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.
More Mexican migrants are leaving the US than entering
Most Mexicans leaving the US are doing so voluntarily to reunite with their family or to start one, Pew research says.
Why refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the US is a terrible idea
Analysis: Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie said even orphans under the age of five shouldn't be allowed to settle in the United States.
Don't believe everything you read on social media about the Paris attacks
Rumors, misinformation and outright lies were posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during and after the deadliest violence in France since World War II.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
After the Paris attacks, all the talk is of more war
More than 14 years later, the 'War on Terror' marches on. Perhaps there's another solution?
The US has a law to stop NASA from working with China, and scientists hate it
Is it time for the US and China to start cooperating in space?
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
The US is pretty sure Metrojet Flight 9268 was bombed
Russia and Egypt? Not so much.
Lawmakers attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'
Since 2012, the Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to pro football, baseball, hockey and soccer teams, a Senate Armed Services Committee report found.
China's first-ever summit with Taiwan is one for the history books
Two Chinas, two presidents and the first meeting in more than 60 years.
US smartphone use surges, at expense of other gadgets
The smartphone has been the tech story for Americans in recent years, with the market surging at the expense of other gadgetry, a study showed Thursday.
Abby Wambach, the world's top-scoring soccer player, retires at 35
The US women's team forward scored 184 goals in 252 matches during a 15-year career in international play.
'Once and for all': Women are essential to global stability
The doctrine of inclusive security insists that it’s necessary to have women at the table to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace.
Turns out emojis are really bad for diplomacy
The cartoonish icons are everywhere. But maybe they shouldn't be. Just ask Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Hillary Clinton is still testifying on Benghazi. Watch here
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces a congressional grilling Thursday over her role during and after the deadly attacks on the US mission in Benghazi.
Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings
In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association on Tuesday urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
US will require owners to register their recreational drones
Owners of recreational drones in the United States will soon have to register them, the government said Monday, as the popular devices become a growing hazard in the skies.
Russia's military is muscling into the Arctic, where melting ice is freeing up resources
There's a whole other region where Russia and the West are jockeying for strength and wealth: the High North.
Poll: 71 percent of Russians believe the US is the world’s bad guy
And the feeling's pretty mutual.
5 things other countries do that could change American minds about socialism
Bernie Sanders has his work cut out for him running for US president as a "democratic socialist." These things should help.
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
The Pentagon is poised to send US warships skirting closer than ever before to the secretive island outposts that China is determined to claim.
Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans
Say goodbye to Miami and New Orleans. No matter what we do to curb global warming, these and other beloved US cities will sink below rising seas, according to a study Monday.
NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes
'If one discovers evidence of lakes, that's a very positive sign for life.'