Authorities in New York are combing through rubble for signs of life after a gas leak in East Harlem on Tuesday triggered an explosion that caused two buildings to collapse. Several people remain missing after the tragedy that killed at least seven and injured dozens
Malaysia's defense minister denies U.S. investigators' claims that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew for hours after it left radar screens
A federal judge dismisses charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade after her strip search sparked an international uproar against the U.S.
Authorities in Austin, Texas, say a drunk driver was evading police early Tuesday when the car barreled into a temporary barricade for people gathered near the popular downtown nightclub The Mohawk
A year after becoming the first non-European pope in more than a millennium, the Argentine pontiff continues to challenge the status quo. That's evident again in his choice to celebrate his first year, untraditionally, outside the walls of the Holy See
Militant group Islamic Jihad vows to end tit-for-tat attacks between Israel and Gaza that saw dozens of rockets rain on southern Israel, and Israeli airstrikes on targets that its military deemed "terror sites"
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission that he backs lighter mandatory sentences for low-level, non-violent drug offenders, which would reduce the federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates within five years
The online giant plans to increase the yearly fee for its Amazon Prime service by 25 percent, starting next week, and says current subscribers will pay the new price if and when they renew their premium membership
Refuting previous research that claims couples who shack up together before getting married are more likely to get divorced later in life, a new study finds instead that divorce rates are tied closer to peoples' ages when they started bunking up
A major federal study on the vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid reportedly finds that taking out just nine of the country's 55,000 electric-transmission substations—on a hot day when they're stressed—could provoke a national blackout
It turns out social networking doesn't always make us sad and depressed, as a new study based on the virality of emotions between friends shows that positive emotions have stronger spreading power on Facebook than negative ones
Armed groups of Cossacks from across the area are flocking to the disputed region to help Moscow wrest it from Ukraine in hopes they'll be rewarded by being integrated into Russia's primary security apparatus after the takeover is complete
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