Thursday, May 14, 2015
An official at the University of Virginia lodged a US$7.5 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Tuesday, accusing the magazine of defaming her in a discredited story about rape on campus.
A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old African American man in Wisconsin used justifiable force and will not face criminal charges, authorities said Tuesday.
A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Doctors performing late-term abortions would be required to take steps to give the fetus the best chance of survival, according to a Republican bill the House plans to debate this week.
The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Tuesday welcomed a decision by Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish communities to relaunch stalled talks aimed at reunifying the island, calling it an opportunity that should not be squandered.
French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.
The U.S. strategy of "deterrence" for cyberattacks could involve a wide range or responses, potentially including the use of conventional weapons, the nation's top cyberwarrior said Monday.
The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 100.
Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.