Lately, when Washington ratchets up the pressure on Moscow, Russia increases its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Some in Washington wonder if it's time to change the approach.
An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.
Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's one part art, one part agricultural marvel.
Rescuers have so far recovered only eight bodies since the landslide early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages.
No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when it voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, who unsuccessfully sought information about the drugs that would be used.
Fighting continues amid signs Israel is starting to scale back ground operation.
Dr. Kent Brantly became the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa. He arrived Saturday at Emory University Hospital, one of the nation's best hospitals.
After tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie, officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents not to drink from its water supply. More than 400,000 people are affected.
During Saturday's induction ceremony, the wide receiver caught a pass from former Buffalo Bills teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Jim Kelly on the stage at Fawcett Stadium.
Last week's violence in the western province is the deadliest unrest in months that authorities blame on ethnic separatists.
Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.
Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.
An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.
Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.
Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.
The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.
A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.
In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?