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The stampede is being called the worst in 25 years. It occurred on a street in Mina, a large valley where thousands of pilgrims camp overnight.
In a much-anticipated visit, Pope Francis arrived at the White House Wednesday morning to meet with President Obama and address a crowd of some 11,000 people.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who cited her religious beliefs in refusing to issue licences to same-sex couples, reportedly has altered marriage license forms, raising questions about their validity.
Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. on Tuesday. From his reception at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to a meeting with immigrants in Philadelphia, here's a look at moments that could prove momentous.
Gen. Gilbert Diendere led the presidential guard in a coup last week, jailing the prime minister. Diendere released the prime minister Monday.
The software that the EPA says causes Volkswagen cars to cheat official emissions tests exists in only one type of diesel engine, the carmaker says — and it has sold 11 million of them.
A majority of Americans agree race relations have deteriorated nationally, and stayed the same locally. But on questions of equality, opinions are sharply split between white and black respondents.
While Planned Parenthood weathers attacks and a potential government shutdown looms, Americans are deeply ambivalent on abortion.
The secretary of state said the U.S. would ratchet up the number of migrants Washington accepts over the next few years to help the European Union deal with the ongoing crisis.
The dogs in San Diego, which are mostly mastiffs, Jindo-mixes and Chihuahuas, are being checked by a veterinarian before making their debut at a news conference Tuesday and then being eligible for adoption.
American Airlines says it has fixed a technology problem that was grounding flights to and from Dallas, Chicago and Miami on Thursday.
The magnitude-8.3 quake lasted for three minutes, causing buildings to sway in the capital, Santiago, and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation's entire Pacific coast
Declaring a state of emergency, Hungary sealed off its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and detained those trying to enter illegally, aiming to shut down the flow of migrants pouring in.
The U.N. refugee agency has received less than half the $4.5 billion needed to help Syrians who have fled to neighboring countries. As conditions worsen, many are opting to risk the journey to Europe.
The first reference to what we now know as "pumpkin spice" can be traced back to 1796. These days, it's a modifier on a list of foods that grows longer each fall.
The holy site is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.