World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of
Parties not involved in the agreement: The Syrian regime and the Islamic State.
What it means when interest rates fall below zero percent
Around the world, central bankers are hoping sub-zero interest rates will spur economic growth. Not everyone is convinced.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
Hundreds more US troops in Iraq than previously stated
Hundreds more American troops are in Iraq than the Pentagon previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgement underscoring the sensitivity of US deployments to the war-torn nation.
Zika just gave Americans another great reason to practice safe sex
Doctors have confirmed the first transmission on US soil, which is believed to have been caused by infected semen.
US demands Russia immediately halt airstrikes in Syria, as peace talks collapse
The United States demanded Thursday that Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria after a breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift among world powers.
Obama slams anti-Muslim rhetoric on first US mosque visit as president
Obama offered an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against Muslims on his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president.
Night owl or early bird? It's in your genes
Whether you are a night owl or an early bird, don't bother fighting the impulse because it's probably in your genes, a study suggested Tuesday.
Alphabet/Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable company
Alphabet, the parent firm for Google, became the world's most valuable company Tuesday as a jump in its share price helped it vault past tech rival Apple.
Two surprising things happened in Iowa last night
And here's why they matter to the world.
Monthly coal use for US power fell to 35-year low in November
US power generation from coal fell to the lowest monthly level in 35 years in November 2015 as generators switched to cleaner and cheaper natural gas.
Watch Tian Tian the panda try to make a snow angel (VIDEO)
He's almost got it!
'War to get me out': Wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian tells of Iran ordeal
The wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian has described her harrowing 25-hour ordeal as she tried to leave Iran with her husband in an interview with the Washington Post.
Time to freak out: 4 reasons the global economy is screwed
A global recession is looking more and more likely. And it could be worse than 2008.
US oil is so cheap right now it's going for less than nothing
If that sounds weird, it is.
2 eras, 1 dream: Photos of immigrants on Ellis Island and today's Syrian refugees
Seeing these photos side by side might change some Americans' perceptions of Syrian refugees.
Uber is working with Airbus on helicopter service
'If you can push a button and can get a ride, then why not push a button and get a helicopter,' says Uber's Travis Kalanick.
Wikipedia announces its most edited page of all time: 'George W. Bush'
Former US president George W. Bush may no longer be able to change the course of history — but that hasn't stopped others trying for him.
'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date
'Yes, we're worried about lawsuits.'
The lowest oil prices since 2003, explained
US crude oil fell below $27 a barrel on Wednesday. Here's what that means and why it matters.
The state of US foreign policy
Here's what Obama had to say about the world during his speech last night.
Iran holds 10 US sailors in Gulf
Iranian forces seized 10 American troops on Tuesday after their patrol boats strayed into hostile Gulf waters, in a setback to thawing ties between the foes.
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
Free Basics by Facebook lets users access certain websites free of charge. But at what cost to net neutrality?
Ringling Brothers circus will retire all of its elephants to a Florida sanctuary in May 2016
The 145-year old "Greatest Show on Earth" had announced in March that it would phase out use of its emblematic elephants by 2018. It moved the retirement date forward on Monday.
A Muslim woman was kicked out of a Trump rally for standing up and being Muslim
And the crowd went wild.
China isn't the only threat facing the global economy in 2016
If another financial crisis were to erupt this year, China would be just one of the triggers.
8 things Obama’s gun safety actions will do
President Barack Obama, noting the more than 300,000 firearm-related US deaths over the past decade, announced executive orders Tuesday aimed at reducing gun violence.
Don't expect Obama's move on gun control to change the world
There are some things the US president's new executive action will do — and many things it won't.
Rejoice, science nerds: 4 new elements were just added to the periodic table!
Memorizing the periodic table just got a little harder.
Reports say Obama will use an executive order to expand background checks for gun sales
The changes, which could come as soon as next week, would include requiring more small-scale gun sellers to be licensed and to conduct a background check whenever selling a weapon.
Brussels has canceled New Year's Eve
The rest of the world is just putting it under really tight security.