The White House backed legislation to strengthen journalists' rights to protect sources on Wednesday, amid a growing firestorm over the government's seizure of reporters' phone logs.
The death toll in Syria from the country's two-year civil war is at least 80,000, an increase of about 20,000 since the start of the year, the president of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, said today.
Four Indian Americans, including a physician and three co-owners of a health clinic from Chicago, have been charged with healthcare fraud estimated to be running into millions of dollars.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned "intolerable" behavior by tax agency staff after a watchdog investigation found they unfairly targeted conservative groups opposed to his administration.
An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors.
Britain and France have delayed a Syrian request for Islamist al-Nusra Front to be designated by the United Nations as a terrorist group because they want the militants to instead be listed as an alias of al Qaeda, diplomats said on Tuesday.
US lawmakers are preparing to press Bangladesh to improve factory conditions, urging the government to commit to thorough reforms to prevent new disasters, according to a letter seen on Tuesday.
The US justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
A professional US body of engineers has asked the Senators to reject any move to increase the number of H-1B visas, popular among Indian professionals, arguing that it has a damaging effect on American economy.
Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has resigned from her post.
Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, who blazed a trail decades ago in the emerging television genre of advice programming, died on Monday, her spokesman said.
A Pakistani human rights activist who founded an all-girls school said the Taliban was "more afraid of the books than bombs" as he and his 15-year-old daughter, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban late last year, were honored at the memorial for Oklahoma City bombing victims.
Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.
A US judge ruled today that accused movie theater shooter James Holmes could plead not guilty by insanity, but said he would not yet formally accept the change of plea.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit Boston today to learn more about the bombings there after a meeting with President Barack Obama aimed at helping broker a Syrian peace deal and spurring talks on an EU-US trade pact.