The United States will keep about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned early next year to fill a temporary NATO troop gap in the new mission to train and advise Afghan security forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday on his final visit to this war-weary country as Pentagon chief.
An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.
Two Fayetteville State University students have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Plymouth man last month.
Environmental groups say they've found contamination in the Yadkin River from ash ponds at Duke Energy's Buck power plant in Rowan County.
NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith of 3,604 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.
A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman said Friday.
A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.
The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out.
U.S. shoppers spent $9.1 billion at stores on Black Friday, according to data out Saturday from research firm ShopperTrak. That's a drop of 7 percent compared with the same day last year.
The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned on Saturday, and protests intensified in the St. Louis suburb where violence erupted earlier this week when a grand jury decided not to indict him.
A man shot at a car wash in Charlotte has died in the hospital.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said 19-year-old Jose Cuestas died Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after he was wounded at the car wash in northwest Charlotte.