U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast.
Nigerian Sunni jihadist group Boko Haram released about 190 captives, who returned to their community in the northeast state of Yobe between Friday and Saturday, while other people were still being held, local and state officials said.
Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman, who took the throne on Friday morning after the death of his brother Abdullah, is expected to continue OPEC's policy of keeping oil output steady...
For Republicans, the long road to the 2016 presidential election began in earnest on Saturday in Iowa when a group of potential candidates jockeyed for support among conservatives in the state that will hold the country's first nominating contest.
The New England Patriots said on Saturday they had followed "every rule to the letter" and accepted no blame for using footballs that were under inflated in their AFC championship...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State after a video surfaced claiming that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed.
By Andrew Both Reuters More than 100 million Americans are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl , but there are about 7 billion people in the rest of the...
A federal judge struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional on Friday, clearing the way for the conservative Southern state to become the 37th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal.
After a school-based prevention program, European teenagers were about half as likely to attempt suicide or to feel suicidal, a new study shows.
In a small new study, skipping the flu vaccine was associated with a higher risk for trouble with a sense of smell or taste.