Rebel advances in the Donetsk region are forcing evacuations, including in Debaltseve.
Improved explosive devices, or IEDs, are proving a difficult weapon to overcome for Iraq's Kurds, much as they were for US forces in the country after 2003.
Sergio Mattarella is a justice of the Constitutional Court; the choice of the coalition government, he is widely respected.
Serena Williams clinched her 19th grand slam title on Saturday with a 6-3 7-6 (5) victory over Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Drug dealers or not, Australian Prime Minister Abbot says the death penalty is 'barbaric.' Indonesians say the louder that Aussies protest the more likely the two men will face the firing squad.
Tiger Woods shot 82 and missed the cut at the Phoenix Open. Instead of going to the Super Bowl on Sunday, he flew home to Florida on Friday.
First Lady Michelle Obama lauded the film for its portrayal of the 'complex journey' that veterans and their families experience.
An American and Russian flew a helium-filled balloon from Japan to the coast of Mexico, landing early Saturday after a nearly 7,000-mile-long trip.
Many large donors had been waiting to commit until they heard whether or not Mitt Romney was going to make a third run for president. Now that he's declared he will sit 2016 out, potential candidates are scrambling to get donors committed.
An American and Russian have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history. They hope to land today in the US.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes calls for greater involvement of Japan in Arab countries, free and fair elections in Ethiopia, living with diverse beliefs, press coverage and US-France relations after the attack at Charlie Hebdo.
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 2, 2015 weekly magazine
Global surveys show rising distrust of traditional democracy, and many institutions. Yet other indicators suggest young people want different types of civic engagement. The media must probe beyond the politics of conflict.
China has launched a campaign for nonsmokers and against nicotine addiction. Despite a lack of enforcement of current smoking bans and the government's addiction to tobacco revenue, China might become a model for other countries.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes calling Muslim world to act on growth of terrorism, the acceptable boundaries falling under freedom of expression, Boko Haram's massacre going unnoticed in the international world, strengthening of China-Latin America ties and disregard of religious diversity in Ireland.
The airbag recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made from 2002 to 2004
Super Bowl commercials are hot properties, but eating and watching sports – the two main Super Bowl activities – can reduce viewers' susceptibility to advertising, according to studies. So are companies shelling out millions for Super Bowl airtime really getting their money's worth?
The Tesla Model S P85D is already the quickest production sedan in the world, but Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that a software update for the P85D is in the works, and that it will improve acceleration times.
Shake Shack stock spiked more than 130 percent in its trading debut Friday after pricing at $21 per share. Restaurateur Danny Meyer started Shake Shack, which debuted under the ticker symbol 'SHAK,' in 2001 out of a hot dog cart in a New York City park.
Pandora and Spotify are both music streaming services, but that's about where their similarities end. Whether you’ll prefer Pandora or Spotify depends on whether you want to discover new music or listen to old favorites, and on which service has the artists you want.
A new NASA satellite was launched Saturday to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers get ready for drought conditions.
Like any event its size, the Super Bowl requires a huge amount of power. But with LED lights, energy-efficient stadiums, and renewables, the National Football League is trying to rein in its carbon footprint.
The recent fall in oil prices may be dramatic, but don't count on oil staying cheap forever, says Adam Sieminski, head of the US Energy Information Administration. Predicting exactly where prices will go from here is not unlike trying to predict the weather, Mr. Sieminski said at a Monitor event.
As blizzard conditions bear down on the Northeast, Marty Durbin, President and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance, offers a look at the shale gas revolution that is transforming the US economy, enabling record emissions reductions and fueling our nation’s emergence as the world’s leading producer of natural gas.
Saudi Arabia's new king pledges no change in oil policy; Republicans and Democrats vote on climate change; Germany's Energiewende has a big year. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
Google Now can now use data from apps such as Pandora, The Economist, and eBay to answer users' questions before they even ask them. Google Now doesn't share user data with third-party apps, but it can use your location to predict what information you'll want to see.
Privacy experts pushed Verizon Wireless to suspend its required use of 'supercookies' – automatically regenerating data tracking cookies that create advertising profiles of its customers.
The Bloodhound car could accelerate to 1,000 m.p.h. in the 'ultimate test drive.' The car is so fast that even the lower-speed test drives could possibly break the current land-speed record.
Telecoms (and even a few private equity firms) aggressively bid for a host of newly released short-range wireless spectrum from the FCC. But the competition is just getting started.
The FCC announces that it will only consider Internet connections with download speeds of 25 megabits per second or faster as high-speed broadband.
Last years blockbuster discovery of gravitational waves turned out to be too good to be true: New data indicates that half of the signal detected by the Antarctica-based telescope was caused by interstellar dust.
The Pew Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences found wide opinion gaps on a number of issues relating to science and technology, from climate change to animal research to evolution.
Experiments with chicks show that the animals appear to count upward from left to right, just like humans do.
Cassiopeia A, a supernova that exploded 340 years ago, seems to a bubbly interior, and scientists now think they know why.
Americans hold science in high regard, but perceive risks and scientific theories very differently from scientists, a new study finds. The public is much more skeptical about the safety of genetically modified foods and pesticides than scientists.
A slow start to her culinary endeavors and a near kitchen disaster offers one mom a perfect illustration of the challenges of parenting.
Super fans of both the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be dressed to the nines for the Super Bowl Sunday. And one website wants fans to vote for their favorite.
'Almanac' centers on teenagers who invent a time travel apparatus. The movie has some good ideas but the found-footage genre wore out its welcome long ago.
The popular blog Humans of New York has donated $1 million to help Brooklyn students pay for a visit to Harvard and scholarships. How can a one-off donation make a lasting impact?
A rescued Rottweiler named Brutus refuses to leave his brother's side after he died in the night. Are dogs truly capable of emotion?
A Christian Science perspective: A response to recent election results in Greece.
Bill O'Reilly is reportedly executive-producing a series about Old West outlaws and famous figures and is penning the introduction to a book that goes along with the TV show.
'Order' is the second in a planned seven-part fantasy series by Shannon.
A cache of letters reveals that a family’s escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete.
The same Alien Enemies Act that today allows the US to hold prisoners at Guantánamo Bay also allowed FDR to hold German- and Italian-American families during World War II, says author Jan Jarboe Russell.
Historian Lucy Worsley tracks the evolution of Britain's mystery obsession.