The people of Iceland selected a new president today — a vote that also ushered in a Canadian first lady.
A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75, officials said on Saturday, warning that more residents may be forced to flee the advancing flames.
A Somali police official says gunmen who stormed a hotel in the country's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage.
At least 26 people in West Virginia have died in some of the worst flooding to hit the state, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes.
The Russian sports minister says "up to 67 athletes" have applied to track and field's world governing body to be exempted from the ban on the Russian team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The Leave campaign deliberately stirred up anti-immigration anxieties to win the Brexit vote, researchers say.
Children under the age of six in Flint, Mich., had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to a CDC report released Friday.
At least 20 people in West Virginia have died in the U.S. state's worst flooding in more than a century, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes, government officials said on Friday.
Police say Daniel Stoltzfus and his wife "gifted" their 14-year-old daughter to a man after he helped them out financially — and apparently sent their nine younger daughters to live with the 51-year-old at his small home near Philadelphia.
The worst things about this referendum are its finality and the uncertainty, Andrew MacDougall writes.
More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.
The United Kingdom's historic vote to exit the European Union is dominating the conversation online as well as in global headlines.
As the results of Thursday's nail-biting Brexit vote came rolling in, some of the strongest reactions came from young people in the U.K.
In the classic British horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead, the hero, Shaun, when faced with a zombie apocalypse, hatches a brilliant plan.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Friday he will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
You could almost feel the hulking edifices that house the European Union’s main institutions in Brussels shrinking in on themselves as the news arrived with a grey dawn that one of their own, even if only reluctantly so, would be leaving after all — divorce papers to be delivered soon.
Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign by the fall and insists the British people's will must be respected after voters chose to leave the 28-nation European Union.
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Cleveland's regulations governing protests and marches during next month's Republican National Convention infringe on the right of free expression and he ordered the city and a civil rights organization to begin negotiating new rules.
Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died.
The British pound seesawed dramatically early Friday as the first results came in for Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, with increasingly mixed signals challenging earlier indications that "remain" had won a narrow victory.