Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a "catastrophic failure." It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry?
A North Carolina man was involved in a car accident and was pinned under his vehicle for 17 hours before being rescued.
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
New York is famous for its singular residents: Loudmouthed taxi drivers. Hirsute Brooklyn hipsters. Upper East Side patrons of the arts.
In honor of Halloween, J.K. Rowling is delving into the back story of one of "Harry Potter's" more twisted Hogwarts professors.
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Starbucks has adopted a dress code policy which says baristas cannot wear watches, bracelets or even engagement rings.
Scratching does makes you itch more, and other nuggets
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Democrats are heading into next week's election facing tough odds and their chances depend almost entirely on whether they're successful in encouraging women and African-Americans to vote.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
Mark your calendars: The midterm elections aren't yet been decided, but there's already a date scheduled for a 2016 presidential debate.