Aviation officials in West Africa and Europe said contact with an Air Algérie-operated plane carrying more than 110 people from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers was lost early on Thursday over Gao, Mali, and that French military jets were dispatched in the search
The U.N. Human Rights Council will probe potential violations by Israel in Gaza, a move Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a "travesty"
Russia’s ambassador to Malaysia said his country will cooperate with a Dutch-led investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine
Joseph Wood’s lethal injection, almost two hours long, is the third execution this year widely considered "botched," raising new questions surrounding the efficacy of the method as state officials once again pledge an investigation into why it went awry
Shaun McBride and Jerome Jarre are among the first stars of the popular mobile app that allows friends to send photos, videos or doodles that quickly self-destruct; as businesses aim to tap into Snapchat's audience, some users are earning $100,000 paychecks
The Department of Education believes unnecessary decimal points and cents entered on Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms that went unrecognized may have resulted in some students being denied aid and others receiving it when they weren’t eligible
In a little less than a month, anyone looking to get his or her hands on a copy of the comic book that introduced the world to Superman will have an opportunity to vie for the legendary relic as Action Comics #1 will be auctioned off on eBay from Aug. 14 to 24
While Walmart store managers make an average salary of $92,462 per year, according to new research, Walmart cashiers only earn about $8.48 an hour and are paid less than their counterparts at the other chains like Whole Foods and Costco
Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her family landed in Italy en route to a new life in the U.S. after she had been imprisoned for apostasy in February under Sudan’s strict Islamic law and faced the death sentence for refusing to renounce Christianity
Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh plagiarized portions of a final paper required for his Army War College master's degree, which he earned in 2007, his campaign confirmed on Wednesday. A spokeswoman told time the plagiarism was a "mistake"
A U.N. official said Thursday that Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who control a large swath of eastern Syria and northern Iraq, have ordered nearly 4 million girls and women in and around the city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation
Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready