Agatha forecast to hit Mexico as Category 2 hurricane and enter Gulf

Tropical storm is predicted to rapidly intensify and could cross Mexico and become storm threat in Gulf of Mexico later next week.

By Jason SamenowMay 28, 2022

Biden prepares asylum overhaul at border, but court challenges loom

The Biden administration next week will begin its overhauled process for screening migrants seeking humanitarian protection along the U.S. border.

By Nick MiroffMay 27, 2022

Canadian Supreme Court rules all killers must have chance at parole

The highly anticipated decision means 2017 Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette will get a hearing at 25 years.

By Amanda ColettaMay 27, 2022

Police in Brazil gas man to death in trunk of car, video appears to show

Relatives of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, 38, say a video shared widely on social media captures his brutal death at the hands of the PRF, Brazil's Federal Highway Police.

By Gabriela Sá Pessoa and Miriam BergerMay 27, 2022

Restaurant owners traded grilled cheeses for painting that later fetched $272,548

It took 50 years, but the owners realized it was a prized piece of art.

By Sydney PageMay 27, 2022

Sandals will add carbon monoxide detectors after 3 deaths in Bahamas

Authorities in the Bahamas have not confirmed what killed the three tourists and sickened another.

By Hannah SampsonMay 26, 2022

How countries around the world have responded to mass shootings

Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand all enacted more restrictive gun legislation following mass shootings.

By Adam Taylor,  Amanda Coletta and Jennifer HassanMay 26, 2022

Ex-leaders call for global anti-corruption court to tackle Putin, more

Forty-two former presidents and prime ministers added their signatures to a growing list that calls for the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court.

By Adam TaylorMay 25, 2022

A Jewish teen put her baby up for adoption in WWII. They just reunited.

For Gerda's Cole’s 98th birthday, her 79-year-old daughter flew to Toronto to meet her long-lost mother.

By Sydney PageMay 25, 2022

NOAA forecasts seventh straight busy Atlantic hurricane season

It’s calling for 14 to 21 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes and 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

By Matthew Cappucci and Jason SamenowMay 24, 2022

Behind bulletproof shields, Colombian candidates fear for their lives

Front-runner Gustavo Petro could be Colombia's first leftist president. Death threats have led his campaign to take unusual security measures.

By Samantha SchmidtMay 24, 2022

What is monkeypox, the rare virus now confirmed in the U.S. and Europe?

Scientists are trying to answer questions about the outbreak of a disease not known to spread easily among humans.

By Meryl Kornfield,  Hannah Knowles,  Timothy Bella,  Lindsey Bever and Fenit NirappilMay 23, 2022

Deadly thunderstorm complex cuts power to nearly a million in Canada

At least 10 people died as a probable “derecho” swept through Ontario and Quebec.

By Jacob FeuersteinMay 23, 2022

In Cuba, a frantic search for milk

As Cuba careens through its worst economic crisis in 30 years, the staple is one of the most potent symbols of the country’s precarious state.

By Mary Beth SheridanMay 21, 2022

‘Stocky’ Edwards, Canadian flying ace in World War II, dies at 100

He was heralded his nation’s “top gun” over the North African desert in 1942 and 1943.

By Phil DavisonMay 21, 2022

Amazonian ‘camera traps’ provided images for massive archive

The camera traps in the data set have snapped photos of 317 animal species in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

By Erin BlakemoreMay 21, 2022

The harrowing, forgotten journey of the first transatlantic flight

Saturday marks the 95th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's heralded flight across the Atlantic. But John Alcock and Arthur Brown accomplished the feat eight years earlier—and under much tougher conditions.

By Dave KindyMay 21, 2022

The Black feminist activist who could be Colombia’s vice president

Francia Márquez, a political newcomer, is forcing Colombia to confront its racist, classist and sexist past and present.

By Samantha Schmidt and Diana DuránMay 21, 2022

European countries confirm more than 70 monkeypox cases

Cases have been reported in North America and Australia, too.

By Adam Taylor,  Timothy Bella and Amanda ColettaMay 20, 2022

What extreme heat does to the human body

Deadly heat waves have swept the globe, and the trends are prompting doomsday questions: Will parts of the world soon become too hot to live in?

By Ruby Mellen and William NeffMay 20, 2022