Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster. The U.N. said that eastern Aleppo had descended into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe"
Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, gather in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of the country's former President Shimon Peres. U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are among the world leaders attending the funeral.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control advised pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to Southeast Asia and the Maldives due to the potential risk of Zika infection, which can cause severe birth defects. Eleven countries were singled out in the advisory
U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have seen mounting evidence of an active Russian-influenced operation targeting the 2016 presidential election. It is unlikely the Russians could sway the vote but they could sow disruption and instability
A commuter train crashed into a station outside in Hoboken, N.J., leaving at least one person dead and 108 injured. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, though officials said that the train entered the station at an unusually fast speed
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday that requires public single-occupancy bathrooms in the state to be gender neutral, or as the bill puts it, available for all genders. The new law is aimed at making sure public spaces are inclusive for the LGBTQ community
Somali officials said that a U.S. air strike killed 22 civilians and Somali soldiers, not al-Shabab militants as the U.S. has claimed. Officials reportedly suggested that the U.S. military had been tricked into believing it was targeting extremists by a neighboring state
In some states, more than half of the votes will be cast before Election Day. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wants as many of her supporters to bank theirs early, and her team is gaming opportunities to find and bank millions of votes
From Virginia to Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, the Democratic Party's top attorneys and strategists are working on an unprecedented countrywide effort to expand its voter base by pushing for early voting and expanded access.
The fatal shooting of a black man by police in El Cajon, Calif., this week stands out in part because family members say the suspect may have been mentally ill, an issue that experts say police are far too often ill-equipped to handle
President Barack Obama signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week. Members of Congress will have to reach agreement on funding for the rest of the budget year when they meet in a lame-duck session after the election
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to weigh in on whether the federal government’s refusal to grant offensive trademarks violates free speech, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins football team