Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff championship game against Oregon by beating Alabama 42-35. Earlier, Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20.
Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday at the age of 82, news sources report.
Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.
Gay and lesbian couples in Florida are waiting to hear whether Jan. 6 will be the day they can get start getting married. It's a battle gay marriage advocates thought they'd already won, but continues to be mired in legal wrangling.
Tom Wheeler is a former cable TV lobbyist and the president's appointee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Charges of abuse against high profile players and the leagues response to those charges angered many. We look at how the league is working to restore its tarnished brand.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Brazil Institute's Paulo Sotero about Dilma Rousseff. Her first term was defined by protests, World Cup backlash, an economic crisis and Petrobras corruption scandal.
Who needs eggs? Scientists have discovered an unusual frog species that gives birth to live tadpoles.
While some Americans worried that Ebola would spread around the U.S., a new mosquito-borne virus flew right in. It sickened more than 2,000 Americans and nearly a million people across the Caribbean.
There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer about the faculty firings at UNC-Chapel Hill following a massive cheating scandal involving athletes taking fake courses and passing in order to maintain eligibility.
In California, a law defines when "yes" means "yes" in an effort to reduce sexual assaults on college campuses. And in New York, residents are now required to recycle old electronics.
The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.
Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The interview was wide-ranging and nuanced. Obama touched on topics ranging from Iran to his view of race relations in the country to the new political reality of a Legislature controlled by the GOP.
During a New Year's address, Kim said he would talk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye if the "atmosphere and environment are right."
The country's aging and shrinking population have been issues of concern and could have severe economic consequences.
Authorities returned the remains of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid to her family in a ceremony in Indonesia. It was the first of many more to come.
The city already known for its extravagance upped the ante by lighting up the world's tallest building with a Guinness-breaking 70,000 LED bulbs.