Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Administration has formally acknowledged that it maintained a sweeping database of phone calls made from the United States to multiple foreign countries. The program has since been discontinued, the Justice Department said Friday.
A U.S. citizen who said he was wrongly arrested when the government rounded up Muslim men after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has settled his lawsuit against the FBI.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged European governments to try to better assimilate their Muslim minority populations as they respond to extremist attacks like last week's shootings in Paris.
The plane crash that claimed the life of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos last August was the result of a succession of human errors, Estado de Sao Paulo reported Friday.
The United States joined Israel in condemning the International Criminal Court decision to opened a preliminary probe Friday into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, blasting it as a “tragic irony.”
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule whether same-sex couples across the United States should have the right to marry, setting the stage for a final historic decision.
As Chicagoans struggle through the season's first serious blasts of cold weather, a small cat named Sunny has a much-needed refuge.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America sets the stage for a potentially historic ruling on one of the country's most sweeping social issues.
A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials said Friday.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off two days of talks Thursday at the White House, with the British leader promising progress on the “new threat” of cyber security.