Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
Ray Hinton spent 28 years on death row for two 1985 murders that occurred during separate robberies of fast-food restaurants in Birmingham. He was set free on April 3 after new ballistics tests contradicted the only evidence used to convict him decades ago.
The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.
The family of a British Columbia woman whose motto was "money isn't worth dying for" wept as a 28-year-old man was sentenced for manslaughter after blindsiding her with a rock to the head outside a neighbourhood ice arena.
TLC pulled the reality series '19 Kids and Counting' from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Canadian scientists say they have figured out a way to turn regular human blood cells into nerve cells, an achievement that could lead to new advances for those suffering chronic pain or nerve diseases.
While oil prices are on the rebound on global markets, many petroleum analysts are expecting another price drop this fall. But for those hoping it will mean a corresponding drop in gasoline prices, an expert says that may not be the case.
Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defence lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq.
All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday.
Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week's deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday as union officials offered new details on how the engineer spent the hours before the crash.
Intelligence officials have released a list of books they say were seized from the compound where Osama bin Laden was found and killed, revealing the al Qaeda leader's penchant for books on conspiracy theories about the U.S.
Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets -- a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
It would take several lifetimes to see all the natural wonders on our planet, but if you're looking for a bucket list of some of the best sights Mother Nature has to offer, look no further than your own backyard.
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million airbags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
With 100 Toronto police officers now sporting body cameras on the job, some citizens are voicing privacy concerns over how their personal information will be recorded, viewed and stored after encounters with law enforcement.
An unexpected spike in wind has spoiled the prospect of better firefighting conditions in British Columbia's Central Interior, where crews are struggling to make headway against the first major blaze of this year's fire season.
The captain of a lobster boat pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter, admitting that he rammed the speedboat of another fisherman who he suspected was tampering with his lobster traps off the coast of Nova Scotia before the man was dragged out to sea and never seen again.
That $10 bill in your pocket could soon buy you a computer, thanks to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. C.H.I.P., a nine-dollar computer chip the size of a credit card, will begin shipping in December after its creators raised $1.4 million and counting through crowdfunding.
A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal of his death sentence is likely to focus on the judge's refusal to move the trial out of Boston and the prosecution's barrage of heartbreaking testimony from more than a dozen victims of the attack.