US scientists are expected to say they can show that gravitational waves exist, ending a century-long search to prove one of Einstein's theories. Here are six reasons they're so important for understanding our universe.
One of the remaining occupiers said they would likely surrender as the armed standoff entered its 40th day. The four still in the national park have been indicted on charges of conspiring to obstruct federal officers.
During his victory speech in New Hampshire, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders asked supporters to donate to his campaign, causing his fundraising website to crash, and raising a quarter of a million dollars in an hour.
His second place in New Hampshire ahead of his better known rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio suddenly makes John Kasich the Republican establishment’s top contender. But Kasich has always had a game plan.
Argentine investigators have said they found human remains at a Mexican dump site but no sign of the missing students. Their findings cast further doubt on the government's official claims.
Senator Bernie Sanders has defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Meanwhile, billionaire businessman Donald Trump is the clear winner on the Republican side.
The US' top court has ruled to block enforcement of a plan to limit carbon emissions form power plants. The move effectively stalls Obama's strategy to combat climate change.
American Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a flight from Mexico to New York City after refusing to take off his turban during a security check, receiving numerous messages of support on social media.
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In the US primaries, many Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters agree on one thing. They think that only a political outsider can rescue the country's corrupt political system. Ines Pohl reports from New Hampshire.
The billionaire former mayor of New York City has said he's considering throwing his hat in the ring. Last month it was reported his advisors had drafted plans for his candidacy.
The increase in babies being born with impaired brain development has given a new dimension to the moral struggle over abortion in Brazil. Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes report from Recife and Rio de Janeiro.
Haitian President Michel Martelly gave a farewell speech and departed his office with no successor yet chosen. A constitutional crisis was narrowly avoided after a last-ditch agreement.
Hillary Clinton has the backing of many Democrats, but young voters are flocking to her socialist rival, Bernie Sanders. His call for a "political revolution" has struck a chord with America's millennial generation.
US Republican presidential hopefuls met in the state of New Hampshire on Saturday for the final debate before the primary. Senator Rubio drew several attacks from other candidates who alleged that he was inexperienced.
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