks: Would you like fries with that? The situation sounds insane (and it may well be), but if one group’s crowdfunding campaign is successful, it could become a reality.
Police say 3-year-old killed mother with handgun while she was changing younger sibling's diaper.
The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be called "the number two." It runs on human poop and food waste.
A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
Rising temperatures and rainstorms had parts of western New York that were buried under seven feet of snow on flood alert Monday.
It may seem as if the whole world shops on Black Friday, but a new survey by Bankrate.com indicates otherwise.
Minnesota family's duck appears to think she's a cat...and their cats seem to agree.
A second band of lake-effect snow pounded the cities and towns near Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, heaping more misery on people whose cars and even houses were already buried.
Kids do the darnedest things... like flush a diamond ring down the toilet. That's what a 3-year-old boy in California did, to his mother's horror. But sanitation workers gave the story a happy ending.
The gunman who was fatally shot by police after opening fire in a library at Florida State University early Thursday was identified as a school alumnus and attorney, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
A man moves down the escalator at the arrivals section of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 19.
The only thing 7-year-old Xavier loves more than his math homework are his fruits and vegetables. But Xavier’s parents say they’re concerned because on Oct. 20, the first-grader was denied school lunch at Cascade View Elementary.
Sorry, "bae." The noun -- a " term of endearment for one's romantic partner" -- was shown no love by Oxford Dictionaries, which instead selected "vape" as the 2014 word of the year. 'Selfie' is Oxford's word of 2013
Hackers send vile messages to parents of childhood cancer victims after hacking charity's Facebook page and e-mail accounts.
A local organization honored a Delaware County teen who said her show of support for her grandmother made her the target of bullying from her classmates.
Australian morning show anchor Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit every day for a year, minus a dry cleaning here and there. Nobody noticed.
Two of the four people killed in a chemical leak Saturday were brothers who rushed back in to help a coworker.
World War II veteran Justus "Jay" Belfield was laid to rest over the weekend, just days after a photo of him in uniform saluting from his deathbed went viral.
Thai police say two Americans stole adult and infant body parts from a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas.
Former patient's paper cranes raise thousands of dollars and send a message of hope.
Oklahoma officer replaces bicycle stolen off young boy's front porch.
Service dog helps wheelchair-bound teacher keep her classroom running smoothly.
Kentucky teen battling cancer lives out his dream of playing in a college basketball game.
Man finds World War II dog tags on Alaska shore, then works to track down soldier's family in Michigan.
Armed robbers terrorize Houston nail salon, shooting one woman in the back as she fights for her purse.
Arizona mom who left kids in car during job interview faces judge after failing to set up trust fund for money raised on her children's behalf.
Patient attacks nurses with metal pipe ripped off hospital bed.
Middle school football player excels despite having no feet and only one hand.
Their guns are as big as they are — which is not saying much.
Maybe a diamond isn't every girl's best friend. More brides to be are choosing non-traditional engagement rings over the standard white diamond solitaire that has adorned women's left hands for so long.
Two New Mexico residents have been living in a new Dodge Dart for the past 13 days. The last to leave gets the car.
Huge alligator spotted walking through Florida neighborhood.
As Carly Dimuzio describes it, her waitress shift on Tuesday at the Route 6 Caf? in Vail, Colorado was a busy one. Among the customers was a woman who came in alone.
Colorado man battling terminal illness plans to end his own life using helium gas.
Pakistan's prime minister vowed to show "no mercy" to the members of a mob that burned a Christian couple alive in an industrial kiln, as the number of villagers arrested in connection with the crime reached 44.
At least nine people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a restaurant near NRG Stadium in southwest Houston, Texas Wednesday.
To some viewers, it looked like a weatherman was urinating in the snow. But it was apparently just a misunderstanding.
The mobile, with soft toys shaped as a Facebook logo and Twitter bird, hangs above the crib. When the baby reaches out to it, the device takes a quick snapshot or a video and automatically posts it on social media.
A freak accident that left a New Mexico man pinned under his truck could have ended tragically, but for some burly college football players nearby.
Abilene police have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of driving a car and running over and killing a man who refused to buy the teen alcohol.
Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer, took medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," advocacy group Compassion & Choices said Sunday.
Detroit father perishes while rescuing daughter from house fire.
Man's best friend? Maybe not. A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.
Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.
Hidden camera shows home nursing aides beating elderly Alzheimer's patient.