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.
Planned Parenthood attack marks another instance of violence perpetrated by a white American
Nothing about the suspect's motives has been released, so we don't yet know if it was an act of terrorism.
'Black Friday' protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street
US-USA-RACE-CHICAGO-PROTESTS:'Black Friday' protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street
Men may eat more when women are watching
Maybe. It's according to a pretty small study — but quite an intriguing one.
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F Kurtis Gabriel was recalled from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. Gabriel, 22, made his NHL debut on Nov. 10 registering five penalty minutes in a win agai
7 harvest festivals around the world that make Thanksgiving look boring
There are better things than turkey and pumpkin pie.
Declassified document shows how close the US and Soviet Union came to nuclear war in 1983
The Soviets were convinced the US was planning a nuclear first strike. And they were ready to preempt it.
US bombing of Afghan hospital 'avoidable,' caused by 'human error,' DOD says
US forces who launched a deadly airstrike on an Afghan hospital had intended to attack a nearby Taliban-controlled compound, US military officials said.
Here's an easy way to share your Thanksgiving meal with Syrian refugees
A computer programmer and former Army reservist came up with a new way to spread gratitude.
Uh oh, copper has fallen to its lowest price since the financial crisis
Market analysts call the metal 'Dr. Copper' because it's such a useful barometer of the global economy. Here's what it's saying right now.
Why the US should hold on to Indian students
Indians bring high test scores — and tuition fees — to US universities. But could visa difficulties keep them from wanting to apply?
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.