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The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to form an unprecedented, NATO-inspired joint military command. The growing strength of the so-called Islamic State and Iran's influence has made cooperation more urgent.
When children reach 6 years old, their drawings matter. Not because of those purple unicorns but because of how kids sketch themselves and others.
The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the IOC.
Some Christmas cards and packages may not make it to their destinations after a U.S. Postal Service tractor-trailer caught fire near San Francisco.
At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.
Israeli warplanes bombed two areas near Damascus on Sunday, striking near the city's international airport as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border.
When U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Qaida hideout in a failed bid to rescue American Luke Somers, they didn't know that South African Pierre Korkie was also being held there.
At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.
The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.
After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.
Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.
But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring up new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta.
Carter was deputy defense secretary from 2011-2013 and previously was the Pentagon's technology and weapons-buying chief.
The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.
The Russian president said in his state of the union speech that the "difficulties" his country faces "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.
Meeting with other countries who joined the first against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said their commitment will be measured in years.