US & World

Landmark speech for Pope Francis to Congress in September

While it was known that Francis had been invited to address American lawmakers, House Speaker Boehner's announcement Thursday was the first word that Francis was coming and that a date was set.

NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

Williams has recanted a story that he was in a Chinook helicopter hit by an RPG while reporting in Iraq in 2003. He apologized on "Nightly News" for getting it wrong.

Stuck in traffic? It's likely to be worse in 30 years, report says

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

French comedian Dieudonne on trial for 'defending terrorism'

His alleged crime was writing "Je me sens Charlie Coulibaly" ("I feel like Charlie Coulibaly") on Facebook, an apparent reference to Amedy Coulibaly.

London approves new cyclist superhighway plan

London Mayor Boris Johnson will change some of London's busiest roads and intersections, in some cases banning all traffic except cyclists from making turns.

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Flight 235 with 58 people aboard banked sharply on its side shortly after takeoff from Taipei, clipped a highway bridge and then careened into the Keelung River.

Jordan executes 2 al-Qaida prisoners after IS group kills pilot

The pilot's gruesome death sparked outrage and anti-Islamic State group demonstrations in Jordan.

Jordan to execute al-Qaida prisoner after killing of pilot

A video the extremists released late Tuesday purportedly shows the pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan vowed a swift and lethal response to what it called a "barbaric act."

Mexican President orders investigation on own conflict of interest

Critics have charged that the Peña Nieto government faced conflicts of interest because of the transactions he made with contractors who were then awarded lucrative construction projects.

Arrest Warrant For Argentine President Found In Dead Prosecutor's Home

The prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman denied that an arrest warrant existed. She changed her story today.

How fish could change what it means for food to be organic

The USDA is considering a set of rules for certifying farmed fish as organic. But some consumer groups say the recommendations don't go far enough.

Pope declares Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a martyr

The Archbishop was an outspoken voice against human rights abuses during the Salvadoran Civil war. He was killed while giving mass in 1980.

Purported IS video shows Jordan pilot burned to death

The 20-minute-long video was released on militant websites and featured the slick production and graphics used in previous videos released by the group.

Fuhgeddaboudit: New York accent on its way out, linguists say

New York City is home to more than 700 languages, including distinct "New Yorker" accents. A new exhibit examines how changes in the city's population are contributing to their decline.

NY attorney general targets popular herbal supplements

GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. sold supplements that either couldn't be verified to contain the labeled substance or contained ingredients not listed on the label.

Obama weighs sending lethal assistance to Ukraine

President Barack Obama is reconsidering his opposition to giving Ukraine defensive weapons and other lethal aid to help its struggling military repel Russian-backed rebels.