US & World

After raid on its servers, Pirate Bay goes offline

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

Palestinian minister dies in protest against Israel

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai offered hope Wednesday that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights.

Protests in Berkeley turn violent on second night

On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.

UN World Food Program resumes food aid for Syrian refugees

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in.

Senate torture report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work

The torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the harsh interrogation tactics had saved lives.

159 arrested in third night of California protests

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a highway and stopping a train as activists protested recent grand jury decisions.

Facing threats from Islamic militants and Iran, Gulf states set to join forces

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to form an unprecedented, NATO-inspired joint military command. The growing strength of the so-called Islamic State and Iran's influence has made cooperation more urgent.

Kids' drawings speak volumes about home life

When children reach 6 years old, their drawings matter. Not because of those purple unicorns but because of how kids sketch themselves and others.

IOC unveils changes including more sports at Olympics

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the IOC.

USPS mail truck burns near San Francisco

Some Christmas cards and packages may not make it to their destinations after a U.S. Postal Service tractor-trailer caught fire near San Francisco.

Chlorine gas leak in Chicago disrupts 'furries' convention

At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit near Damascus

Israeli warplanes bombed two areas near Damascus on Sunday, striking near the city's international airport as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border.

US reportedly unaware of second hostage ahead of failed rescue

When U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Qaida hideout in a failed bid to rescue American Luke Somers, they didn't know that South African Pierre Korkie was also being held there.

Protests over police killings turn violent in Berkeley

At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.

In the Philippines, more than 1 million flee Typhoon Hagupit

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.