Talks between U.S. and Afghan officials have yielded a partial security agreement between the two countries. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai held discussions Friday and Saturday on a deal to keep the U.S. military in the country beyond the 2014 pullout date for most U.S. and NATO troops.
At least 89 people reportedly died in a stampede Sunday at a temple in central India, where 25,000 people had crowded onto a bridge. Police believe a rumor that the bridge was collapsing sparked panic and confusion.
Ishaq Amer's home was cut off from his Palestinian village when Israel erected a separation barrier around the West Bank. More important to the 13-year-old at the time was that he was cut off from his soccer buddies. An American boy saw a documentary about Ishaq's family and wanted to know what happened to them.
Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black has made no effort to hide his frustration with the political turmoil in his daily morning prayers.
The Food Network was intended for cooks, but it wasn't run by them. In a new tell-all book, Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the channel's progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people who rose and fell along the way.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has struggled to end the ethnic insurgencies that have long divided the country. Now, the Kachin — the last of the insurgent groups that have been fighting the government — have signed a preliminary agreement that could end the conflict.
Favorites to win this year's prize include economists famous for work on education and income, regulation, and economic modeling.
It seems odd to say that someone "lost" the Nobel Peace Prize. But that's what some folks were saying this week about Malala Yousafzai, who was favored to win the award this week.
A North Dakota agency waited more than a week to tell the public about a pipeline spill of more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened.
Dilip Joseph was working for an international aid organization in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped by the Taliban last year. He was in captivity for several days before being rescued by a team of Navy SEALs.
In France, adults who ordered children to commit more than 100 robberies have been sentenced to jail terms, after a court found members of three Croatian Roma families guilty of using the kids to carry out crimes.
President Obama hosted the Senate's leading Democrats at the White House for more than an hour Saturday afternoon, in a session that came the same day that Majority Leader Harry Reid met with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Cyclone Phailin has struck India's coast in the Bay of Bengal, where more than 500,000 people have fled vulnerable areas along the coast. Phailin could pack hurricane-force winds for hours to come.
From the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, a dozen national parks are open again, at least temporarily, in a deal between several states and the Department of the Interior. Park employees began opening some facilities Friday; others reopen today or Monday.
The U.S. has said it wants to reach a deal by the end of October to keep some members of its military in Afghanistan. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul meeting with President Hamid Karzai to work out an agreement, but two main points seem to be standing in their way.
A quiet block on the city's northwest side appeared to be taken over by villagers from the mountains of southern Poland. As the festivities began, the bride's anxious father was desperate to make room for five wooden carriages, 12 horses and the band.
The new online marketplaces are now in their second week, and almost across the board, it's been a rocky start. But just how rocky depends on the state and how many navigators have been hired to help people sign up.
Sachin Tendulkar made his cricket debut as at the age of 16, and he's captivated fans ever since. This week, he announced his plans to retire. Indian politician Shashi Tharoor says batsman Tendulkar is "possibly one of the greatest in the history of the entire sport worldwide."
The craft-brewing industry has long been a male-dominated world. But that's starting to change. This weekend, several female-owned craft breweries are favored to take home the most prestigious awards at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Doctors said Erik Schei would be a "vegetable" for the rest of his life — and he was only 21. He had been shot in the head on his second tour in Iraq. But his parents choose to bring him home and give him another chance at life. Now, they say he's smiling every day and grateful to be alive.