Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of the International Olympic Committee by 44-40
An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study. If proven effective, the vaccine could be "a game-changer"
Begrudgingly, Donald Trump’s rivals recognize they cannot continue to shrug him off. Republican presidential candidates are trying to figure out how to treat Trump at the upcoming debate, and may have to treat him like a real candidate
Even though Game of Thrones showrunners have repeatedly declared they only want to make seven seasons of the fantasy hit, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo for the first time firmly announced the series will go at least eight seasons
Following the discovery of debris attributed to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, helicopters have been scouring the island of Réunion for more signs. But information derived from the flotsam remains scant, if at all reliable
Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed a lion. "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws," the official said
Ray Tensing posted 10% of his $1 million bail, according to the Hamilton County Clerk's office, not long after pleading not guilty to murder and involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed 43-year-old Sam DuBose
Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s church in Atlanta, but it wasn't clear whether they had committed a crime
Actor James Woods has reportedly sued a Twitter user for defamation after allegedly accusing the actor of being a cocaine addict. Now deleted Twitter user @abelisted, the suit claims, "jeopardized Woods' good name and reputation on an international scale"
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour — a longtime deputy of the deceased Mullah Omar — has been chosen to take his place at the head of the Afghan Taliban, according to two commanders of the Islamic militant organization
Ageism might be rampant in Silicon Valley, but some of the Bay Area's leading companies are now actively trying to engage the senior crowd, recognizing the huge potential of experienced workers and responsible adults
Russia’s media watchdog is investigating if gay-themed emojis on Facebook break Russian laws against promoting homosexuality. The probe was initiated by a senator who noted the danger in the cartoon smiley faces of boys kissing boys and girls kissing girls