The murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius is nearing its conclusion in South Africa. To hear more about the closing arguments, Audie Cornish speaks with BBC correspondent Milton Ngozi, who has been covering the trial in Pretoria.
U.S. jet fighters have commenced airstrikes against the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, American cargo planes have also begun humanitarian airdrops to support a minority religious community now surrounded by the group in the mountains of northern Iraq.
Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.
Some Californians had been hoping El Niño would break the state out of a drought. But a government expert says of the prospect of a strong El Niño, "It's a flop."
A recent study reviewed places in Chicago that seemed to be undergoing gentrification two decades ago and found that the process had slowed or stopped for those that were at least 40 percent black.
The attorneys recommend that the FDA ban flavored electronic cigarettes and restrict advertising in the same way it does for traditional cigarettes.
The company that controls the FICO credit score says it is changing the way the scores are calculated, making it easier for millions of borrowers to look better on paper.
Playing video games for an hour a day may make children happier and more satisfied, one study says. But another finds that playing violent games is associated with risky behaviors.
The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.
Drugs in development to treat Ebola virus are far from being ready for general use, but that hasn't stopped investors from rushing to talk up companies that are trying to develop the drugs.
Malaysia plans to nationalize its flag carrier Malaysia Airlines after back-to-back disasters and a 12-year stretch that saw the company restructured four times.
The toddler had no comment because he can't talk yet. But the Secret Service handed the little guy a time out and then sent him on his way.
State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.
Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!
The two men, who agreed to cooperate on forming a new, national unity government, made the announcement after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
President Obama has authorized humanitarian drops and airstrikes against militants in the country. But administration officials say this does not signal a broader war against the Islamic extremists.
Ordinary Chinese rejoiced when a powerful ex-security czar came under investigation. But recent remarks by President Xi Jinping hint at internal strife that challenges his anti-graft campaign.
"I don't like bad teachers, so I don't think bad teachers should be given the gift of teaching forever — badly," Whoopi Goldberg says.
It's still unclear whether the renewed fighting is a sign of something broader. Meanwhile, the peace talks in Cairo appeared to have stalled because of the rocket fire.
Ebola is spreading faster than efforts to stop it in West Africa, the World Health Organization says. Places hardest hit don't have enough doctors, nurses and medical equipment to contain the virus.