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Four failed attempts and years of effort paid off Friday, as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster re-entered Earth's atmosphere and lowered itself vertically onto a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean -- the company's first successful landing at sea.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert committed bank fraud in order to pay hush money to a man whom he sexually abused when the victim was a 14-year-old wrestler on a team Hastert coached, federal prosecutors said in a court filing…
A court in Saudi Arabia has handed down a guilty verdict in the case of a professed atheist accused of posting hundreds of tweets denying God's existence and criticizing religion. His sentence: a decade in prison, a fine and a…
Relative calm prevailed in parts of Syria as most fighting between government forces and rebel groups stopped and Russia halted airstrikes on Saturday, the first day of a fragile cessation of hostilities.
The pileup, which involved 50 or more vehicles, including roughly a dozen tractor-trailers, happened around 9:30 Saturday morning, and it was likely caused in part by the extreme winter weather that has hit much of the northeastern United States.
Flags flew at half staff Friday in the Italian town of Fiumicello, where hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo early this month.
November’s wave of deadly terror attacks — including major incidents in Beirut, Paris, Nigeria and Mali — represented a new stage in the evolution of the Islamic State terrorist group, which many experts previously insisted was mostly focused on establishing…
Police in France are asking the public for help in identifying a man they say was involved in the Nov. 13 assault on the national stadium in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris.
As French President François Hollande tightened security across France, promising "merciless" retribution for the series of coordinated terror in Paris Friday night, world leaders reacted with expressions of solidarity as well as increased vigilance in their own countries.
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