A man has "confessed" to murdering his girlfriend with a knife, hammer and billiard cue - a year after she begged a judge not to jail him for biting off her nose.
A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.
The royal commission into Victoria Police's use of informants may end up asking for more time after a significant expansion of the scope of its investigation.
Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle may have withdrawn his bid to stop a sexual misconduct report being shared, but its release might be months away.
The Morrison government has released the findings of a landmark report into online safety, which seeks new laws and tougher penalties.
New laws to protect people online have been recommended in a new report after it found social media giants should be "ashamed" of doing the bare minimum.
The man accused of Cheryl Grimmer's 1970 murder has walked free before his trial even started, leaving the little girl's family devastated.
Phoebe Knudsen was participating in a race on the river alongside her father, who had no idea she was drowning until he saw her lifeless body.
Doctors performed an emergency craniotomy after 41-year-old Paul Tsagaris was hit by a car, allegedly driven by an 18-year-old P-plater.
A 35-year-old New Zealand woman has been charged on Friday with manslaughter after a motorcycle rider died following a crash with her Ford Falcon.
A bushfire at Tabulam has been downgraded to advice level as authorities reveal 22 homes have been destroyed in the state's north.
Paramedics desperately tried to save the man's life as police comforted another man who saw the tragic scene unfold.
An alleged victim of ex-Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle wants council to release a report into sexual misconduct immediately after he withdrew opposition.
A Darwin doctor remains banned after failing to appeal his ban for misconduct involving an affair with a patient and sub-par skin cancer checks.
A homeless man accused of a hit-and-run crash in Melbourne's east that left two people fighting for their lives is due to face court on Friday.
Four teenagers at a Gold Coast high school have taken ill from an unknown substance, requiring paramedics to be called three times during the same day.
Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has lost an appeal against a conviction for assaulting a journalist as he was leaving a police station.
A victims' group has protested at BHP's Brisbane office to push for a fund to help workers suffering from diseases caused by dust from coal mines.