Iran test-launched its powerful Sajjil-2 missile on Wednesday. The Iranian missile has the range to reach Israel and parts of Europe and a drew a sharp response from the US and and other Western powers, who say it increases their doubts about the Islamic Republic's intentions and hardens their resolve on sanctions.
The recent seizure of an illegal weapons shipment from North Korea in Thailand was praised. But analysts wonder how many weapons shipments sneak through.
A budding historical preservation movement takes off in Hong Kong, where many residents are recent immigrants and half the population lives in subsidized public housing.
South Carolina's embattled governor, Mark Sanford, could yet face impeachment, but he got a lift this week when most ethics charges against him were dropped.
After decades on the US Endangered Species list, American brown pelicans have made a comeback.
A black candidate and a white candidate are facing off in Atlanta's mayoral runoff election Tuesday. But another bloc, gay voters, may well decide the outcome.
Four men said to be masterminds of a sophisticated hacking ring from Eastern Europe were indicted for a heist last November. The men hacked into a bank card system and transferred $9.4 million to conspirators in 280 cities worldwide.
The report card aims to highlight the sorts of innovations in education – such as an extended school day – that lead to better schools.
The Supreme Court on Monday takes up this fundamental question in patent law. The answer holds billion-dollar implications for the US economy.