WASHINGTON The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes yesterday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
As a grand jury began investigating whether a Ferguson police officer should be criminally charged for the death of Michael Brown, the embattled community enjoyed its first night of relative calm since the teen was killed Aug. 9.
Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.
An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.
Corey Griffin, a former Bain Capital manager who raised more than $100,000 for the ALS Association in the past week through the Ice Bucket Challenge, was killed in a diving accident. He was 27.
Members of the Church of Almighty God, an offshoot of Christianity, are accused of beating and kicking a woman to death after she resisted recruitment.
NYPD investigators are trying to determine who unfurled a giant Palestinian flag from the lower level of the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday evening while a pro-Palestinian march was taking place on the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.
Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city has risen to 39, with 51 people still missing.
Game developers have been capitalizing on the recent arrest in Beijing, on alleged drug-related offenses, of Jaycee Chan...
Russian officials have shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, including the first to open in the city nearly 25 years ago at the end of the Cold War.