Friday, July 18, 2014
A Silicon Valley investor proposing to split California into six separate U.S. states passed an initial poll hurdle this week, even if the initiative appears ultimately doomed to fail.
A federal U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system that administers it.
A U.S. actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison Wednesday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday that two atomic reactors were safe enough to switch back on, marking a major step towards restarting atomic plants that were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis.
Protesters carrying “Return to Sender” and “Go home non-Yankees” signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.
An American teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia's government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks.
Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of “The Daily Show” that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become “a cottage industry.”
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Beijing won a key victory Monday in a trade dispute with Washington, as a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said the United States was wrong to slap punitive duties on a host of Chinese goods.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.