U.S. oil prices could sink to $50 a barrel at some point over the next two years, but Merrill analysts expect America's oil prices to still average about $90 a barrel over the same time period.
DNA testing is planned for remains of woman thought to be the model for the iconic painting. From that, Italian researchers hope to reconstruct the model's face. Former TV producer says he's sure that a portrait of Lisa Gherardini was commissioned.
North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.
President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.
The Defense Department reports a SEAL from Pennsylvania was slain in the rescue effort. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued, after being one of three abducted while returning from a rural clinic. Two local Afghan leaders say smugglers were responsible; ISAF blames the Taliban.
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Michael Christian says he's "gutted, shattered and heartbroken.." It's "gut-wrenching" that the prank apparently led to a nurse's suicide, caller Mel Greig said. The pair says the decision to air the recorded prank call was not theirs.
The U.N.'s top official says he's "angry" about innocents affected by the war. An opposition group reports 130 more dead, including 43 around Damascus. A rebel brigade calls the area around Damascus' airport a "military zone," while the prospect of government chemical weapon use has intensified the crisis.
The nurse who answered a hoax call to the hospital caring for Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital says. Prince William and Catherine are "deeply saddened" by the death, palace says.
Egypt's president didn't back off the edict he issued ahead of a constitutional referendum. Mohamed Morsy's words further enraged protesters on the streets of Cairo Thursday.
A fight to the death might seem a more plausible outcome as the carnage of the Syrian civil war approaches its second year. But the idea of asylum in a third country is an option that is also emerging in questions over Assad's fate.
The State Department declared Tuesday "Wildlife Conservation Day." Clinton instructed U.S. diplomats all over the world to raise awareness about the trafficking of wild animals.
Assistant referee Richard Nieuwenhuizen dies in a Dutch hospital following an attack after a soccer match, beaten up by three teen players. The trio were arrested at their Amsterdam home on Sunday, according to reports.
Typhooon Bopha hit the southern Phillipine island of Mindanao early Tuesday. The Philippine weather agency warns of flash floods, landslides and possible storm surge. The typhoon comes almost a year after a storm killed more than 1,200 people on Mindanao.