US & World

Young Taliban attack survivor Malala reacts to news she won Nobel Peace Prize

By honoring a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan and a 60-year-old Hindu man from India, the Nobel Committee highlighted religious and political conflicts and drew attention to children's rights.

Koreas exchange fire; Kim Jong Un no-show at big event

There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the two countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.

Hong Kong officials call off talks with student activists

The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.

In Mexico, protesters demand return of 43 missing students

Authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves and that the graves were connected to the missing students.

The 'blood moon' lunar eclipse was quite a show

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region had the added feature of a reddish hue.

Justice Kennedy allows gay marriage in Nevada (updated)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

Weapons used by Islamist fighters made in US, group finds

A new tracking system has found that nearly one in five ammunition cartridges found from fighters with the group calling itself the Islamic State were actually made in the US.

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

As a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest, USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months and taken away his funding.

LA among worst cities for people with disabilities, report says

Los Angeles is among the worst cities in the U.S. for people with disabilities, according to a report from WalletHub – a personal finance social network.

From GI's to Gen Z (or is it iGen?): How generations get nicknames

Baby boomers, Generation X, millennials — every generation has a name. But where do these names come from, who chooses them, and why do we need them?

US journalist with Ebola flown to Nebraska hospital

Ashoka Mukpo was brought to the U.S. for treatment after contracting the disease in Liberia. Another Ebola patient, in Dallas, is said to be "fighting for his life."

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Six months after the Boeing 777 disappeared without a trace, searchers are hoping something can still be found on the seabed.

High court denies gay marriage appeals

The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

Watch: Protesters disrupt St. Louis Symphony with 'Requiem for Mike Brown'

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.

Hong Kong protesters at odds over pullback plan

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists appeared divided after some agreed to remove some barriers blocking roads and sidewalks, while others refused to budge.

Mass grave found as Mexico probes town's violence

Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in Iguala a week ago found a mass grave on the edge of town, raising fears the pits might hold 43 missing students.