The White House is treating the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "serious national security matter" and is currently devising a "proportional response" to the cyberattack. An official didn't rule out a cyber counterattack
Cubans cheered the surprise announcement their country will restore relations with the U.S., hopeful they'll see expanded trade and economic vibrancy
The Russian President on Thursday struck a defiant note against the U.S. and the E.U., accusing the West of trying to infringe on Russia's sovereignty
New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, with just 11.3 percent of Americans uninsured in the second quarter
An Uber driver in Boston was charged with kidnapping and raping a customer of the ride-sharing service, in another potentially damaging case for the rapidly expanding company. An Uber spokesperson called it "a despicable crime"
Amazon announced today the launch of Prime Now, a one-hour delivery service for items such as “paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries,” according to a news release. The service is launching in parts of New York, and will be available in other cities next year.
Convicted murderer Clayton Lockett, whose prolonged execution triggered a statewide moratorium on executions in Oklahoma, likely suffered excruciating pain akin to “liquid fire” throughout his lethal injection last April, a doctor testified in a federal court
Three new sexual assaults were reported over the weekend to Princeton University police, at a time when colleges and universities are under increasing national scrutiny for how they handle sexual assault allegations
The pair entered a civil partnership in 2005, but in recent weeks, rumors have run rampant about impending nuptials. Various outlets have reported that a private, intimate ceremony will take place at their Windsor estate on Dec. 21
The European Court of Justice on Thursday said "obesity can constitute a disability" for the purposes of equality at work legislation. The judgement may mean that employers will have to start providing larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities for obese workers
With the death toll from Peshawar school massacre rising to 148 — at least 132 of them children — residents of this strife-torn Pakistani city, and survivors, are struggling to come to terms with Tuesday's horror, in which Taliban gunman attacked an army-run school
This year’s Arctic Report Card, a NOAA-led work by 63 authors, reports a continuation of Arctic warming: Alaska is seeing temperature anomalies more than 18 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the January average and temperatures are rising in region’s seas