US & World
Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
Demonstrators protested Russia's involvement in the fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists.
The country's 6 million residents have been ordered to stay in their homes in an unprecedented effort to prevent the deadly disease from spreading.
The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.
The top two presidential candidates in Afghanistan shake hands and sign a power-sharing deal, ending months of bitter disputes over who will succeed Hamid Karzai.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."
Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.
Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.
Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa and called on other countries to quickly supply more helpers, supplies and money.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told a Senate panel Tuesday he "would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of ground forces."
The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.