Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country
A group hoping to nudge Joe Biden into the 2016 race has cut a video hoping to build support for a possible campaign. The Draft Biden group, which is not affiliated with the Vice President, released a dramatic ad that ends by urging: “Joe, run"
For the first time since the Census Bureau began collecting data on higher education attainment, women are more likely to have a bachelor's degree than men. Last year, 29.9% of men had a bachelor's degree, while 30.2% of women did
Israel's President announced that SpaceIL, a nonprofit Israeli space engineering company, is the first of 16 contestants in Google's Lunar XPrize competition to formalize its plans to land a private spacecraft on the moon before the end of 2017
In emotional testimony to a U.N. panel on ISIS's treatment of women hosted by the UN Women for Peace Association, a Yezidi girl who went by the pseudonym Bazi described being bought and sold by ISIS fighters after they attacked her small village
The French-based company Airbus filed a patent in the U.S. dated Oct. 1 for a "mezzanine seating" design that will take advantage of the "substantially unused" upper areas of aircraft cabins in a way that provides "a high level of comfort for the passengers"
Zaatari Camp in Jordan grew from nothing to a city of 156,000 Syrian refugees in a year. Now it has shrunk to almost one third of its former size as Syrians migrate to other parts of the Middle East or attempt the journey to Europe
Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. Flooding in the state has killed 15 so far
Gangs with ties to the Russian successor to the KGB are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in Eastern Europe, often with the explicit intent of connecting sellers to Middle Eastern extremist groups, including ISIS
Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair" and providing new knowledge of how our cells function
Doctors Without Borders called for an independent and unprecedented fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical aid group in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
The Department of Justice will release about 6,000 federal prison inmates in one of the largest one-time releases of prisoners in U.S. history. The move comes as part of an effort to reduce prison overcrowding and the retroactive application of new sentencing guidelines