At least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a UN agency says, announcing its tally of people who are seeking refuge or asylum, or who are internally displaced.
Chile beat Spain, 2-0, in group play Wednesday, knocking the defending champs out of soccer's World Cup. Both goals came in the first half.
A Georgia inmate convicted of rape and murder has become the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma.
Kenya is mourning the death of one of its legendary elephants. Satao was known as a tusker, one of the few remaining elephants whose tusks are so big they almost touch the ground.
Hundreds of activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding reforms to the country's gun policies.
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, fresh from a stunning primary upset at the hands of a Tea Party rival, said today that he would vacate his leadership post by the end of July to make room for a successor.
Few saw the historic collapse coming, although the final tally shows Brat won handily, with 56 percent of the vote to Cantor's 44 percent.
Just hours after another school shooting left two dead and one injured, President Obama was asked what he's going to do about these kinds of incidents.
Five U.S. service members died in southern Afghanistan in a possible case of friendly fire. Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position.