Bob Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007 and his family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
The inspectors' final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing "clear and convincing evidence" that the weapons were used against civilians in Ghouta, near Damascus. Other cases were less clear.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Aviation Week says the classified surveillance drone, which is meant to replace the Cold War-era SR-71 Blackbird, has begun test flights at Area 51.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been a key figure in helping his nephew consolidate power after his father's death, was executed after being found guilty of treason.
Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
Suthep Thaugsuban says the supreme commanders of the army, navy, air force and police have agreed to meet him in a move likely to spark concerns of a possible coup.
The 16-year-old from a rich family got drunk and got behind the wheel of a pickup truck. There's been a lot of reaction to the news that he wasn't sentenced to prison, but will instead enter treatment and be on probation. Was his "affluenza" defense justified?
Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. He's the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal to be executed.
The communications agency's commissioners voted 3-2 to consider new rules allowing voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. But the head of the Department of Transportation says he's "concerned" by the prospect of such calls.
The giant cutter is designed to bore through rock and soil without a problem. But it has hit something that has brought work on a highway tunnel to a stop. Officials say it may take a couple weeks to figure out what's going on. Theories, anyone?
The decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to restore a colonial-era ban on homosexual acts has sparked outrage. One prominent commentator said the verdict shows "how liberal democracies can sometimes give rein to a regime of oppression and discrimination under the imprimatur of law."
Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.
California health officials say bottles of the popular condiment shouldn't be shipped right away so that any micro-organisms inside can be controlled. The producer has also been told to partially shut down its factory to keep smells from irritating neighbors. Will this lead to a "srirachapocalypse?"
See what happens when the Canadian airline makes passengers' wishes come true by surprising them with gifts at baggage claim. You just may tear up.
Also: Lila Perl died at 92; David Foster Wallace and grammar; NEA grants awarded.
Officials say it's difficult to account for shifts caused by factors related to the holidays and separate them from the trends more closely linked to the economy's underlying strengths and weaknesses.
Also: The sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial ceremony says he has schizophrenia; Kerry returns to Israel for more shuttle diplomacy; Yahoo email slowly returns to normal; and the smog is getting so bad in China pilots are ordered to learn how to land blind.
Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.
When runners barrel into catchers, the impact can send one or both to the injured list. Major League Baseball is moving to make it against the rules for a runner to intentionally "target" a catcher and for a catcher to block home plate.