US & World

Remembering 9/11: Names of thousands read at commemoration

The nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Oscar Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder, judge says

The world-famous double-amputee athlete has acknowledged shooting and killing his girlfriend, saying he mistook her for an intruder. He could still be sent to jail if convicted of culpable homicide.

Putin: Russia to upgrade nuclear forces in response to West

The Russian president said the West staged the crisis in Ukraine to "resuscitate" the NATO alliance. He also said Russia has begun developing new nuclear weapons.

Britain's David Cameron pleads with Scots to stay in UK

The prime minister says he'd be "heartbroken" if Scotland voted to separate from the union in a Sept. 18 referendum.

Ukrainian president offers limited autonomy for rebellious region

Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country's restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.

Government to drop background check firm USIS after cyberattack

The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor that conducts most of the government's background checks, was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.

One month later: Michael Brown's family calls for arrest

The family held a news conference in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson had a fatal confrontation with the unarmed Brown, 18, one month ago today.

Legal pension spiking costs $800 million

Thousands of public workers' retirement checks will grow with legal pension spiking that will cost the state nearly $800 million over two decades.

Veterans watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

At more than a dozen Veteran Affairs medical facilities, managers lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues.

Flight 17 likely downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.

Marin Cilic wins US Open, sealing an improbable journey

The Croatian defeated Roger Federer to get to the final. He denied Kei Nishikori, himself a huge underdog, the title in three sets on Monday.

In Liberia, where Ebola first struck, a cry for help

Health workers who risk their lives to care for the sick in the West African nation are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

Iraqi Parliament approves new government led by Abadi

After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.

Picture This: Battling the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Getty Images photographer John Moore visited Liberia where he got to travel with a burial team and visit isolation wards set up to treat those infected with Ebola.

Ukrainian leader to visit embattled eastern city of Mariupol

In a surprise announcement, Petro Poroshenko says he will go to the region despite sporadic shelling that has tested a shaky cease-fire agreement with pro-Russia separatists.

Arab League chief urges 'confrontation' with Islamic State Militants

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.