BEIRUT -- Syrian authorities on Friday trumpeted the escape of dozens of soldiers trapped for weeks in a besieged hospital in a northern town even as al-Qaida-linked militants said they had overrun the entire area and ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- After months and years of fighting to stop her son from being circumcised, a West Boynton mother on Friday signed her consent for the procedure moments after a judge had again ordered her to remain...Read more
CANNES, France -- The history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping together of these tragedies, they're hardly as similar as we tend to believe.
In "Amy," a new ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took his case for nuclear talks with Iran to a local synagogue Friday where he promised he would not make a bad deal with the Islamic Republic in part because he wouldn't want to bear ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The State Department released 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails on Friday, the first in a batch of 50,000 messages at the center of a tug of war between congressional ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rival Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on Iran.
The duo, along with Georgia GOP Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, are demanding a ...Read more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking its U.S. suppliers to follow new guidelines on animal treatment and antibiotics, making it the latest in a string of companies to curb the use of antibiotics in animals.
The Bentonville, Ark...Read more
Daron Dylon Wint was a welder with a violent past who sometimes worked for American Iron Works. Savvas Savopoulos was the company CEO and head of a family that lived in a mansion in Woodley Park, a wealthy and especially ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
NEW YORK (UPI) -- The official dictionary for perennial board game Scrabble announced 6,500 new words, including "lolz," Facetime, emoji and ridic.
The Collins Official Scrabble Words, the official ...Read more
When a tabloid magazine published molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, the reality-show star turned conservative activist, he did not have many defenders. But one emerged on Friday afternoon in Mike Huckabee.
Same-sex marriage is one of the fastest-moving social issues in U.S. history, having become legal in state after state as Americans cheer it in ever-growing numbers. But one thing is slightly off-kilter: Americans seem to ...Read more
SACRAMENTO (UPI) -- An 11-year-old California boy graduated community college with three associate degrees only one year after he graduated from high school.
Tanishq Abraham, 11, of Sacramento, made national headlines and...Read more
BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -- A motorist filming while taunting an alligator with his truck learned a valuable lesson when the reptile ripped into the front of the vehicle.
The "Gator vs. Truck" video, posted to YouTube by ...Read more
REFUGIO STATE BEACH, Calif. -- The number of workers cleaning the coastline after the Santa Barbara County oil spill is expected to swell to more than 700 Friday as the response continues to ramp up, officials said.
LAS VEGAS -- Like loyal roadies scrambling about a stage, the staff at the Palm Mortuary west of the Strip rushed this week to ensure that B.B. King's last big public appearance comes off without a hitch.
They've cleaned ...Read more
PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of the American Theater Company, a highly respected and nationally accomplished director of new plays, the co-author of such potent works of documentary theater as "Columbinus" and "The ...Read more
CHICAGO -- On the one hand, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry says it wants its big new showcase for cutting-edge robotics to dispel fear about the soulless mechanized creatures rising up and taking the place of ...Read more
A little more than three months after the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars on Feb. 14, NBC is launching the new summer series "Aquarius." David Duchovny trades tracking aliens for chasing mass ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On May 10, Fox News released part of an interview that it had landed with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on its website. In the clip, anchor Megyn Kelly asked Bush whether, "knowing what we know now," he ...Read more
CANNES, France -- Movies about the Holocaust constitute a longstanding genre, with a wide range of filmmakers plumbing many angles and story lines in the 70 years since the atrocities came to an end.
So a first-time ...Read more