At least 10 people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a grenade attack at an orphanage in a primarily Christian region in northern Burma on Sunday.
The Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership went before the 15 member United Nations Security Council Friday despite a report by the admissions committee that said there was not sufficient support to approve the request.
Baby Lisa Irwin’s first birthday was marked by controversy as police denied calling the girl’s parents suspects as alleged by the family’s attorney at a press conference Friday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States is ready to become a partner with Burma if the Asian country takes steps to reform.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he supports Penn State’s decision to fire head coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal rocking the college campus.
Kim Kardashian’s 72-day wedding and subsequent divorce proceedings from Kris Humphries is turning into a marketing campaign as Kardashian uses the breakup in a trailer for the latest season of her "Kourtney & Kim Take New York” show.
Ashton Kutcher handed over the reins to his Twitter account after a recent tweet on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal created a backlash from the celebrity’s followers.
Livia Satterfield spent her 12th birthday in an orphanage in Galati, Romania, one she had called home since the age of two.
Hundreds of volunteers from across the country descended on New York City Friday in an effort to pack more than 5,000 shoe boxes with small Christmas gifts to send to some of the worlds neediest children.
Country music stars poked fun at Kim Kardashian by singing an ode to Kardashian’s divorce, and putting in some digs aimed toward the Justin Bieber baby scandal, at “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday.
Mexican authorities discovered the body of a blogger who was brutally slain by drug cartels in an apparent ratcheting up of their campaign against members of the media that now is targeting bloggers and other social media users.
Thai officials sent caravans carrying fresh water to weary residents in Bangkok coping with unsanitary conditions, as flood-soaked neighborhoods remained filled with mounds of uncollected trash and no electricity or running water.
Consumer confidence fell to the lowest levels since the September 2001 attacks on the United States as the flooding in Thailand caused worldwide shortages on food and electronics parts, sending prices on products soaring in its wake.
Alaska residents fled the coastal areas Wednesday as the largest storm to hit the state in 40 years slammed communities with hurricane-force winds, heavy snows and torrential downpours.
Walmart plans to open its doors and start sales even earlier this Black Friday, with some deals starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Comedian Bill Maher suggested Republicans nominate Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for president because he is a devout Christian, marking a consistent pattern of faith-based jabs aimed at the evangelical athlete.
Walmart officials confirmed the company is exploring ways it can expand into the health care industry and offer a range of services that include basic preventive care and management of chronic conditions.
Police in Washington state strongly suspect foul play in the disappearance of missing 2-year-old Sky Metalwala after only the boy’s mother and 4-year-old sister admitted seeing the child in the last two weeks.
The Federal Communications Commission announced a plan Wednesday to provide reduced-priced broadband access and discounted computers to nearly 100 million Americans who are not connected to the Internet.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is retiring at the end of the season.
Ohio residents voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state’s law limiting collective bargaining and other union tactics.
Moments after Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his resignation Tuesday, stocks in the United States made an afternoon rally and ended the day higher than expected, according to reports.
The 15-member nations of the United Nations Security Council could not reach a consensus on Palestine’s application for U.N. membership, according to a draft report released Tuesday.
A Russian Orthodox Church-backed move to tighten abortion legislation in Russia stirred up resistance from women’s rights groups supported by government officials in the country.
President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation, including the minimum coverage requirement, was ruled constitutional Tuesday by a United States appeals court Tuesday.