Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain wildfires in California that have forced the evacuation of thousands of homes and burned more than 50,000 hectares of land.
The United States on Monday said it has used air power in Syria in defense of allied rebel groups, signaling deeper involvement in the country's brutal four-year civil war.
Pakistan on Tuesday executed a man convicted of killing a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.
President Barack Obama framed climate change as the toughest and most pressing challenge of our time Monday, as he unveiled the first ever limits on U.S. power plant emissions.
A circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a northern New Hampshire fairground Monday, killing two people and injuring 22 others, authorities said.
Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.
Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.
The U.S. military said Monday it successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
With one eye on his legacy, U.S. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change.
Rescuers in India were searching Sunday for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from recent floods elsewhere in the country topped 100, officials said.