Former French justice minister Rachida Dati is launching a paternity suit Tuesday against a French businessman she claims is the father of her daughter, an attorney for the businessman confirmed.
Japanese prosecutors have indicted two American sailors on charges that they raped a Japanese woman on the island of Okinawa last month, a case that has deepened tensions between local residents and the U.S. military.
A Chinese court has condemned to death four men for the killing of at least 12 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai.
At least 26 people were killed and 30 others were wounded Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a recruitment center near an Iraqi army base north of Baghdad, police officials said.
The nation of Greece has come to a screeching halt again. Unions have called for a 48-hour general strike beginning Tuesday ahead of an anticipated vote by the Greek government on yet another round of austerity measures the following day.
To many people in China, Mao Zedong is the country's eternal father -- "No Mao, no China," is the mantra often repeated by his supporters. His giant portrait hangs over the gate of Beijing's ancient Forbidden City like that of an emperor. Across the city, thousands flock every day to gaze at his body lying preserved in a mausoleum in Tiananmen Square. His picture holds pride of place in many houses in villages across China.
Tired, homeless and emotionally drained, 76-year-old Frank Gissi was not planning to vote Tuesday. The storm-battered former New York City cop is among the hundreds of displaced in the coastal Staten Island neighborhood of New Dorp with more basic needs to tend to.
Long, slow-moving lines stretched around polling stations across New York City a week after Superstorm Sandy's fury threatened to keep many citizens from voting.
Franky and Aldo were not at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend their drug-detecting abilities, but it is likely they would have had little to say to the justices who were probing the limits and reliability of their talents when police search for contraband. The German shepherd and chocolate Labrador were in Florida, where the appeals over their work originated. At issue: When and if dog "sniffs" of illegal substances can justify subsequent searches of homes and cars. Two appeals from criminal defendants could have far-reaching effects on when a person's private holdings can be subjected to intrusion without clear probable cause or a valid search warrant.
An employee of Apple Valley Farms in Fresno, California, opened fire on fellow employees Tuesday, killing one and wounding three others before shooting himself, police said.
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew member on a surveillance jet suffered temporary vision problems when a laser pointer aimed at the plane filled the cabin with blinding light on approach to Corpus Christi International Airport, the agency said Tuesday.