Friday, May 22, 2015
Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that restricting welfare payments to EU workers was an "absolute requirement" of his efforts to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the bloc, as he unveiled a new crackdown on immigration.
European legislators on Wednesday unexpectedly voted in favor of a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.
The governor of California declared an emergency as crews scrambled to contain an oil slick and clean up popular beaches after a pipeline rupture dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
U.S. House Republicans voted Wednesday to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law.
White House hopeful Rand Paul theatrically brought the Senate to a standstill Wednesday, delivering a 10-hour, 30-minute speech seeking to end intelligence agency bulk telephone data collection from millions of Americans.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Colombians are celebrating the rescue of an 11-month-old baby who survived a huge mudslide that killed at least 78 people, including the child's mother and 11 other relatives, but officials held out no hope Wednesday for finding more survivors.
Italy said Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat.