Here are six takeaways from the Syrian bombing campaign that President Obama launched Tuesday night, based in part on today's briefings by senior White House officials.
President Obama said Tuesday that the fight against the Islamic State "will take time" and he emphasized the importance of the international coalition that supported the first wave of U.S. airstrikes inside Syria.
The process of legalizing marijuana has made gradual progress in many nations, particularly in the United States, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said.
The White House's decision to slow attempts by U.S. corporations to dodge taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.
The Islamic State militant group released a threat against the U.S. and its allies and urged Muslims to take violent action against "disbelievers."
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King sparred Monday over schools, tax cuts and New Mexico's economic direction in the first of three planned face-offs between the two gubernatorial candidates.
Diplomats from Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, Morocco and Pakistan lead the way in unpaid parking tickets in New York City.
The Islamic State's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved or coordinated with Syria's government.
The Obama administration announced new rules Monday on so-called tax inversions, aiming to curb a spate of American companies shifting overseas in an attempt to dodge U.S. taxes.
While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is tending a growing business empire.
The House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants last week, but the go-ahead is good for less than three months.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case.
Perry's defense team asked a judge to excuse the governor from a hearing scheduled for Oct. 13 due to "long-standing plans to be in Europe" for an Oct. 12-19 tour to encourage foreign investment in Texas.