Posted: 09/29/2013 - Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece, ahead of its journey across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23 games.
Posted: 09/29/2013 - NASA's newest delivery service pulled up at the International Space Station on Sunday after a week's delay, bringing more than a half-ton of meals and special treats to the astronauts who assisted in the high-flying feat.
Posted: 09/29/2013 - Iran's foreign minister says his country is willing to forgive the United States' history with Iran but will not decades of distrust between the two nations.
Posted: 09/29/2013 - BP's 86-day struggle to stop the flow of oil gushing from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico will be the focus of a trial scheduled to resume Monday in federal court.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - An emergency official in Nigeria says at least 42 people drowned and rescuers are searching for about 200 missing victims from a ferry that broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - After 279 years in print, Lloyd's List, the shipping industry's bible, is going fully digital.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - A French mountain climber stumbled upon a case of dozens of cut jewels, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars - believed to be debris from one of two Air India crashes decades ago, police said.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - Tea party senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are trying to influence the House debate over passing the federal budget before the government shuts down.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that calls for securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - Dramatic new video shows Kenyan Red Cross workers rushing to help the injured amid the danger and chaos of the Islamic extremist terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The United States and Iran took a dramatic step toward ending more than three decades of estrangement on Friday when President Barack Obama phoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and they agreed to work toward resolving the deep dispute over global suspicions that Tehran is trying to build a nuclear weapon.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Serbia's prime minister says a gay pride march scheduled in Belgrade on Saturday has been banned because of threats by right-wing groups against the participants.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - A spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie says he will appeal a state court ruling calling for gay marriage to be legalized.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government's borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - President Barack Obama says he's spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration will consider a recommendation next week that it ease restrictions on airline passengers' use of smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Staring at the specter of a partial government shutdown, Sen. John McCain says he's never seen anything like the harsh partisanship pervading much of Washington politics.
Posted: 09/26/2013 - Britain's U.N. ambassador says key powers have reached agreement on a resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
Posted: 09/26/2013 - Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
Posted: 09/26/2013 - Iran's foreign minister says his country and key world powers have agreed to try to fast-track negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear program to within a year.
Posted: 09/26/2013 - Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says the Senate Intelligence Committee is drafting legislation to limit the National Security Agency's access to U.S. phone and email data in an effort to win back public trust following disclosures about widespread domestic surveillance.