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A US high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday.
Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released on Friday (Saturday NZ Time).
US President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.
A lottery draw in the US has hit a record US$970 million (NZ$1.476 billion), the second-largest US lottery pool ever, trailing only the US$1.59b Powerball prize in 2016.
Several cremated remains have been found by cleaning crews at a former Detroit funeral home where mummified remains of 10 foetuses were discovered last week in a ceiling, state licensing inspectors said Thursday.
US President Donald Trump's chief of staff and his national security adviser have engaged in a heated argument outside the Oval Office, according to three people familiar with the episode.
The US Border Patrol may be asking Canadians another question as they pass through ports of entry to the country: Do you smoke cannabis?
A 65-year-old man who set fire to his home laid in wait to ambush arriving firefighters, firing repeatedly at emergency responders before killing himself with a shotgun.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the White House to allow "a few more days" for Saudi Arabia to issue its own findings in the disappearance of writer Jamal Khashoggi, even as Turkish police sharply expand their investigation.
French president Emmanuel Macron said France has suspended political visits to Saudi Arabia in coordination with the US, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands as he awaits "clarifications" on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Southern California was just beginning to develop a taste for suburban sprawl in 1923 when an enterprising property owner built a charming Craftsman home in the Venice neighbourhood using plans and materials purchased from the Sears, Roebuck & Co mail-order catalogue. Or so the story goes.
Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of visiting six Disney parks on two US coasts in one day.
At least two people were killed and dozens injured during large protests across Haiti over alleged misuse of government funds, authorities said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time).
Omar Abdulaziz hit record on his phone and slipped it into the breast pocket of his jacket, he recalled, taking a seat in a Montreal cafe to wait for two men who said they were carrying a personal message from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The teddy bear looks like any other. But not to La'Quinta McKinney - because it holds the ashes of her daughter, La'Vea.
OPINION: The late, great historian David Fromkin wrote a book called In the Time of the Americans, about the leaders - he focused on Roosevelt, Truman, Marshall and MacArthur - who created the American-led world order out of the ruins of World War II. A future historian writing about today's world might title the book In the Time of the Authoritarians.