Pittsburgh marks its 4th alligator sighting since May

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A baby alligator has been found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store near Pittsburgh. It's the fourth alligator discovered around the city sin...

Women accused in cut-from-womb case charged in baby's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A mother and daughter accused of cutting the baby from a Chicago woman's womb are now also charged with murder in the baby's death. Cook County prosecutors announced t...

Trump says critics hate America, despite his own US putdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once saw a country that had lost its greatness — its cities wracked with crime, its borders a pathetic sieve, its leadership corrupt, its standing in the world a joke. "...

The Latest: Greece vows to speed up migrant deportations

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe migration issues (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials from Greece's new conservative government have vowed to speed up the asylum pr...

Rome police evict Italian, migrant squatters from ex-school

ROME (AP) — Italian police have evicted migrants and others from an abandoned former school on Rome's outskirts in the latest operation to empty occupied buildings of migrants and squatters. ...

From his podcast to movies, it's all personal for Marc Maron

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Maron is fumbling through his glove compartment looking for coffee. A certain record store owner in East Los Angeles lets him trade the nice blends he's occasionally sent for d...

Review: 'Last Witnesses' offers children's memories of WWII

"Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II," by Svetlana Alexievich (Random House) Does anyone suffer more in wartime than a child? All they know is at risk — p...

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans alo...

Truck overturns, halting Lincoln Tunnel traffic out of NYC

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey-bound vehicles are being held at the Lincoln Tunnel as crews work to clear an overturned garbage truck. The truck crashed Wednesday afternoon on a ...

Indonesia returns toxic trash to senders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indonesian government announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it is sending 49 containers of waste back to their exporters, as Southeast Asian countries increasingly refuse...

Taiwan's ban on plastic straws kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's ban on the use of single-use plastic straws goes into effect today (July 1), although those who order take-out or delivery will receive a reprieve, for now. In ...

Mexico 'anti-monuments' recall dark moments, demand justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On the sidewalk outside the Mexican Social Security Institute, like alphabet blocks stacked in a playroom, there's a large metal installation of the letters ABC and the number 49, p...

Migrants die of disease in Libya detention; UN criticized

CAIRO (AP) — In the desert of western Libya, hundreds of African migrants were held for months in a hangar filled with maggot-covered garbage and sewage. They shared a couple of buckets of water betwe...

Burning man OK with attendance cap; will fight searches

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers say they won't challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to cap their attendance at current levels under a new 10-year permit but they will fight an...

Groups remove 40 tons of fishing nets from Pacific Ocean

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmentalists cleaning up plastic in the ocean pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. ...