Physicists have used the world's most powerful laser to zap diamonds. The results, they say, could tell us more about the cores of giant planets.
Chicago had cows, St. Louis has cakes and now London has benches that look like opened books.
Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given recent allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."
Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs.
The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger.
Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo due to budget problems. The Invertebrate Exhibit was shut down Sunday, less than a week after the closure was publicly announced.
Blemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.
The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday. But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.
At least two people are dead and 16 others are in critical condition after two large tornadoes hit northeast Nebraska, devastating the small town of Pilger and damaging other areas.
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.