The United States pushes for greater access to distribute humanitarian aid to Syrians displaced by the fighting.
The Boy Scouts of America says it needs more time to review whether or not to end a controversial ban on gay members.
Violent video games have become part of the debate over gun control in the United States.
The horrific nightclub fire in Brazil's Santa Maria has led to a public outcry - but will it amount to anything?
The upcoming Senate hearing is the first in what is expected to be a long and arduous process as the gun control
Top US diplomat ends four-year tenure, handing over reins to Senator John Kerry.
John Kiriakou, who is accused of leaking names of other covert operatives to media, sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Eight Republican and Democratic senators unveil new immigration plan.
As shell-shocked residents attend a series of funerals, the focus is now shifting to a barrage of police investigations.
A new study shows how cities alter the weather for thousands of kilometers downwind.
President Hugo Chavez appears to be well enough to resume treatment for his extremely aggressive cancer, minister says.