July 1, 2013 In the first official update on Mandela's health since Thursday, the presidency also urged people to prepare for the beloved rights activist's birthday later this month.
July 1, 2013 The temperature in Death Valley — where the temperature reached 134 degrees in 1913, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth — hit 128 degrees Sunday. That mark set a record high for the month of June in the United States.
July 1, 2013 Allegations that the U.S. had spied on EU offices in Washington and New York emerged this weekend. European officials say the incident could endanger trade talks.
July 1, 2013 Edward Snowden's remarks mark the first time he's broken his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago. They come the same day Russian immigration officials say he applied for political asylum in the country.
July 1, 2013 As many as 400 firefighters, still mourning those lost, are now battling the massive Arizona wildfire. Since it began Friday, the Yarnell Hill Fire has grown to more than 8,000 acres, destroying an estimated 200 homes.
June 28, 2013 Last year's champion, Bradley Wiggins, is out; Chris Froome is in. There's also a changing of the guard for American riders, foremost among them Tejay van Garderen, 24, who won the white jersey as the Tour's best young rider last year.
June 28, 2013 After a circuit court removed a stay that had kept counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier, who were plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case, were at the front of the line to get their marriage license.
June 28, 2013 The former vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says that he did not betray the United States. Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has reportedly been named as a target of a federal leak investigation.
June 28, 2013 One of the people killed in Friday's clashes is an American citizen, Egyptian security officials say. Protests against President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have been building all week.
June 28, 2013 Before noon on Friday, temperatures in parts of southeastern California, Nevada and Arizona had already topped 100 degrees. The National Weather Service says nighttime lows may not dip below 90.
June 27, 2013 A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.
June 27, 2013 Analysts had predicted Cleveland might trade its No. 1 pick for a veteran presence, or pick Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. Instead, the Cavs chose Canadian Anthony Bennett, a forward from UNLV.
June 27, 2013 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says Jon Corzine failed to keep money that belonged to the brokerage's customers from unlawfully being used to cover MF Global's obligations.
June 27, 2013 In addition to putting millions of immigrants who illegally entered the United States on a path to citizenship, the bill includes measures that would punish employers who take advantage of immigrant workers, as well as provisions for border security. It remains to be seen how the immigration bill will be greeted in the House of Representatives.
June 27, 2013 NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with first-degree murder and weapons crimes Wednesday, will not be released on bail, the Fall River Superior Court has ruled. Hernandez, 23, was released by the New England Patriots within hours of his arrest yesterday.