Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged with kidnapping and rape and is being held on $1 million bail. He allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, held her for 10 years and forced her to marry him.
As a bomb-detecting dog, Zenit the German shepherd never chased his tail or dug holes. Those are skills he learned after he was adopted by his former professional partner, Cpl. Jose Armenta.
Prosecutors revealed new details about the bombs that exploded at the marathon finish line in April 2013, defending FBI questioning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovered from gunshot wounds.
The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.
Jupiter has a large red dot on its surface. I, too, have a dot on my surface. It's on my cheek. Jupiter just got lucky with its dot. Me? Not.
Most attempts at a malaria vaccine have unsuccessfully tried to keep the parasite from breaking into red blood cells. But a new twist that keeps the parasite from escaping the cells may work better.
Before graduating, some seniors take time to pull off the perfect prank. But it's not just childish behavior. Journalist Annie Murphy Paul says pranks showcase creativity and attention to detail.
A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.
NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro tells host Michel Martin about the growing use of fines in the criminal justice system.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.
Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.
The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. Wednesday's coup was the 12th since 1932.
Some 2,000 new trains meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment.
A U.N. security Council resolution introduced by France and with the backing of the U.S. sought accountability for wartime atrocities. Russia's ambassador called it a publicity stunt.
The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.
The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.
NATO officials say they're seeing signs Russian troops might withdraw from its border with Ukraine, although many soldiers remain in the area.
Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.
Pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding about 30. The country is preparing to hold national elections on Sunday.
Two days after declaring martial law — and saying it wasn't staging a coup — the military has changed its mind, Thailand's army chief says.