A pair of sandals, a shawl and a drinking cup that were used by the Indian independence leader are among the objects going under the hammer in the U.K.
A Guatemalan court says because of a legal dispute, part of the genocide trial must start over for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. His 80-year prison term was thrown out, and human rights activists are furious.
Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe have become the faces of pushback on federal emergency spending. Now the deadly and devastating tornado in their home state has put them in an awkward position.
A rare piece of America's military history was located this spring, when dolphins from the Navy's Marine Mammal Program located an unusual artifact: a torpedo from the 19th century. Discovered during a training exercise in the ocean near San Diego, the torpedo will eventually make its way to a museum.
The government has argued that the classified images could spark violence against Americans abroad.
People who use Airbnb, the web company that pairs travelers with residents who rent out their homes on a short-term basis, are breaking New York City's laws, according to an administrative law judge. The vacation rental business was found to run afoul of the city's occupancy code.
Trenda Purcell searched for her 8-year-old son Kamden after Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. When she found him, their reunion was emotional. The Oklahoman was there to capture the moment.
Some shareholders said splitting the roles would lead to better governance. The proposal received only 32 percent of the vote.
The warning is issued by forecasters in the deadliest of situations. It was first used during a storm eerily similar to Monday's. It was 1999 and the Norman, Okla., office foretold a twister that left 46 people dead and injured 800.
Rebellious athletes, drained budgets, dysfunctional management and a string of embarrassing scandals. Persistent turmoil at U.S. Speedskating threatened American success at the looming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. So USS has undergone a major reorganization.
Under Douglas Shulman's watch, IRS personnel singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. That, he conceded Tuesday, has "justifiably led to questions" about the tax agency's motivation.
In a stroke of luck that added a rare bright spot to what has been a sad story of widespread devastation and loss of life, Moore, Okla., resident Barbara Garcia was reunited with her dog in dramatic fashion — during an interview with CBS.
Residents of Moore, Okla., are searching for survivors and coming to terms with a massive tornado that left dozens of people dead and injured more than 200 others Monday afternoon. As aid and recovery groups search for victims and try to reunite loved ones, they're also seeking donations and coordinating housing.
Also: Israel and Syria exchange fire over border; new Congolese fighting threatens a tenuous ceasefire; Los Angeles votes for a new mayor today; and Russia charges that voting for the Eurovision song contest was rigged.
Also: the legacy of Kierkegaard; the creator of Lyle Crocodile has died; Aussie airliner Qantas commissions flight-length books.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and outgoing acting Commissioner Steven Miller are being grilled. The IRS is under fire because some conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status were given extra scrutiny in recent years. An inspector general has called the actions "inappropriate."
As it roared through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, packing winds of up to 200 mph, the twister flattened buildings. Searchers continue to look for survivors and those who were killed.
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said the tech giant claimed that three key offshore companies were not tax residents of Ireland or the U.S. One of those subsidiaries paid no taxes for the past five years while it reported income totaling $30 billion.
Twitter captures firsthand accounts and reaction from the massive tornado that swept through central Oklahoma.