Obama seeks war authorization from Congress to fight Islamic State
Obama has faced criticism for failing to seek the backing of Congress, where some accuse him of breaching his constitutional authority.
Obama says Kayla Mueller, American aid worker held by IS, is dead
Mueller's family said in a statement that they were 'heartbroken' to learn of her death.
Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine
On Saturday, Germany's Angela Merkel warned against sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists.
There's an alternate universe where the Seahawks won the Super Bowl
At least someone will be wearing those 'back to back champs' T-shirts.
As US marijuana legalization spreads, Mexican 'mota' takes a dive
Less Mexican marijuana could be reducing homicides, and some spy a future of a legal cross-border trade.
These charts show you which countries own most of the United States' foreign debt
Did you know that the US owes Kazakhstan $35.1 billion?
Here’s how you know the war in Ukraine is getting worse
And why the White House may be considering sending weapons there.
What the US vaccination debate looks like to the rest of the world
"Our thoughts are also with the measles-ravaged country America. I hope we are screening them before they come to Africa."
Obama's new budget proposes more spending for nuclear armaments
Warhead spending alone would grow faster than the overall military budget.
Why people around the world love 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
There's a reason why the American classic has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
The Israeli prime minister's trip to Washington is making lots of people angry
Benjamin Netanyahu will address the US Congress this week in an apparent bid to derail an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
These photos seem to indicate that Fidel Castro is alive
Though he apparently receives visitors, Castro has not been seen in public for more than a year, fueling speculation about his health.
Venezuela's secrecy is so bad some people aren't even sure when Hugo Chavez died
Analysis: Experts say the lack of information makes it impossible to confirm or deny a new claim that the Venezuelan president died earlier than we were told.
Mexico loves the Super Bowl
And Americans love avocados.
Is the NFL moving to London?
American football mulls a franchise abroad.
Democrats say billionaire Koch brothers launch 2016 'electoral arms race'
Conservative billionaire Koch brothers said their political network will aim to raise $900 million to spend during the 2016 campaign cycle.
It looks like Americans might be stuck eating Hershey's from now on
Or there's about to be a booming black-market trade in Cadbury eggs.
7 news stories you might have missed while freaking out about #blizzardof2015
Stay warm. Be safe. Catch up.
Syria's president says US should ask permission to launch air strikes against Islamic State
President Bashar al-Assad said he's serious about fighting terrorism.
Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'
In a break with protocol, Modi greeted Obama with a bear hug as he stepped off Air Force One.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
These are the world’s deadliest cities
A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.
Russia basically just called Obama a hypocrite
"The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all," Russia's foreign minister said.
State of the Union: Obama gets tough
US President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone with Republicans in his annual speech.
Some French want a Patriot Act, but they have something even tougher
Analysis: France even has a vaguely worded law against 'association with wrongdoers' that lets authorities jail people whose actions assist a terrorist, whether they knew it or not
Here are 7 must-see foreign films that didn't get an Oscar nod
While 'Ida' won the Oscar for best foreign language film, these movies deserved a shot to compete.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Is Ecuador’s ‘anti-imperialist’ president using US copyright law to censor online critics?
That's what rights groups accuse him of, after dubious complaints have prompted Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take down posts criticizing Rafael Correa’s government.
These are the countries with the fastest broadband
Spoiler alert: The US isn't on this list.