A major winter storm swept into the U.S. northern Plains on Sunday, threatening to bury Chicago under more than a foot of snow before tracking toward New England, a region still reeling from a powerful blizzard that struck only days earlier.
Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year.
Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on railway hub in eastern Ukraine, fighting that authorities said has killed 13 government troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, imprisoned in Egypt 400 days ago on charges that included aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, was deported to his native Australia on Sunday, Egyptian security officials said.
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday.
Flash floods caused by heavy rains have submerged large areas in northwestern Greece, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from several villages in the Epirus region.
Islamic extremists are again trying to gain control over Maiduguri, firing guns and rockets from four locations on the outskirts of the biggest city in northeast Nigeria.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vowing that Japan will not give in to terrorism. His statement follows the release of a video which appears to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was held hostage by Islamic State extremists.
U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a $4-trillion budget on Monday that challenges Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
Hollywood star Val Kilmer confirms he's in an L.A. hospital and awaiting medical results, but said he doesn't have a tumour and hasn't had surgery.
Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the pill, has died in his San Francisco home - 64 years after he and a research team in Mexico developed a molecule that became the key component for the birth-control method.
A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.
The City of New York has reached a $5-million US settlement with the family of a man gunned down in 1986 because he was mistaken for a mobster with the same name, fallout from one of the most stunning police corruption cases in the city's history.
Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks will face Bill Belichick's New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl with a chance to do something that, for many reasons, was thought to be too tall a task in today's NFL: win a second consecutive championship.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police say.
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.
A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The actress in its internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.
Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 11,200-kilometre-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.
The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remain unknown, several hours after the deadline set by the Islamic militants holding them captive passed with no word on a possible prisoner swap ISIS demanded by ISIS.