Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will 'help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.'
One year after Google created an independent company dubbed Calico with the goal of extending human life, Menlo Park investor and Stanford-trained radiologist Joon Yun has launched a $1 million science competition with an aim as lofty -- or, some critics say, foolhardy -- as wax-winged Icarus: 'curing' the disease more commonly known as aging.
At least 5,186 people have died in Central African Republic since fighting between Muslims and Christians started in December, according to an Associated Press tally gleaned from more than 50 of the hardest-hit communities and the capital, Bangui.
DUBLIN (AP) -- For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- It was a day in the park for about 40 prisoners -- handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children's slide.
Animal rights groups called Thursday for the resignation of Italy's environment minister and the forestry police opened an investigation after a mother bear died during a capture operation ordered after she scuffled with a forager as her cubs slept nearby.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day.
Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.
The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real possibility in next week's referendum.
At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit.
Congressman Mike Honda and his challenger, fellow Democrat Ro Khanna, had similar reactions to President Obama's speech about fighting the Islamic State; also, join us for a lively political discussion Tuesday in Palo Alto.
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as 'an act of pure evil.'
LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they are refusing to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons.
A Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose Thursday to violating a U.S. anti-bribery law and was sentenced to pay a $58.8 million fine.
Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a blow to the Scottish independence campaign just days ahead of a historic referendum.
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Businesses in a small Hawaii town are facing a slow-motion disaster as lava from Kilauea volcano oozes toward roads connecting them to the rest of the Big Island.
In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.
A South Carolina man confessed to killing his five children, ages 1 to 8, then dumping their bodies wrapped in trash bags in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.
Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.
About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday.
A woman who lived at a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found this week was arraigned Friday on charges including fetal death concealment and ordered held without bail as the search for more possible bodies continued.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place.
Former 007 Sean Connery has long been a vocal Scottish nationalist -- from his home in the Bahamas. In the other corner stands J.K. Rowling, Edinburgh-based creator of the boy wizard Harry Potter.
A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.
With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.
SANTA CRUZ - A 24-year-old Santa Cruz man is the latest addition to the Guinness World Records books with the world's longest tongue.
Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
The homeless people of Hawaii's capital is feeling the impact of the city's ramped-up efforts to move them away from its tourist meccas.
Hayward police and fire officials were investigating two fires that broke out in a strip mall on Industrial Parkway.