The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone to fight with Syrian rebels and returned home, new Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday.
Thousands of people angered by months of anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital are gathering at one of the protesters' barricades in a tense confrontation with demonstrators who have set up an extensive tent camp on the other side.
Montana's governor picked Lt. Gov. John Walsh on Friday to be interim U.S. senator, an appointment that could kick-start Walsh's election campaign as Democrats seek to keep the seat -- and control of the U.S. Senate -- in their hands.
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.
Syrian military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 15, as a truce broke down between government troops and opposition fighters in the central city of Homs and halted the entry of aid to areas besieged over a year, activists said.
Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.