The cruise ship goes down in a storm on China's Yangtze River with 458 people aboard. At least five people are confirmed dead as rescuers desperately work.
Iraq's prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to reconsider their campaign against Islamic State militants, after the group's recent gains, but Russia, Iran and Syria will not attend.
Lawmakers will decide the fate of a House bill that would end the NSA's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities.
An AP investigation finds that the FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone spying technology.
Some are still uncertain who should get their support in 2016, but the largesse born of their indecision has a notable exception: Rand Paul.
The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
A Grammy Award-winning American violinist performs a Brahms concerto which his dad was unable to complete more than 80 years ago due to anti-Semitic acts of the Nazi regime.
Millions of Americans at or near retirement age are straining to make housing payments due to a home-price collapse, recession and some calamitous decisions to turn houses into cash machines.
Twitter accounts, ranging from the one held by the White House to those of transgender advocates, quickly retweet Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover photo, most often with positive comments.
FIFA says the sum was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former chairman of the finance committee who died last year.