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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been ...

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At least 10 killed by wildfires in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – A spate of wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, leaving at least 10 people dead, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and chasing some 20,000 people from their ...

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Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

ATLANTA (Reuters) – The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend questioned on Monday why campus officers did not try to disarm the computer engineering major with nonlethal force. ...

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Florida officer killed in one of several shootings at law enforcement

(Reuters) – At least six U.S. police officers were shot and one was killed in three separate encounters with suspects in Florida and Pennsylvania on Friday, and two suspects in those shootings also died, according to officials and local media. ...

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Van mows down crowd in Barcelona, 13 reported killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) – A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Reuters: Top News

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Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and eight wounded in a provisional toll from an attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, overnight, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on Monday. Reuters: World ...

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Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes

(Reuters) – Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to quell clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Reuters: U.S.

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Two Texas Boy Scouts killed after sailboat hits electric line

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Two Texas Boy Scouts, aged 16 and 18, were killed and another was hospitalized after their sailboat collided with an overhead power line, likely sending a jolt of electricity through the boat, Texas officials said on ...

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Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official ...

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Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, the Pentagon said on Friday. Reuters: World News

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