Japanese officials said they are attempting to authenticate a video released on Saturday which shows the apparent beheading of Kenji Goto, a hostage of Islamic State militants, The Associated Press reports.
After nearly 7,000 miles in the air, Troy Bradley of Albequerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia came back to earth on Saturday, landing their helium-filled balloon four miles offshore of Baja California, The Associated Press reports.
Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the Super Bowl, so long as they remain vigilant, Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh warned them on Friday.
Amagansett, New York. Architect Julian Neski built this three-bedroom, award-winning home. Set on 2 acres of mature beech trees, this house has a sun porch, tall exposed-beam ceilings, a fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls throughout.
While saying that "we're not there yet," outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told CNN on Friday that the United States may eventually have to send ground troops back into Iraq.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled more than 2 million vehicles from Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda due to possible air bag problems, Reuters reports. About 400 cases of inadvertent air bag deployments have been reported in the recalled vehicle models, although the incidents have not resulted in any known deaths, an official for the NHTSA said.
Ah, Super Bowl weekend. We could talk more about Deflategate, but why do that when Key & Peele released this perfectly delightful sketch spoofing Seattle Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch?
Ohio's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced on Friday that it will postpone all six executions scheduled for 2015, because it needs more time to develop a new execution drug formula, Reuters reports. In January 2014, Ohio executed Dennis McGuire using a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone; witnesses reported that McGuire's execution took 25 minutes, during which he gasped and seized for 15 minutes.
This is why planes have co-pilots. A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing at the airport on Thursday after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.
Japanese and Jordanian officials are struggling to secure the release of two nationals being held by Islamic State militants, but they say negotiations are "deadlocked," Reuters reports. "We can't predict (what will happen) at all," Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday.
Chances are good this workday was a little more exciting than yours. Los Angeles firefighters received a call about a little dog trapped in a swollen river, and the ensuing rescue involved a helicopter and some serious daring from the diver.
Have you been listening to radio interviews lately, watching experts being questioned on TV, or going to talks at conferences?
French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo will delay its next two issues, because staffers are exhausted, grieving, and need a break from constant media exposure, a publicist for the magazine said on Saturday.
African Union leaders agreed during a two-day summit in Ethiopia to send 7,500 troops to help push back the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, The Associated Press reports.
Notching her sixth Australian Open victory and 19th Grand Slam title, Serena Williams powered through a nagging cough to defeat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Saturday, The Associated Press reports.
Europe's central bankers are taking a page out of the Federal Reserve's playbook, said Matt O'Brien at The Washington Post.
I was a few hours outside of Los Angeles, tooling down I-5 at the wheel of a sleek Audi A7 on a gorgeous day when a little girl in an SUV smiled and waved.
Indian police officers take part in a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar. | (REUTERS/Danish Ismail) Golden retriever Crystal dashes through the snow, and away from owner Danielle Reid, at Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts.
In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish dives into Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates.
In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish describes Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates.