Dec 12, 2013 — Two men are charged in Kansas and six others in Iowa with conspiring to steal patented seeds from some of the nation's leading seed developers.
Dec 12, 2013 — Robert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
Dec 12, 2013 — The inspectors' final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing "clear and convincing evidence" that the weapons were used against civilians in Ghouta, near Damascus. Other cases were less clear.
Dec 12, 2013 — Jang Song Thaek, who had been a key figure in helping his nephew consolidate power after his father's death, was executed after being found guilty of treason.
Dec 12, 2013 — Suthep Thaugsuban says the supreme commanders of the army, navy, air force and police have agreed to meet him in a move likely to spark concerns of a possible coup.
Dec 12, 2013 — Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. He's the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal to be executed.
Dec 12, 2013 — The decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to restore a colonial-era ban on homosexual acts has sparked outrage. One prominent commentator said the verdict shows "how liberal democracies can sometimes give rein to a regime of oppression and discrimination under the imprimatur of law."
Dec 12, 2013 — Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.
Dec 11, 2013 — One of two systems used to dissipate heat from the station's onboard system is acting up, but the space agency says it's not a dangerous situation for the moment.
Dec 11, 2013 — Scientists think there are potentially valuable fresh groundwater reserves under the sea. There's more than all the water that was ever pumped up in the last century.