Posted: 02/06/2014 - Israel approved construction permits for more than 550 settlement units in East Jerusalem, officials said, escalating tensions with Palestinians amid negotiations.
Updated: 02/06/2014 - As one of the warmest cities in Russia -- a country with no shortage of snowy terrain -- Sochi seems an unusual place to host the Winter Olympics.
Updated: 02/06/2014 - A Kansas native will have a front-row seat at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.
Updated: 02/05/2014 - The United States is advising airlines with direct flights to Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, according to a law enforcement source.
Updated: 02/04/2014 - A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean says his faith in God kept him going through the ordeal. But there were times, he said, when he wanted to end it all.
Posted: 02/03/2014 - The "world's most wanted man" may be holed up in Russia, but Edward Snowden's story will soon be available -- as they say -- everywhere books are sold.
Posted: 02/03/2014 - - What better way for a travel website to usher in the year of the horse than with a list of equine-themed destinations?
Posted: 02/02/2014 - President Obama defended his choice to keep Kathleen Sebelius on as head of the Health and Human Services Department.
Posted: 02/02/2014 - Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival rebel group during an attack on the enemy faction.
Posted: 01/31/2014 - Iran and six world powers will hold talks about Iran's nuclear program on February 18 in Vienna, Austria, a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Friday.
Posted: 01/31/2014 - A first round of Syrian peace talks didn't go too well, and now the government delegation won't commit to a second round.
Updated: 01/30/2014 - It takes Dr Gernot Groomer three hours to put on the spacesuit he hopes will, one day, walk across the surface of Mars.
Updated: 01/30/2014 - An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night.
Posted: 01/27/2014 - The diminutive lunar explorer, known as Jade Rabbit, or "Yutu" in Chinese, was about halfway through a three-month mission to study the moon's crust when it suffered a potentially crippling breakdown.
Updated: 01/26/2014 - An activist for human rights in China, Xu Zhiyong is given prison time for forming a loose organization and disrupting order.
Posted: 01/26/2014 - Lives are at risk in Ukraine as protests against the government are becoming more widespread.
Posted: 01/25/2014 - Peace deliberations have finally began between Syrian rebels and the Damascus government. Although the first meeting was filled with stony silence, there is hope for the future.