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Authorities had seized Ai's passport in apparent retaliation for his social and political work. Ai's work is often fiercely critical of the Chinese government.
Millions of federal employees' security clearance data exposed in the recent hack - and that could hurt undercover U.S. intelligence efforts.
Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?
The games will bring some 6,500 athletes from 165 countries to Los Angeles this week to take part in 25 sports at venues across the city.
Simon Brodkin, a British comedian, made a reference to the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer's world governing body.
Threats to release some 37 million users' photographs and data come at a time when Ashley Madison's leaders have been discussing a potential $200 million stock offering.
The measure also provides a mechanism for U.N. sanctions to "snap back" in place if Iran fails to meet its obligations.
The historic shift will be publicly memorialized Monday when Cuban officials formally inaugurate their embassy in Washington and Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag will fly for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961.
Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.
A senior executive will personally say sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something he described as "slavery in every way."
During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.
The accord marks a dramatic break from decades of animosity between the United States and Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to call it a "stunning historic mistake."
Decades before Jackie Robinson broke American baseball's color line, a longstanding camaraderie between black and Japanese players would shape the future of baseball in Japan.
Mexico's most notorious drug trafficker began plotting to break out almost immediately after his recapture at a seaside resort in February 2014.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon's regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated.
The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board will meet July 27 to ratify the resolution to end the longstanding ban on gay Scout leaders.