US & World

Berlusconi underage sex conviction overturned by Italian court

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to 7 years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters.

Malaysian passenger jet shot down over Ukraine, officials say

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis.

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal.

Food hubs create healthy, affordable options for communities

Eating healthy can be tough, not to mention expensive. For many, fatty fast foods are more accessible than a nutritious meal. But communities across the country are trying to change that.

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia.

US, Europe escalate economic sanctions against Russia

Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday

Syria's Assad sworn in for third 7-year presidential term

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.

Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza, as cease-fire chance slips away

Israel initially agreed to an Egyptian-brokered deal to stop hostilities, but leaders of Hamas did not support the plan.

Church of England votes in favor of women bishops

The Church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England Monday.

Israel shoots down drone as clash with Hamas continues

One week after violence broke out between Israel and militants in Gaza, the Palestinian death toll is being reported at 172; no Israelis have reportedly died in the fighting.

Former captive Bergdahl will return to regular duty in Army

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.

Costa Concordia cruise ship floats again, after two years

Salvage workers plan to move the Costa Condordia from the spot of its deadly wreck off the Italian coast this week. The ship will eventually be used for scrap.

World Cup: Germany wins 1-0 (and stuff they don't show on TV)

Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time. The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to full recount

The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.