This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
IS destroyed this ancient monument, so archaeologists are 3-D printing a new one
Full-size replicas of the 2,000-year-old arch of Palmyra will go on show in London and New York next year.
'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion globally at record pace
US-USA-BOXOFFICE:'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion globally at record pace
Why the SpaceX rocket landing is great for NASA
Commercial space technology isn't replacing NASA. It's liberating it.
US is one of just 8 countries where maternal death rates are getting worse (CHARTS)
The nation's maternal mortality ratio has more than doubled in the past 25 years.
The world unites around two things: Trump-bashing and Star Wars
The Dark Side is everywhere.
US Democrats hit Trump, clash over jihadist fight in debate
Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential hopefuls used Donald Trump as a political bogeyman Saturday to highlight their own calls to defeat jihadist extremists.
There is no bromance between Trump and Putin
Putin just knows when and how to butter up power-hungry Americans.
US and Cuba agree to resume commercial airline service
US airlines including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United have all expressed interest.
Introducing Bei Bei, a 4-month-old panda making its world debut
A black-and-white fur ball known as Bei Bei the giant panda cub made its media debut Wednesday as the new star of Washington zoo.
No evidence California attackers were part of terrorist cell: FBI head
The FBI also said it's found evidence that the suspects were radicalized in private messages, but not in public social media posts, as some have reported.
Here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the US in 2015
This is surely not an exhaustive list.
K-pop band says LAX thought they were sex workers and sent them home
Members of the K-pop girl band 'Oh My Girl' were detained for 15 hours at the Los Angeles airport before being sent back to South Korea.
Donald Trump lashes back at 'dopey' Prince Alwaleed
A Twitter spat most telling.
Connecticut moves to ban gun sales to US terror suspects
'Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris,' Gov. Dan Malloy said, calling his executive order a 'common sense step.'
Erdogan friends Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror.
Trump's behavior is now reverberating abroad
And not in a good way.
Trump worse than Voldemort, says J.K. Rowling
The British government and the 'Harry Potter' author have both condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump about Muslims.
Trump wants Muslims temporarily barred entry to US
'Donald Trump is unhinged,' former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted in response.
Oval Office the latest setting for Obama's mixed messages on terrorism
US President Barack Obama spoke to his people last night.
NASA releases 'best close-ups' of Pluto
The US space agency has released a series of sharp Pluto snapshots, billing them as the best close-ups of the dwarf planet we may see for decades.
New gun laws after mass shootings have worked in Australia, the UK and Finland
There are things the US can do to limit gun violence.
Pentagon spent $150 million housing 'handful' of employees in private villas in Afghanistan
The US has spent nearly $1 trillion in Afghanistan since 2001. Some of that went toward flat-screen TVs and 24-hour access to 'light snacks' for 5 to 10 workers.
Watch live: San Bernardino shooting being investigated as terrorism
The investigation into the San Bernardino shooting has been officially transferred to the FBI.
The US hasn’t armed a communist nation in ages. That could soon change
The US once used its weapons on communist forces in Vietnam. Now it wants to sell them there.
No signs that San Bernardino shooter was radicalized, imam says
'We never saw a sign of radicalization,' said the imam of the mosque Syed Farook attended. 'If someone becomes nuts, you don't represent the religion anymore.'
American guns fuel violence at home and abroad
It's not just in the United States where American weaponry is a problem.
Obama welcomes British vote to join Syria air campaign
US President Barack Obama hailed a vote Wednesday by British lawmakers to join the air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria.
U.S. authorities look for militant links to shooters in California mass slaying
US-CALIFORNIA-SHOOTING:U.S. authorities look for militant links to shooters in California mass slaying
Hollywood is doing a crummy job of pandering to Chinese audiences
American critics complain about cheesy made-for-China scenes in Hollywood movies. So do Chinese viewers.
Planned Parenthood shooter declared 'no more baby parts'
The picture emerging of suspect Robert Lewis Dear is a spotty one.