Pope Francis needs to do more to stop priest sex abuse, advocates say
‘To be blunt, Francis hasn’t exposed one cleric…’
Every Republican candidate did something weird last night
Foreign policy dominates second Republican debate.
The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
Cuba's Raul Castro will head to New York this month for the UN General Assembly
It will be his first known United States visit since shortly after the Castro brothers toppled a US-friendly dictator in 1959.
Why an increase in US interest rates matters to the whole world
The Federal Reserve's decision affects everyone. Including you.
DARPA's new prosthetic hand could let amputees feel touch sensations
'We’ve completed the circuit.'
US dentist who killed Cecil the lion finally speaks
Walter Palmer, who killed Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion, has broken weeks of silence.
Women in politics: How the US compares with the world (VIDEO)
Even if presidential candidate Hilary Clinton wins, America will have a long way to go toward equal representation.
Cheers and outcry as Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk goes behind bars
After refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis is jailed for contempt.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Congress is warming to the nuclear agreement — but what about Iran's politicians?
Analysis: The ultimate winner in Iran's domestic battles between reformists and hardliners will help determine if Iran actually implements the nuclear accord.
Obama is finally in the home stretch of closing his nuclear deal with Iran
Now he just needs to make sure the Iranians stay on board.
Gasp! Hillary Clinton likes skim milk, tea, and (maybe) gefilte fish
And other revelations from the 4,400 emails published this week.
As Obama talks of climate change in Alaska, oil giant Shell readies drills in the Arctic
Obama's environmental advocacy is at odds with his approval of Shell's drilling plan in the Arctic. That same dissonance applies to Shell's interest in sustainability.
Beijing is hell-bent on having clear skies for its military parade
Even monkeys — yes, monkeys — have been enlisted to help get ready for China's massive 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II.
Cats rescued from China's meat trade become 'ambassadors' in the US
Eating cats is controversial. So is killing them just because they don't have homes.
Why LGBT people fleeing the Islamic State bear striking resemblance to their peers worldwide
LGBT people who flee — whether from the Middle East, Africa, or Asia — are doubly marginalized.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
Trash talk trumps civility on the 2016 campaign trail
'If you wrestle with a pig, two things happen. You get dirty, and the pig enjoys it.'
US shooting suspect fatally shoots self after Virginia TV journalists killed on-air
The White House said the shooting was another example of gun violence that is 'becoming all too common.'
Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast
Two journalists for a local CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot dead Wednesday during a live broadcast.
Trump tramples Univision anchor in 'bizarre' performance
Curiouser and curiouser, Trumpmania rolls on.
Last Sumatran rhino in Western Hemisphere relocates to Southeast Asia
Harapan left the Cincinnati Zoo in search of love and productive mating in Indonesia. He arrived at his new home on Monday.
Extreme satire about Donald Trump actually believable to foreign media
A satirical website reported that Trump wants to deport all Kenyans from the United States. A Kenyan newspaper fell for it. Can you blame them?
Newborn panda twins vocal, 'very, very active': US zoo
Twin cubs born to a rare giant panda called Mei Xiang were doing well Sunday, vocal and "very, very active" after the surprise back-to-back births at the Smithsonian National Zoo, her handlers said.
Greenhouse gases killed the last Ice Age, new study finds
Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published Friday.
Here's what the first two female Army Rangers had to do to earn the title (VIDEO)
Short answer: Exactly what the men did.
First women to pass US Army's Ranger School graduate
Lieutenant Shaye Haver and Captain Kristen Griest hope their success will open doors for women seeking front-line combat jobs.
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says Guantanamo has got to go before Obama does
Carter says the Pentagon is actively looking for alternative transfer sites for some of the remaining prisoners at Guantanamo.
Oil prices just sank to a new low. Here’s why that’s not as awesome as it sounds
Oil prices fell to the lowest level since 2009 on Wednesday.
One year after his death, here's how we want to remember James Foley
Let's honor the life of our colleague Jim, not the video of his death.