On Thursday, a Southern California man ended his 55-day fast protesting the Armenian genocide that took place 100 years ago.
A volcano erupted without warning in Japan on Friday morning, causing the government to order all 140 residents of the Kuchinoerabu island to evacuate.
Military veterans who were illegally charged too much interest on their student loans will receive anywhere from $10 to $100,000 in refunds.
It’s a T-I-E: For the second year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned two champions. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, battled it out through 20 rounds Thursday night, with Shivashankar tackling words like "thamakau," "hippocrepiform" and "scherenschnitte" and Venkatachalam taking on "pipsissewa," "pyrrhyloxia," and "sprachgefühl." It all came down to "nunatak" — after Venkatachalam spelled it correctly, the pair were named co-champions, with each one walking away with $35,000, a $2,500 U.S.
Experts believe that there could be a simple explanation behind the Department of Defense inadvertently sending out live anthrax samples.
Police in Arizona are preparing for a "Draw Muhammad" contest and rally planned for Friday outside of a Phoenix mosque.
Temperatures are rising in Boston, but it's not enough to melt the piles of snow that still dot the landscape.
The amusement park rides, elephants, and Bubbles are all gone, but Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, now on the market for $100 million, still has plenty of extras, including a railroad station and tracks, a 50-seat movie theater with a private viewing balcony perfect for dangling your baby over, and a massive clock made of flowers.
A groups of researchers would like to find out if Ecstasy could help adults with autism deal with social anxiety.
Researchers who analyzed data on 28 different types of cancer in 188 countries from 1990 to 2013 have found that worldwide, a greater percentage of deaths are now caused by cancer.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly avoiding a requirement to report large cash withdrawals from banks and lying to the FBI, Bloomberg reports.
Aurora movie theater gunman James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane in July 2012 when he killed 12 people, psychiatrist William Reid testified Thursday, The Denver Post reports.
A new study from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management found that, at least by social media standards, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are leading the 2016 presidential race.
Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the "Hope" poster for President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, told Esquire he doesn't have much, well, hope for Obama anymore.
Trevor Noah won't take over the anchor chair for The Daily Show until fall — but that doesn't mean he isn't eager to give it a spin first.
A team of Swiss scientists has finally discovered the answer to a mystery close to their hearts: the reason Swiss cheese has holes.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke publicly about the organization's corruption scandal for the first time at the organization's annual congress in Zurich on Thursday, the New York Times reports.
The Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Daily Item issued an apology Thursday for printing a letter to the editor that called for President Obama's execution on Memorial Day.
It's only May, but this year's wannabe Oscar contenders are already jockeying for buzz. The first trailer for Edward Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice — a biopic of chess legend Bobby Fischer — shows off star Tobey Maguire in a trailer that recalls last year's Best Picture nominee The Imitation Game: Pawn Sacrifice focuses on Fischer's legendary 1972 match against Boris Spassky — arguably the most famous game in chess history.
Ben & Jerry's wants ice cream lovers to know their dessert isn't the only thing in danger of melting.