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
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.
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
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
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