US & World

Amid scandal, Mexican first lady decides to sell mansion

Amid rumblings about conflict of interest and corruption, Mexico's first lady says she will sell a multimillion-dollar home in Mexico City.

Judge overturns Montana's gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Montana overturned the state's ban on gay marriage ruling it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Miss Honduras, sister apparently killed, police say

Alvarado was crowned Miss Honduras in April and was expected to compete in the Miss World Pageant in London next month. She was supposed to have left for London this week.

Historic snowstorm buries western New York, kills 5

Driven by the lake effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.

Bono, Ben Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

In a video posted Wednesday, a number of celebrities stare silently into a camera to illustrate that they're still waiting for world leaders to fight Ebola.

Activist group Anonymous hacks KKK Twitter account

Hacker activist group Anonymous declared “cyberwar” against the Ku Klux Klan via a YouTube video and posts to their website this week.

FAA can regulate drones, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has let stand a $10,000 fine against an aerial photographer for operating his Ritewing Zephyr at the University of Virginia in 2011.

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

In an apparent move to avert criticism, FIFA filed a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals on Tuesday over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests won by Russia and Qatar.

Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack

The attack, which left three Israeli-American citizens dead, ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in the city, which is already on edge amid soaring tensions over its most contested holy site.

'Pastafarian' wears colander for driver's license photo

Asia Lemmon said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Michael Brown protests: Missouri governor declares state of emergency

The governor said the National Guard would assist state and local police in case the grand jury's decision in an investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown leads to further unrest.

Post Office starts holiday schedule (plus, deadlines for Christmas delivery)

A special holiday service that includes Sunday delivery was set to begin Monday in major cities and high volume areas, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

California National Guard preps for Ebola mission

Approximately 1,200 soldiers will be deployed to provide training on Ebola and malaria prevention and also medical readiness, but won't be providing direct medical care to patients.

ISIS claims beheading of American aid worker

The so-called Islamic State released a new video Sunday purporting to show the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.

A journey through the history of American food in 100 bites

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. "The American Plate" reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

The wondrous world of Tom Thumb weddings

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.