The Germanwings passenger jet was traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, and president Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely.
Ashraf Ghani represents Obama's last, best hope to make good on his promise to end America's longest war before leaving office, but the time frame may be slower than first hoped.
As Islamic State militants get most of the attention with gruesome acts, the Nusra Front becomes a key player in the four-year civil war, compromising other rebel groups the West may try to work with.
The governor, in signing the bill, says the state needs a backup execution method in case a shortage of lethal drugs persists.
As Yemen descends into chaos and operations against militants are scaled back, an Islamic State offshoot finds a safe haven.
The battered economy brings back a medical practice rarely seen in developed countries since the 1970s: the radical mastectomy.
Finding a job near home is getting harder for millions of American workers. And commuting is especially tough on the poor, blacks and Hispanics.
Changing consumer habits, aggressive competition and increased pushback from its merchants are putting heavy pressure on American Express.
The actress and filmmaker says in an op-ed in The New York Times that a blood test showed a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which gave her an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
"Fifty years from now nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out," says the author of the best-selling series, "A Song of Ice and Fire."