Venezuela's government began to evacuate a famous "vertical slum" in Caracas Tuesday, bringing an end to a self-made community that became famous for its apocalyptic image, symbolic overtones and appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.
The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.
A bill that would require transparency by nonprofit groups related to federal elections met with united opposition from Republicans Wednesday, at the first Senate hearing on what its supporters call the Disclose Act.
Another U.S. execution has gone awry, as Arizona officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood to death today instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour after the mix of lethal injection drugs was administered, Wood's attorney says.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel. With that, here's what you need to know as the conflict in Gaza goes into day 17:
Fires are still raging in Washington state, where officials hope rain might help them contain the large fires — but there's also a chance that heavy rainfall could trigger flooding and mudslides.
A top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.
Flowers may grow so incredibly high, as the Beatles once sang, but trees — not so much.
In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill on Wednesday as the remains of some of the victims who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine came home.
The recall includes Wal-Mart and Costco stores in Alaska.