Frida Ghitis says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has purged his uncle from power and memory, a lesson learned from Saddam Hussein, the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
Ira Helfand says there are some 17,000 existing nuclear warheads, an existential threat that is ignored, even though a limited nuclear war would be devastating, unleashing a global famine and chaos
As adaptive use becomes more popular, property owners are transforming churches into homes, offices, even clubs.
Two Indianapolis brothers have been charged in the slaying of an Iraq war veteran who was trying to purchase an iPad through Craigslist, the Marion County prosecutor's office said.
Scientists have reconstructed a nearly complete mitochondrial genome of an ancient humanlike species.
Author and trainer Drew Manning talks about his dramatic weight gain and loss in a year to relate to his clients.
How up-to-date is your knowledge of the state of the world? Take Gapminder's quiz and see how you and your preconceptions compare to your fellow earthlings. And can you do better than a chimpanzee?
Most people are yet to learn about the progress most countries have made in recent decades. The reason media and schools have failed to communicate a fact-based world view is probably due to the continuous use of the outdated concept of a "Developing World." A mindset upgrade with a division of countries into more than two groups is long overdue.
Paul Walker's new film -- one of the last he completed -- was going to start a new chapter for the "Fast and Furious" actor, says its director.
A police officer has been acquitted after video surfaced showing him throwing a dog into a suspect's car.
Actress Eleanor Parker, nominated for three Oscars and known for her "Sound of Music" role, died Monday at 91, her family said.
Two boys, 17, are charged with allowing a friend to drive drunk. The girl, 17, died last July after her car hit a tree.
Country Superstar Carrie Underwood fires back at critics of her "Sound of Music" performance on Twitter.
Paris Hilton's brother, Barron says Lindsay Lohan ordered one of her friends to beat him up. Jane Velez-Mitchell reports
More than Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga or Lorde, it was Miley Cyrus who owned 2013.
Rescuers in Nevada are searching for two adults and four children who set out Sunday to play in mountain snow and haven't been seen since. In the East, snow and ice are wreaking havoc.
Rescuers are searching for two adults and four children who set out Sunday for the Seven Troughs mountain range.
Phillip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, is ready to fight for Old West values he feels are being threatened by drones.
A Colorado town is about to vote on an ordinance that would make it legal for residents to shoot down drones.
An honor student who had been drinking tangled with a campus police officer from his Catholic college in Texas last week. The student died; the officer is bereft, police said.
Catholic college police officer kills student after struggle, university says.
Curious about life on Mars? NASA's rover Curiosity has now given scientists the strongest evidence to date that the environment on the Red Planet could have supported life billions of years ago.
Jordan Graham could face life in prison if found guilty of killing her newlywed husband. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
A report from "The Guardian' suggests that the NSA and other agencies have infiltrated online gaming to track terrorists.
Up for auction: $1.5 billion Spanish airport, little used.
Oscar winner Ben Affleck reveals that paparazzi pictures helped a dangerous stalker track down his family.
President Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Photographers worldwide captured deadly conflicts, devastating storms and other memorable moments throughout the year. Click through the gallery to see 2013 unfold.