US & World
"The commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill,' has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis says.
It's often called the “three- and 10-year bar.” The rule prevents immigrants who've lived in the US without legal status from coming back legally for up to 10 years.
Pope Francis said Wednesday there's a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy and that "avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil."
Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed bid files to the International Olympic Committee by Wednesday's deadline. See what they're pitching.
President Obama and leaders from 10 Southeast Asian nations met in SoCal amid the hot-button issues of trade, security and the rising influence of China.
President will turn 200-acre estate into a center of international diplomacy as he welcomes Southeast Asian leaders to two-day summit about economic and regional security issues.
Old high school sweethearts just happened to find each other on social media at the right time. Like a Cinderella story with a modern twist, the two reunite decades later.
Politicians and government leaders issue their thoughts on the passing of the outspoken court justice.
Perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, he was found dead Saturday while staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas.
Heated election-year fight immediately begins over whether President Obama should fill the high court vacancy. Republicans argue the nomination should fall to the next president.
The late Supreme Court justice deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost from the moment President Reagan put him on the court in 1986.
In a world of California rolls and Big Mac sushi, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
In California, paid leave has been available to working parents since 2004. Seventeen percent of California men took leave the first year it was offered; 26 percent did five years later.
"Irresponsible," "senseless," "deplorable," "destabilizing," "totally unacceptable": Nations from the U.S. to Russia have denounced the launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The launch follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
Pyongyang says it will be launching an "observation satellite," but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. The launch had previously been scheduled between Feb. 8 and 25.