Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.
Many of Cliven Bundy's supporters are gone, but the rancher is as defiant as ever since an armed standoff with the U.S. government. For now, it feels like each side is waiting for the other to blink.
Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.
Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.
Two twisters swept through the state's rural northeast, flattening one small town and causing serious damage in two others. One person was killed.
On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.
U.S. captain Clint Dempsey scored just 29 seconds after the starting whistle, one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. lost to the West African nation in the previous two World Cups.
In a major victory for gun control groups, the justices upheld by a 5-4 vote a federal ban on one person buying a gun for another.
A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says that the Justice Department can keep intelligence information secret in terrorism cases.
The Israeli military is searching the West Bank for three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last week.
A new Gallup survey finds key midterm election indicators at or approaching historic lows. Satisfaction with the direction of the country is also near rock bottom.
It might be time to change the message on STEM.
The latest recall is in addition to the 2.6 million cars the automaker has already recalled for a similar problem.
Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt.
Logging is dangerous, arduous work, and fewer young people are pursuing it. Logging groups hope more outreach, and a bill that would lower the minimum logging age, will help keep the industry going.
Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.
A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and telling locals that soon they'll trade their masks for regular uniforms. In Tal Afar, where locals are Shiite and less sympathetic to ISIS, a bloody takeover has ensued instead.
In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.