The American dentist sought for killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has been cleared of all charges, as authorities announce his hunt had been legally authorized.
More than 100 British universities are finding positions for about 140 Syrian and Iraqi professors, who will return home when it is safe to do so. They will not be refugees but will have visas as visiting academics.
The three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic have recorded their first week with no new cases. But the world's good intentions can sometimes have an opposite effect.
Jason Rezaian wrote for the Washington Post, whose editor denounced his conviction, announced over the weekend, as an 'outrageous injustice.'
Saturday's twin bombings at a peace rally in Ankara were the worst terror attack in modern Turkish history. The government says the Islamic State is the likely culprit, but critics accuse the government of complicity.
The Supreme Court will hear a case regarding the 2,500 inmates in the US serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles. Jeanne Bishop lost her sister to one of them.
In the Democratic debate Tuesday, Hillary Clinton will go toe-to-toe against her top rival, Bernie Sanders. But her biggest challenge may be doubts about her character.
Experts are divided on whether Fiorina was a success or failure as CEO, but her tenure at HP may offer clues to her decisionmaking process and how she might lead.
Not for the first time, President Obama has said he believes the American people would reelect him to a third, theoretical term.
Georgia state authorities will erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Stone Mountain, the site of a Confederate memorial. The announcement reflects tensions over the Confederacy's place taking place across the South.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 12, 2015 weekly magazine.
A round-up of global commentary for Oct. 12, 2015 weekly magazine.
The Nobel Peace Prize went to four groups in Tunisia that prevented violence by mediating a political crisis with a message about individual dignity and equality.
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Russia’s bombing of Syria may push millions more Muslims to flee toward Europe, forcing the Continent to quell anti-Muslim bigotry and reinforce the concept of citizenship based on inclusivity.
A Princeton economist won a 'Nobel Prize' in 'Economic Sciences.' But it's not really a Nobel, and economics isn't really a science.
The price makes this the largest deal ever between two technology companies.
SunEdison, which had been on course to become the world's biggest renewable energy developer, is now fighting to reverse its stock price's nosedive and regain investor trust.
The diesel emissions scandal is going to be very, very expensive for Volkswagen. How expensive? We won't have final figures for months, if not years, but we can do a little back-of-the-envelope math.
Changes to how families fill out the FAFSA, along with new ways to decide what colleges are affordable, might help make the process of picking and paying for a college a little easier this year.
California has approved construction of larger tanks for orcas at SeaWorld's San Diego exhibit, but with the stipulation that the company cease breeding operations in the state.
The US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit granted a temporary stay against the Water of the United States rule on Friday.
Shoppers in England will be charged for every plastic bag they use in a bid to halt the damage being caused to the planet.
Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the settlement between the oil giant and the state of New Jersey.
The limits, introduced by the California Coastal Commission, may be a victory for animal-rights activists. But its critics aren't so sure.
The White House will not force tech companies to provide blanket back-door access to encrypted data, but law enforcement and intelligence agencies can still access emails and other private data with a warrant.
California passed a new law preventing the government from accessing citizens' digital records without a warrant, becoming the fourth state to do so since Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's data collection.
Tiny files called cookies can allow advertisers and even law enforcement officials to track what websites people visit. But negotiations to adopt a universal feature to prevent web tracking has been contentious, leading a group of lawmakers to step in.
While many issues divide Americans, technology innovation can improve the country with bipartisan support. Why don’t candidates run on it?
Driverless technology is still a mysterious technology – consumers are interested in it, but don't know a lot about it. Will Greece's driverless bus program educate and alleviate concerns?
In the US, between 20 and 31 million people's homes will be submerged by rising oceans, if global average temperatures rise by 6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study in PNAS.
The debate over a rare kingfisher's capture and death reveals rifts within the scientific community over long-term conservation versus individual animal welfare.
NASA scientists say that questions about the origin of water on Mars are among the many unsolved mysteries of the Red Planet.
Three decades after the world's worst nuclear disaster, the exclusion zone around the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has become a haven for wildlife.
Experts continue to research the parasitic fly Apocephalus borealis and to question its relationship to colony collapse disorder.
'Pan' takes place before the events of J.M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan' and tells the story of how the boy who wouldn't grow up traveled to Neverland, gained the ability to fly, and other aspects of the story. It stars Levi Miller and Hugh Jackman as the pirate Blackbeard.
'Jobs' was adapted by Sorkin from the biography of the same name by Walter Isaacson. The film stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, one of Jobs' co-workers.
'Pan' stars Levi Miller in the title role and is a prequel to the story we know, with Peter arriving in Neverland for the first time, learning to fly, and facing off with the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman).
Plain and simple, this is a stack of healthy wholeness topped with delicious berry compote.
Release dates for upcoming Pixar sequels such as 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Toy Story 4' were recently announced. Pixar's newest movie, 'Inside Out,' became one of the smash hits of this past summer.
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The latest novel from the author of 'The Sisters Brothers' tells the story of an enigmatic Baron in a language all its own.
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich's cannon chronicles life during and after the Soviet Union.
In Rushdie's murky new novel, characters from two worlds – the mundane and human and the supernatural – set off an era of chaos that lead to the end of religion and its most destructive side effects.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. Her first novel, "The Unwomanly Face of the War," published in 1985 and about the untold stories of women who had fought against Nazi Germany.
Patterson says he got the idea of offering holiday bonuses from applications he receives for bookstore grants.