It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.
The cub is 100 days old today, which is when pandas are traditionally given a name. The name Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure, was chosen by the masses, who picked between five names.
The leader of Thailand's anti-government protests said unexpectedly that he met the prime minister Sunday after daylong clashes between his supporters and police but defiantly told her he would accept nothing less than her resignation and a new government of an appointed council.
A returned short field-goal kick resulted in a last-second win by Auburn. The 109-yard return is being called "the craziest finish in the history of college football."
According to White House metrics, the site is now working more than 90 percent of time, up from less than half the time in early November.
At least five of the seven cars left the tracks early Sunday morning in New York. Another 63 people are reported injured.
The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.
Walker was a highly sought-after lead for action films. He starred in all but one of the six car-racing films part of the Fast and Furious franchise. Police said speed was a factor in the car crash that killed him.
In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.
Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.
An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.
Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
At least one protester is dead as violence breaks out among rival groups rallying in the Thai capital.
It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
If you're a woman, you're probably paid less than your male colleagues — 77 cents on the dollar, to be exact. Now Boston thinks it has a solution to eradicate the wage gap. It starts with getting businesses to sign a pledge.
Crouch built the largest Christian television network in the world. He was widely known for hosting a two-hour religious program with his wife Jan, who was known for her big, pink hair and dramatic makeup.
The poll found that more than half of Americans don't trust drivers, restaurant workers or contractors. This is part of a bigger trend captured by the broader General Social Survey.
What would you pay for a fossil of two complete dinosaurs locked in what seems to be a fight to the death? An auction house put that question to the test with the dinosaurs, discovered in 2006 in the Hell Creek formation of Montana. It got an unexpected answer.
This week, Pope Francis released a new document called the "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel). His first major document has captured the attention of Vatican watchers, who describe a vision statement of what Francis sees for the future of the Catholic Church.
Child labor is a reality in Bolivia, where an estimated one in three children work. But few face the danger of the country's child miners. A journalist who reported on the issue says some 3,000 children work in Bolivia's mines, children as young as 6. Some in Bolivia are trying to raise the working age; others want to lower it to legalize this employment of very young children.