US & World

Rumors of Boko Haram attack send Nigerian refugees fleeing

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest.

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

A two-year investigation has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

CIA wants to delete old email; critics say 'not so fast'

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents.

Swedish appeals court upholds detention order for Julian Assange

Prosecutors want to question the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

Me, myself and the loo: A woman's future can rest on a toilet

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health and education of girls and women.

Amid scandal, Mexican first lady decides to sell mansion

Amid rumblings about conflict of interest and corruption, Mexico's first lady says she will sell a multimillion-dollar home in Mexico City.

Judge overturns Montana's gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Montana overturned the state's ban on gay marriage ruling it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Miss Honduras, sister apparently killed, police say

Alvarado was crowned Miss Honduras in April and was expected to compete in the Miss World Pageant in London next month. She was supposed to have left for London this week.

Historic snowstorm buries western New York, kills 5

Driven by the lake effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.

Bono, Ben Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

In a video posted Wednesday, a number of celebrities stare silently into a camera to illustrate that they're still waiting for world leaders to fight Ebola.

Activist group Anonymous hacks KKK Twitter account

Hacker activist group Anonymous declared “cyberwar” against the Ku Klux Klan via a YouTube video and posts to their website this week.

FAA can regulate drones, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has let stand a $10,000 fine against an aerial photographer for operating his Ritewing Zephyr at the University of Virginia in 2011.

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

In an apparent move to avert criticism, FIFA filed a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals on Tuesday over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests won by Russia and Qatar.

Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack

The attack, which left three Israeli-American citizens dead, ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in the city, which is already on edge amid soaring tensions over its most contested holy site.

'Pastafarian' wears colander for driver's license photo

Asia Lemmon said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.