The U.S. launched a rescue operation this summer to free hostages held by ISIS militants, the Pentagon said Wednesday, a day after the Sunni extremist group released a graphic video showing the execution of American journalist James Foley. It's unclear if rescuing Foley was the mission's objective
Attorney General Eric Holder met with community leaders, 11 days after a police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown
The clashes happened after government laid barbed wire barricades around a densely populated slum in an attempt to contain the spread of Ebola
The Treasury Department said that there was "no indication" that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her husband Jay-Z (Sean Carter) violated U.S. sanctions in Cuba in 2013, which the famous couple visited to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary
Texas Gov. Rick pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the abuse-of-power case against him, waiving a formal arraignment that had been scheduled for Friday and signaling again his readiness to fight a prosecution that he has decried as a "farce"
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban, granting a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia
Practice hatha yoga consistently for eight weeks and you're likely to think faster and better remember things, whereas just stretching and toning yielded no improvement, according to a new eight-week study of more than 100 adults with ages ranging from 55 to 79
Discovered in the town of Raymondville, about 50 miles north of the Mexican border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said "the local street value for the seized marijuana is estimated at $10 million"
Crystal will honor the late comedian and actor, who was found dead on Aug. 11, during the “In Memoriam” portion of the show on Aug. 25, with musical accompaniment by Sara Bareilles. Last year, Williams honored Jonathan Winters during the same Emmy segment
Benjamin Netanyahu made comments signaling that a protracted period of fighting could lie ahead, in a nationwide address Wednesday, a day after talks aimed at ending Israel's monthlong war against Hamas militants collapsed in failure
A new paper in Nature suggests Neanderthals went extinct over a period of between 2,600 and 5,400 years or so—twice as fast as anyone had thought. And yet they evidently coexisted with humans in Europe, though "spatially separated... like a mosaic"
Masters of Sex, based on the real lives of sex researchers and lovers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, has five Emmy nominations this year, including a best actress nomination for Lizzy Caplan, and averages about four million viewers per week across multiple platforms