Washington warns surveillance powers enacted to prevent an attack on American could lapse at the stroke of midnight on Sunday if a group of senators continue to block the national security legislation reform bill.
The US man convicted of being the mastermind behind the drug-selling website Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison. Six people were said to have died from drugs bought on the site.
A US investigator has said he is "fairly confident" of further FIFA indictments. Despite an unraveling corruption controversy, organization members overwhelmingly re-elected President Sepp Blatter on Friday.
A mission to clear landmines in Colombia has begun with the army and FARC guerrillas working together. Colombia is third in the list of countries with the most landmine accidents.
The observation deck atop the new One World Trade Center in New York has been opened to the public. It offers visitors spectacular views not seen since the first WTC was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Police have clashed with student protesters demanding education reform and an end to police brutality. This follows a years-long struggle to overhaul an unequal system carried over from former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
The local transport authority in the US capital has prohibited all 'issue' ads after an anti-Islamization group tried to place one depicting a cartoon of Muhammad. The move follows a similar ban in New York.
A former New York governor is joining the melee for the Republican presidential nomination. George Pataki has positioned himself as a Washington outsider and moderate who won three terms in a heavily Democratic state.
The deadly crash of a Germanwings jet has regulators not just in Europe thinking about how to prevent such mishaps. Now the US regulator has said it has plans to study pilots' mental health.
A military facility in the US state of Utah has accidentally shipped live anthrax samples to several US labs. Health officials say there are no known infections and that public safety is not at risk.
Nebraska has abolished the death penalty, the 19th US state to do so. Many Republicans supported abolition, overriding the governor's veto in a historic vote. Spencer Kimball reports.
Colombia's FARC says one of its negotiators involved in peace talks with the government was among the 27 rebels killed in a strike last week. Tensions threaten to derail attempts to end the five-decade conflict.
Aggressive conservative Rick Santorum is launching a new presidential bid. The former senator scored an unlikely second-place finish in the 2012 race for the Republican nomination.
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