US & World
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."
Life for military widows and widowers is awash in grief, uncertainty and paperwork. A group run by widows in Washington state has created a supportive network to ease the burden.
The U.S. says the military launched an airstrike Saturday targeting an al-Qaida leader in eastern Libya who has been charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed 35 hostages, including three Americans.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor Saturday.
A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.
The United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity claims and ensure support for the so-called "peacekeeper babies."
U.S. defense officials disclosed in late May that low concentration samples of live anthrax were shipped to labs in 19 states and four countries, including a U.S. military facility in South Korea.
The panel of judges ruled that Strauss-Kahn, a one-time French presidential hopeful whose political career was tarnished by the allegations, was not involved in hiring the women or paying them.
The country's top prosecutor said investigators had been unable to find solid evidence that the U.S. eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls.
Hundreds of people turned up in the Kurdish town of Kobani to bid farewell to Keith Broomfield before his body was handed over to family at the Mursitpinar gate.
A judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says the United States Telecom Association did not satisfy the requirements for a stay.