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Officials say 911 outage in DC was caused by contractor

Officials say a contractor who was trying to turn off an alarm and hit the wrong switch caused the 90-minute outage of the 911 system in the nation's capital

In South Africa, Black Schoolgirls Fight For Their Natural Hair

At South Africa's Pretoria High School for Girls, black students say the dress code is discriminatory. They're protesting to wear Afros at school.

Canadian Man Dressed as Hockey Goalie Steals Beer

A Canadian man dressed in a goalie's uniform stole beer, but Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) is here to show you some inconsistencies.

Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka' And Many, Many Others, Dies At 83

He died of complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

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Stolen Dog Found 962 Miles From Home

Facebook users helped a dog owner find her stolen dog, which was over 900 miles away at a shelter.

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

It's a busy time for Kerry Washington _ juggling shoots for the hit show "Scandal," the Emmy season, and her second pregnancy

Michael Phelps says Future inspired his meme face

Michael Phelps introduced Future at the VMAs and finally explained the genesis of the "Phelps face" meme.

Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

A Pennsylvania drug company has launched a clinical trial of a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus

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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

A new analysis of fossil bones from one of our most famous human ancestors suggests she died after falling from a tree

Health department has key role

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Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco

Detroit mayor cites progress in school health, safety fixes

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says officials have spent $2.5 million on school repairs and cite significant progress on conditions a week before doors open for the new year

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UN Diplomat: Portugal's Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief

A Security Council diplomat says Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third informal poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job

Family Feud? Steve Harvey Could Go To Trial Against Former Colleague

The talk-show host is in an argument over who owns the rights to some footage shot in 1993.