Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.
Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.
With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem -- minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks -- so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.
Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
Hospital charity-care costs plunge as the Affordable Care Act kicks in, but hospitals worry about the effect of cuts in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid.
Washington quarterback leads list of name players suffering injuries Sunday. He will have an MRI, but is expected to miss at least two months.
Brad Keselowski won the opening event of NASCAR’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which assures him of a berth in the second round.
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Beheadings of hostages overseas and a looming Scottish independence vote are raising questions about the fate of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government.
Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.