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How a Cartel Dominated a Mexican Town

How a Cartel Dominated a Mexican TowniStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico) -- A video published recently on YouTube provides a chilling account of how organized crime has evolved in Mexico. And it's getting a lot of play in the media, given the recent surge of violence in the weste...

Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets Arrested

Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets ArrestediStockphoto/Thinkstock(VERACRUZ, Mexico) -- Mexican police have arrested a teenager who faked her own kidnapping so that she could get money to go on vacations with her ex-boyfriend and four other friends. Nineteen year-old Arely Soto actually wanted h...

Canadian Town Evacuated After Freight Train Carrying Fuel Derails

Canadian Town Evacuated After Freight Train Carrying Fuel DerailsABC News(LAC-MEGANTIC, Canada) -- Five people are confirmed dead and the entire town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada, was evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire, officials told ABC News. The 80-car-long freight tr...

Downtown Calgary Evacuated Due to Severe Flooding, Four People Killed

Downtown Calgary Evacuated Due to Severe Flooding, Four People KillediStockphoto/ThinkStock(CALGARY, Canada) -- Residents of Calgary, Canada are gradually returning home Saturday after severe flooding in southern Alberta led to the evacuation of the entire downtown and killed at least four people. The flooding washed ou...

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On BoardiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) -- An Egypt Air flight bound for New York City had to make an emergency landing in Scotland after a passenger found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane. BBC News re...

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On BoardiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) -- A passenger aboard a plane bound for New York City found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane.BBC News reports that a BBC producer was on the plane and found a no...

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy SafeLongmont Police Department(MANITOBA, Canada) -- Luke Turner, a missing 3-year-old Colorado boy, was found safe in Manitoba, Canada, Sunday, as police arrested his father in connection with the alleged abduction. Monty Turner, 51, was arrested Sunday af...

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

What Obama Can Achieve in MexicoYURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) -- President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico on Thursday afternoon for a 24-hour trip in which he is expected to meet with Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to talk about trade, security and immigra...

Trinidad’s National Security Minister Resigns Amid Corruption Allegations

Trinidad’s National Security Minister Resigns Amid Corruption AllegationsTony Quinn/WireImage(PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad) -- Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of National Security, Jack Warner, has resigned amid a cloud of allegations of corrupt dealings, and after being linked to an investigation by federal authorities in the Un...

Mother of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects: ‘My Family Is in the Dirt’

Mother of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects: ‘My Family Is in the Dirt’Obtained by ABC News(Makhachkala, Dagestan) -- The mother of the Boston bombing suspects said in a tearful phone call with ABC News on Saturday evening that she and her husband plan to travel to the United States to visit their younger son, who was arr...

North Korea Lists Requirements Before Talks Can Occur

North Korea Lists Requirements Before Talks Can OccuriStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea's top military body issued a list of conditions necessary before any talks will take place with the United States or South Korea.Among the conditions are the lifting of United Nations sanctions, the cal...

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents Dreams

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents DreamsCourtesy Darson Li(BOSTON) -- Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, the third victim to die in the Boston Marathon bombings, was the embodiment of her parents' highest hopes, a daughter born under China's one-child policy.The ambitious 23-year-...

Teen London Marathoner Starts Boston Twitter Campaign

Teen London Marathoner Starts Boston Twitter CampaignPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)(LONDON) -- Despite the bombing at Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured, the London Marathon will proceed as scheduled Sunday.Londoner Amelie Hunton, 18, will be parti...

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials ThinkStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia slapped sanctions on a pair of former top Bush administration officials, two former commanders of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and 14 other Americans in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions the Obama admi...

Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea Nuke

Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea NukeRalph Scott/MDA Public Affairs(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) -- In the remote Alaskan wilderness, some 3,800 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea, the United States' last line of defense against a nuclear warhead from North Korea or Iran stands ready to attack.Fort ...

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years Later

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years LaterABC News(NEW YORK) -- After 2,000 days at sea, a camera dating from 2007 was found on the other side of the world, and with it, memories Lindsay Scallen thought she would have trouble reliving without her photos.“I am absolutely astounded, blown ...

British Nurse Arrested in Connection to Cannibalism Case

British Nurse Arrested in Connection to Cannibalism CaseGilberto Valle (Image Credit: Myspace)(NEW YORK) -- As the trial of the police officer accused of planning to cannibalize a number of women continues in New York, police in Great Britain said they have arrested two men believed to be associated with th...

Kerry to Encourage Consensus in Egypt

Kerry to Encourage Consensus in EgyptPhoto by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt on Saturday and urged political leaders to come to a political consensus.Kerry is on his first overseas trip since being named secretary of state. Th...

US Says Cuba Still a Global Sponsor of Terror

US Says Cuba Still a Global Sponsor of TerroriStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The world's most prolific terrorist groups are supported by the government of Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba, according to the U.S. State Department.  But while Iran, Sudan and Syria have well-known and documente...

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite Criticism

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite CriticismEric Thayer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has made it clear that he plans to attend the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope. His decision has received widespread criticism.“It sends the wrong message,” said K...
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