The U.S. launched a rescue operation this summer to free hostages held by ISIS militants, including slain American journalist James Foley, the Pentagon said Wednesday, a day after the Sunni extremist group released a graphic video showing the execution of Foley
Attorney General Eric Holder met with community leaders, 11 days after a police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown
Malware may have affected customers' credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states, according to the United Parcel Service
Winona Ryder will embark on her "largest TV commitment to date," starring alongside Oscar Issac, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina and The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal in the new HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, created by The Wire's David Simon
After protesting that the Chicago Cubs didn't tarp the field properly in a 2-0 rain-inducing loss Tuesday night, the San Francisco Giants were allowed by Major League Baseball Wednesday night to finish the game Thursday
The three-time NASCAR champion won't participate in the Bristol Motor Speedway, marking the third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup race he has missed since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in upstate New York on August 9
The Treasury Department said that there was "no indication" that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her husband Jay-Z (Sean Carter) violated U.S. sanctions in Cuba in 2013, which the famous couple visited to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary
Texas Gov. Rick pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the abuse-of-power case against him, waiving a formal arraignment that had been scheduled for Friday and signaling again his readiness to fight a prosecution that he has decried as a "farce"
Practice hatha yoga consistently for eight weeks and you're likely to think faster and better remember things, whereas just stretching and toning yielded no improvement, according to a new eight-week study of more than 100 adults with ages ranging from 55 to 79
Benjamin Netanyahu made comments signaling that a protracted period of fighting could lie ahead, in a nationwide address Wednesday, a day after talks aimed at ending Israel's monthlong war against Hamas militants collapsed in failure
A new paper in Nature suggests Neanderthals went extinct over a period of between 2,600 and 5,400 years or so—twice as fast as anyone had thought. And yet they evidently coexisted with humans in Europe, though "spatially separated... like a mosaic"
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban, granting a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia