U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.
The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.
Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.
The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.
Libya’s newly appointed foreign minister said Thursday he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers.
An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.
Authorities on Thursday arrested four University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity brothers in the alcohol-related death of a freshman found unresponsive in his room in September.
Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.
Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked rush hour traffic on a busy freeway through downtown Atlanta.
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.
A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.
FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.
The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.
Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.
Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog.
A schoolteacher severely injured by a rock thrown from the overpass of a Pennsylvania interstate said Tuesday she was looking forward to getting back to her Ohio home and seeing her 12-year-old dog Coco.