US & World
The Japan Meteorological Agency put the quake's preliminary magnitude at 6.6, the U.S. Geological Service measured it at 6.8.
The region was already devastated by a magnitude-7.8 temblor on April 25 that killed more than 8,000 people. The new quake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides.
The 2015 League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no American state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.
A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine failed at virtually every step in the reporting and editing of the story.
Scientists are busy figuring out what's happening to cause the powerful quakes in Nepal, a country of massive mountain ranges and shifting continental plates.
Between 2007 and 2014, Americans who described themselves as atheist, agnostic or of no particular faith grew from 16 percent to nearly 23 percent.
Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district has become the first place in Japan – and all of East Asia — to recognize same-sex partnerships. It raises the possibility other parts of Japan will follow.
Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.
The Cuban leader, who went to Jesuit schools as a child, says he might "resume praying and turn to the Church again" if Francis "continues in this vein."
The temporary truce comes amid an upsurge in Saudi-led airstrikes, including one in the capital that hit the private residence of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said to be a rebel ally.
Pyongyang says the test of an anti-ship cruise missile "verified and confirmed" that the technology had met "military, scientific and technical requirements."
Roxana Baldetti resigned Friday amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary and opened her up to an investigation.
David Cameron announced his new government after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg and the opposition Labour Party's Ed Miliband both resigned as party leaders.
The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in British parliamentary elections Thursday, an exit poll projected.
Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.
The Senate has passed a bipartisan bill to give Congress a chance to review — and possibly reject — any final nuclear deal with Iran.