NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio called for a halt Monday to political debates and protests as the city mourns the fatal shooting of two police officers — but within hours, demonstrators said they would defy calls for a temporary cessation in protests against police brutality
North Korea's Internet went completely offline Monday, just days after President Obama warned of a "proportional response" to the hack against Sony
Federal judge ruled Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols constitutional and said scheduled executions of 4 death row inmates can proceed
Joe Cocker died Monday at age 70, after losing a battle with lung cancer, his management staff confirmed. Cocker, a British-born musician who rose to fame in the 1960s, was known for his bluesy voice and cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends"
A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman, even if she refuses to look or listen
Rain will slink across the East Coast and parts of the South on Monday and Tuesday, with heavy-duty storms set to put a damper on Christmas Eve travel. Rain is expected from Boston to Washington on Wednesday, with snow in Mississippi and the Great Lakes
The film adaptation of E L James’s best-seller about the erotic awakening of a young woman and her mysterious billionaire boyfriend will make its international debut at February’s Berlin Film Festival, two days before the film opens in U.S. theaters on Feb. 13
The Pope had some blunt criticism for Vatican bureaucrats on Monday when he urged Roman Curia officials to remember their duty to serve in charity and love “Sometimes, [officials of the Curia] feel themselves ‘lords of the manor,’” he said
The U.S. market rose broadly on Monday after posting huge gains to close out the previous week, effectively rebounding from a seven-day sell-off earlier this month, with the Dow Jones once again inching toward the 18,000-point mark
A driver in the small town of Nantes rammed his vehicle into a crowded Christmas marketplace on Monday, injuring several people before stabbing himself repeatedly. A day earlier, a driver in Dijon had ploughed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians.
The company's famous autonomous vehicle comes a step closer to reality with a prototype it called the "best holiday gift we could’ve imagined." Built out of parts from other manufacturers, the fully functional vehicle will begin testing over the holidays
Police broke up a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, charging 22 people with animal cruelty, dog fighting and conspiracy, and recovering 225 dogs, including 50 puppies, and at least 20 weapons. Authorities raided 18 locations in the Baltimore area and a compound in West Virginia