Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finished their historic first free climb on El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. Melissa Block talks with the duo about their 19-day effort.
As part of a renewed push by the Obama administration to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the transfer of five more detainees to other countries was announced on Wednesday night. All five are citizens of Yemen, where the local branch of al-Qaida is claiming responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris. Senior Republican senators introduced legislation this week blocking such transfers. They say releasing the prisoners lets them return to the battlefield.
Badawi is being publicly flogged 50 times each week over 20 weeks for insulting Islam. He is set to receive 50 lashes Friday in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.
Federal workers can take an advance of up to six weeks of sick leave, under a new policy unveiled Thursday. The White House is urging Congress to make paid sick leave mandatory.
British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.
They could shoot up to 24,000 feet and maintain that altitude in a long-distance migration across the Himalayas. But it's more efficient for bar-headed geese to soar and dive, scientists find.
Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it concerns religion. He was answering a question about the deadly attack last week on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The vaccine is only about 23 percent effective against the dominant flu strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's because the strain mutated slightly.
Dr. Leana Wen decided to leave frontline medical care to tend to the city of Baltimore's health needs. Geography and circumstance shouldn't determine someone's health destiny, she says.
Professor Ellen Wu writes about how the mythology — and the history — of Hawaii as a multicultural melting pot may affect its chances of hosting the Obama Presidential Library.
Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.
For the first time ever, 60 women will participate in the grueling program. It's part of an effort by Pentagon officials to determine whether women can be assigned to ground combat units.
A million cases by the end of 2014. On the wane in Guinea in August. Coming soon to every major U.S. city. Predictions about Ebola frequently don't come true — and there's a reason for that.
The transfers, announced late Wednesday, bring to 122 the number of detainees who remain at Guantanamo Bay. The move comes amid GOP opposition, citing security, to freeing prisoners from the facility.
The regulations have been in place for decades. The new regulations, which let some Americans travel to the island without a license, go into effect Friday.
It was a good day for complicated male leads and the movies that feature them and a rough day for just about everybody else at the Oscar nominations.
The government has downplayed the severity of the attack, but Amnesty International, which released the images, say they prove the attack was on a "horrific scale."
A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.
They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.
Security for the visit is intense, because the last two pontiffs to tour the country were targeted for assassination.