Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.
An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.
President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.
A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said.
Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care.
A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.
More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.
The former manager of a popular northern New Jersey diner was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the restaurant, in an attempt to gain greater control for himself.
Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.
Mayo Clinic has been cited by federal authorities for accidentally burning a monkey during a research procedure.
Authorities say a man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home in the small Florida town of Bell.
Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.
President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group.