Sunday, August 31, 2014
A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue.
Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.
Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.
Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler — and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech.
Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly US$1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.
.S. President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops — the latest in a string of atrocities that have shocked the world.
The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform on Thursday, hailing a “golden age” for the elite commandos.
The subjects were serious enough at U.S. President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.