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Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Theodore McCarrick has now become the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.

February 16, 2019

Dismissed employee kills 5 colleagues in Illinois factory shooting

The gunman, 45, opened fire after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers before he was slain by police.

February 16, 2019

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

The chairman of the country's electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open that the delay was needed to hold a free and fair election.

February 16, 2019

Trump declares emergency for wall, House panel launches probe

Trump's announcement aimed to secure funds for his promised wall at the US-Mexico border, an action Democrats said violated the US Constitution.

February 16, 2019