The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.
The core issue is how to determine a clean "official act" from a corrupt one, and where the line is. Oral arguments underscored how difficult it is to come up with a workable standard.
The president's announcement, set to be delivered Monday in Germany, will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in the country to as many as 300.
Hour by hour, chances dwindle that rescue workers will be able to save those who may be trapped in the ruins of the catastrophic quake that struck on Saturday. Noisy generators add to the challenge.
The astrophysicist is part of a team that wants to send postage-stamp-size probes to our closest star system, Alpha Centauri. But can they get the right permits?
With the team's win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, the Warriors finished the regular season 73-9, a game better than the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls.
As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Astronomers have found about 2,000 planets beyond our solar system. Now, some scientists are expanding the search to look for distant moons, too, in the hunt for signs of life.
Following Hillary Clinton's vow to fight BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions), Speaker Paul Ryan calls BDS "ridiculous shenanigan" and anti-Semitic to boot, on a trip to Israel. He sure looks like he's running for President!
A lawsuit claims that Led Zeppelin perpetrated a "falsification of Rock n' Roll History." A federal judge dismissed that part of the plaintiff's case.
Child "suicide bombings" by the Nigeria-based militant group have risen from four in 2014 to 44 last year, the U.N. program says. Most of the children were girls.
Three players made history, teaming up to record three aces on a single hole on the same day for the first time ever at the Masters.
The front page of the paper's opinion section has fake stories about a market crash, the beginning of mass deportations and U.S. military refusing orders from its civilian leadership.
Last year, a string of attacks killed secular bloggers in Bangladesh. Now 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad, an outspoken atheist, has been killed reportedly by several unidentified assailants.
The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.
European media are reporting that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is resigning his post — but not his role as the head of his political party — after he and his wife were implicated by the leaked data.
New guidance released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development warns landlords that they may be breaking the law by turning down tenants based on their criminal records.
Syrian soldiers took the ancient city back from ISIS last week. A mass grave with the bodies of 40 people, 23 of them women and children, was found in the area, according to Syrian media.