Marathon talks in Belarus end in an agreement on halting the fighting from midnight Sunday in the eastern part of Ukraine, but hostilities continue today.
The president is asking for a three-year authority to fight the Islamic State, possibly passing on an active Middle Eastern conflict to the next administration.
Authorities are investigating whether hate or a parking dispute led to the fatal shootings of three Muslims near the University of North Carolina.
The reporter, whose career spanned five decades, was killed in a car accident in New York City. He was 73.
Vice President Joseph Biden, who will arrive in Iowa on an official White House trip, isn't organizing in key early voting states or setting up an exploratory committee.
A decade after the powerful Sunni premier was killed in a massive Beirut explosion, Lebanon is beset by frequent violence and sectarian tensions.
A collection of ancient Babylonian tablets on display at an Israeli museum is renewing the debate over showing artifacts that may have been looted in the region's turmoil.
Prosecutors had sought a significantly longer term for Francesco Schettino, who abandoned the Costa Concordia after it wrecked, killing 32.
The former Korean Air executive was found guilty of violating aviation law when she ordered the chief flight attendant on her flight from New York off the plane, forcing the aircraft to go back to its gate.
New Hampshire, with a rich alpine history, is the only state left that allows students to compete in the gravity-testing jumps.