US & World
Sixty-six surfers rode a 42-foot surfboard on Saturday in Huntington Beach, breaking a Guinness World Record and possibly a second record.
Colombian star Lady Andrade told USA Today that her team would win: "We're going to beat them since they like to talk so much."
While the Pentagon has admitted using troops in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by race.
Both Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers quickly rejected the report's findings, which said that they may have committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war.
Like young adults everywhere, soldiers in the Russian military are fond of documenting their doings via social media. One journalist traced a soldier's presence in Ukraine through his photos online.
The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it isn't clear whether the move is meant to secure the ancient treasures from government forces or to destroy them.
Ahmed Mansour, a senior journalist, was detained at 9 a.m. EDT while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight at Berlin's Tegel airport heading to Doha, the station reported.
The website has begun the release of 500,000 documents it says are related to Saudi Arabian diplomatic communications. Among them was the request from Abdullah bin Laden.
The photos on the site, titled "The Last Rhodesian," appear to be authentic and an unsigned text refers to the Trayvon Martin case and details the author's attitudes toward various ethnic groups.
In July, the U.S. marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the poster campaign that promotes disability rights.
Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department.
A new federal rule covers an expanded group of military personnel who were believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange residue in the U.S. from 1969 to 1986.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is asking the public for suggestions on who should be chosen for the bill, as well as what symbols of democracy it should feature.
International monitors were expelled in 2009, but commercial satellite photos offer a partial window into the country's only publicly known nuclear facility.
Nasir al-Wahishi commanded al-Qaida's powerful Yemeni affiliate. His death strikes the terror network's biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The rulings in Cairo confirm sentences against the ousted leader that were handed down this spring. NPR's Leila Fadel says "the cases have been criticized as show trials with fantastical accusations."