Israelis voted Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics.
In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.
President Donald Trump on Thursday reversed his administration's decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics, saying the competition for people with intellectual disabilities is "incredible."
Lawyers for the convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman requested a new trial Tuesday, saying some jurors followed media coverage of the first one, violating the judge's orders.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who shot to fame by representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to extort money from Nike.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his two-year investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, submitting his report to the Justice Department on a high-stakes probe of Donald Trump and his campaign dubbed a "witchhunt" by the president.
A flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles returned to Hawaii because of a fight between two passengers on board, it was reported this morning.
In response to mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said additional patrols would be deployed outside mosques across the region even though there is no known threat to the Southland.
New Zealand police said they have detained four people in connection with deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday and had secured a number of improvised explosive devices.
Beto O'Rourke, a skateboarding former punk rocker feted as one of the Democratic Party's rising stars, announced Thursday he is running for president -- joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge US President Donald Trump in 2020.