The Obama administration on Tuesday emphasized the need for funding to treat opioid and heroin addiction, releasing new statistics showing explosive growth in overdose deaths.
California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot.
Venezuela's government is considering asking the high court to dissolve the legislature controlled by President Nicolas Maduro's opponents who are seeking to remove him from office, a spokesman said Tuesday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Britain's vote to leave the European Union might never be implemented and that London is in no hurry to go.
An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic Party's presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server.
Claudia Medina Tamariz was asleep in her home in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz with her husband when Mexican Marines burst in and arrested them both in August 2012.
Members of the LGBT community, along with local and federal officials, gathered at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Monday to dedicate the site as the first national monument to gay rights.
Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the U.N. Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights.
Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for what they said was a slowed response to help Americans under attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.