North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.
The price of oil could fall as low as $60 following a meeting of OPEC ministers in Vienna that starts Thursday.
This year, paleontologists unearthed skeletons of two titanosaurs, the biggest dinosaurs ever found; spinosaurus, the first semi-aquatic dinosaur; the first feathered plant-eating dinosaur, and many more.
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted on Monday had been shot and then intentionally set on fire.
Cricket Australia said early Thursday batsman Phillip Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital.
A blast of rain and snow along the U.S. East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, as Environment Canada issued numerous warnings for the Alantic provinces about the same storm system.
Uruguay could start selling marijuana in pharmacies in March, the head of the National Drugs Board said on Wednesday, although the government had initially been aiming for year-end.
An experimental Ebola vaccine developed in the U.S. appears to be safe and promising in an early clinical trial, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise on Tuesday.
A researcher from England has discovered two new dinosaur species after studying fossils that have been sitting in a Canadian museum for more than 75 years.
The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by the end of Nov.
Excess body weight caused about 481,000 new cancer cases in 2012, according to a new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization.
A frozen woolly mammoth found with a pool of liquid blood last year in Siberia has been given an autopsy, providing blood and tissue samples that may be used to clone the extinct ancient animal.
Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task.
The Purple One has stunned fans by suddenly killing his Twitter and Facebook accounts, and pulling most videos from YouTube.
Five children were killed after their Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials say.
A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.
Cleveland police plan to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.
Missouri militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old., a case that has inflamed racial tensions in