The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.
There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.
Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.
The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.
Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?
Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.
There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.
Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.
Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?
The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.
Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.
Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.
The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.
Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy suffers wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.
The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.
An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.
One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has killed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.
The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.