With a robust independent streak in state politics, Maine has elected a governor that won a majority of the vote only twice in the last 40 years. A third-party candidate may be about to help unpopular Gov. Paul LePage (R) win a second term.
On Sunday, a crowd of people left early during a rally for Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, which featured President Obama. Is this a sign of how unpopular Mr. Obama has become? Maybe not.
The battle for the ethnic-Kurdish city of Kobane on the Turkish-Syria border could see Iraqi Kurds join the fray in greater numbers after Turkey's decision, a reversal of its previous policy.
The hurricane is on track to hit the island as a Category 3 storm Friday night. Forecasters expect heavy winds and significant flooding.
Islamic State militants and supporters are close at hand, but so too are Shiite fighters defending their homes and family.
Farmers in one of the world's least-developed countries are restoring degraded land using innovative techniques to conserve water and soil.
A visit to a poor Thai village alarmed Mr. Akio. Now his Japan-based charity EDF-International helps thousands of children across Southeast Asia.
Over the past decade Libby Weir has adopted a struggling family in South Africa and built them a new home, established vegetable gardens, created a school library, run school vacation activities, and sponsored educational programs for adults.
French production company La Machine's latest creation 'the Long Ma' or Dragon Horse spews fire onto a ring of fire during a performance in Beijing. The performance, which attended by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, mark the climax of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Sino-Fr...