Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer on Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years
U.S.-led air strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said on Monday. It said the strikes have killed more than 15,000 militants
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last year, said in a new interview that he does not see race as a factor in day-to-day policing. "It’s not a race issue," Wilson said
Senate Democrats blocked a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood. The Republican proposal failed to reach a 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster in a 53-46 vote that fell mostly along party lines
President Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, calling it a moral obligation as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked
Delta and United Airlines, the two carriers that offer nonstop service from the U.S. to Africa, have announced that they will no longer allow shipments of big-game carcasses and body parts following global outrage over the death of Cecil the lion
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer joined her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, in making an emotional call for more intensive background checks and increased government funding for mental health care to combat mass shootings
Jessica Alba has responded to claims that her eco-friendly Honest Company's sunscreen isn't effective, saying they are "taking every precaution to ensure that your product experience will keep you healthy and happy"
The strongest tropical cyclone recorded this year is headed toward Taiwan, Japan and eastern China in the northwest Pacific. As of Monday night, Supertyphoon Soudelor had rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 storm with peak sustained wind speeds of 180 m.p.h.
Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening. He has a monthly income of $185,000, mainly from royalties and interest on his investments
Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy after he was convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in July 2012
In a new report published Monday in Nature, researchers found that most office building temperatures are set using a decades-old formula for a "thermal comfort model" that takes into account factors like air temperature, air speed, and clothing insulation