US & World
An Alabama Supreme Court judge ordered officials to ignore higher court rulings and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sparking confusion.
Facebook said it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked.
Scientists believe the project could destroy a million acres of rainforest and contaminate Central America's largest source of drinking water.
"Growing up in America has been such a blessing," Yusor Abu-Salha said in a conversation with her former teacher that was recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project last summer.
Francis spoke of a "greedy generation"opting not to procreate. His remarks come less than two weeks after he said Catholics do not need to breed "like rabbits."
Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back from the front and Ukraine would trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of 2015.
CBS says longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York City. He was 73 years old.
Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.
President Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces without large-scale U.S. ground operations.
NBC says it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.
The Israeli prime minister said his country had a "profound disagreement" with the White House on nuclear talks with Iran, and it was his duty to speak up on an issue that affects Israel's survival.
Several posts to Newsweek's Twitter feed referenced Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group affiliated with the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the hacking.
In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller was a hostage of the self-described Islamic State when she died.
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case say a video of James Holmes should be barred from evidence because prosecutors gave it to them late.
An advanced look at a civil rights lawsuit that claims Ferguson, Mo., residents who can't afford to pay their court fines are illegally held in jail.
Alabama became the 37th state to recognize same-sex marriage Monday, despite its chief justice saying that probate courts should not follow federal rulings on the issue.