US & World

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Six months after the Boeing 777 disappeared without a trace, searchers are hoping something can still be found on the seabed.

High court denies gay marriage appeals

The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

Watch: Protesters disrupt St. Louis Symphony with 'Requiem for Mike Brown'

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.

Hong Kong protesters at odds over pullback plan

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists appeared divided after some agreed to remove some barriers blocking roads and sidewalks, while others refused to budge.

Mass grave found as Mexico probes town's violence

Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in Iguala a week ago found a mass grave on the edge of town, raising fears the pits might hold 43 missing students.

What we know about the American being held by the Islamic State

Peter Kassig was an Iraq War veteran who went to Syria to volunteer at hospitals. In a profile, Kassig said he's an idealist who believes in hopeless causes.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of British hostage

An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.

Anti-protest mob attacks Hong Kong student camp

In the territory's crowded Mong Kok district, a group of anti-Occupy Central demonstrators broke through police lines and tore up the pro-democracy activists' camp.

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday.

Supreme Court to consider rules on judicial campaign cash

The Supreme Court said Thursday it will resolve a growing debate over whether states that elect judges can stop candidates from directly seeking campaign contributions.

No action from Supreme Court on gay marriage

The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The gay marriage cases are not among cases the court agreed to hear in its term that begins next week.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are risking another round of confrontation with police, who are unlikely to allow government buildings to be stormed.

Tracy Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Tracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends.

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year.

White House intruder made it to doorway of green room

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

Facebook requires real names — what about drag queens?

Dozens of queens’ profiles were deactivated because they used stage names. While Facebook says requiring real names will curb abuse, LGBT groups disagree.