Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
Battalions of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday from a protest camp after moving against demonstrators overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim streets after weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich.
NASA is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station, a potentially serious but not life-threatening situation, officials said on Wednesday.
Students attending public universities in Florida can keep weapons in their cars while on campus, a state appeals court has ruled.
A six-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand, and the school is calling it sexual harassment.
A top aide of Republican Senator Lamar Alexander was arrested on Wednesday in connection with child pornography allegations, the U.S. Justice Department said.
A Philadelphia museum has the perfect holiday gift idea for the person who has everything, including a love of science and a dark sense of humor.
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business, exchanged banter with rival editor Piers Morgan at a dinner party in 2003 about hacking each others’ phone messages, a court heard on Thursday.
A Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk won't get any jail time after his defence argued he's a poor little rich kid and isn't responsible for his actions.