Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film Alexander before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to The Bangkok Post.
Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs.
The White House said it's asking Congress for $3.7 billion to address the humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico.
It might be the oldest tree in Britain. A yew tree that sprawls over a churchyard in Wales is more than 5,000 years old, according to experts.
Legal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.
Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk before taking part in peace talks. Rebels in the city are reportedly preparing to resist Ukraine's forces.
A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.
More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have reportedly escaped to freedom, after their captors left for a raid.
The Pentagon has grounded all of its F-35s while it investigates the cause of a fire last month involving one of the jets.
Facebook's No. 2 executive apologized on Wednesday over an experiment that manipulated the news feeds of more than 600,000 users.