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Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.
Undercover videos by anti-abortion activists have fueled a conservative backlash against Planned Parenthood but so far have produced no evidence anyone is illegally profiting from fetal tissue.
The Aug. 12 warehouse explosions were not only one of China's worst accidents but the deadliest ever for first responders, with 115 police and firefighters among the dead and missing.
The station paused at 6:45 a.m. to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were killed during a live broadcast.
The church implied it might leave the Scouts. Now, the church says as long as it can use its own criteria for appointing leaders, it will go on sponsoring troops.
When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that.
With abortion, infanticide and neglect, parents are taking steps to ensure there are boys in the family. Only six countries had a skewed boy-girl ratio in 1995. Today the number is up to 21.
She nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965 and championed voting rights for blacks.
The federal deficit projected by the Congressional Budget Office marks the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency.
Hackers last week released detailed records on millions of people registered with the website, which is marketed to facilitate extramarital affairs.
Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.
An Air Force serviceman, a U.S. National Guardsman and a Sacramento State University student brought down the gunman. One was slashed several times with a box cutter and remains in the hospital.
At a ceremony at Fort Benning on Friday, First Lt. Shaye Haver of Texas and Capt. Kristen Griest of Connecticut graduated alongside 94 male soldiers.
Rising violence in parts of Central America presents challenges for asylum seekers and US officials.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his party over the country' new bailout program.