With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.
Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.
Egypt’s antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and “without evidence.”
A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames.
It’s been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his “tomboy princess,” and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls “Bubby.”
An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday that he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting.
Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.
A flight attendants’ union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways.
A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.
Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.
Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper’s funeral, hours before his suspected killer was added to the FBI’s most wanted list.
NATO’s new rapid-reaction “spearhead” force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday.
Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.
The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat diplomatic posts around the world, the agency’s internal watchdog said Thursday.
Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.
Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.
In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.
More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho’s high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades.
The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth’s hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday.
Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation’s monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways.