Governments "must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power," Amnesty International says in its human rights report for 2014.
Alaska's voter initiative making marijuana legal takes effect Tuesday, placing Alaska alongside Colorado and Washington as the three U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal.
This comes after the group that sets technical standards changed its mind about skin tones. As we reported, the Unicode Consortium announced back in November that it was going to allow more variety.
For more than 500 million years, sea creatures have been getting bigger — much bigger as it turns out, according to a study by scientists who say that the evolutionary trend toward larger body size fits with a 19th-century principle known as Cope's rule.
A new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.
Two Austin women became the first gay couple to legally marry in the state of Texas on Thursday.
Thanks to contract disputes between the shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers. About 50 cargo ships are anchored offshore, waiting to be unloaded.
"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie and all of us — regardless of our faith — have a responsibility to reject it," President Obama said Thursday, at a summit on defusing violent extremism.
Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it will create bank notes with tactile features to help visually impaired people tell the difference between denominations.