Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes added to the quake's high death toll.
Police charged two men with murder for fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of basketball star Dwyane Wade, on Friday while she was pushing her baby in a stroller and walking to register her children for school.
Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River
On Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, MTV hosted their annual Video Music Awards. Here's who was nominated across all the categories — and who's taken home the coveted Moonmen so far
Police are investigating unconfirmed reports of an active shooter inside one of the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Details remain unclear and police say they haven't been able to confirm the reports
Record visitor numbers at the Yellowstone National Park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to wildlife.
Two blue whales were seen off the coast of New England by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, in a rare sighting of the earth's largest mammal. Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation co-founder Dianna Schulte saw the whales off Rye Harbor, New Hampshire
Six crew members on a mock mission to Mars returned to society on Sunday after a year of living in isolation in an empty habitation on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawaii as part of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue and Simulation program
Medical workers in Aleppo, a photographer and videographer recall the harrowing night 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was rescued following an airstrike. The footage of Omran, stoic and shocked in an ambulance, became a symbol of the crisis in Syria
Michael Leiter, former director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said France's ban on full-body burkini swimsuits will cause a division in the country, making it more vulnerable to terror attacks.
A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, but a final ruling won't come until after a November trial
The Seattle Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League announced that goalie Hope Solo had been "granted a personal leave" before the team faced off against the Portland Thorns on Saturday night.