U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.
The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and gunned down at least 126 people, most of them children, in one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent weeks.
The gunman who had been holding people hostage inside a chocolate store in downtown Sydney has been killed, Australian police confirmed to ABC News. And two other people have been killed, a highly place Australian source told ABC News.
Just 10 days before Christmas, who wants to see this.
A social media campaign condemning Islamophobia under the hashtag #illridewithyou has taken off after an armed man who may have links to radical Islam took hostages in Sydney.
The man who has taken a group of people hostage inside a Sydney chocolate shop has now been identified as Man Monis, according to Australian news reports.
If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness. Any idea what "IWSN" stands for in Internet slang? It's a declarative statement: I want sex now.
According to the latest trends in baby names, it is the power, strength and ambition found in parents’ favorite TV characters.
Lebanese authorities have arrested the wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the man spearheading the Islamist terror group's sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq -- said a source with knowledge of the arrest, describing her as a "powerful figure (who is) heavily involved in ISIS."
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Forget Black Friday, those looking for deals are working off their turkey shopping on Thanksgiving. An estimated 25.4 million Americans are shopping on Thanksgiving.
More than a dozen buildings in Ferguson, Missouri, were set on fire overnight, with at least 61 people arrested as protesters railed against a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down from his spot in President Obama's administration.
As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said.
President Obama announced a sweeping executive action that the White House said will secure the border while providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented family members of U.S. citizens and about 300,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.
Nearly five million Graco baby strollers have been recalled due to “fingertip amputation hazard,” but an ABC News investigation found that if this recall goes like most safety recalls, a vast majority could end up still on the market, posing a threat to infants for years to come.
Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three.
A deadly storm has dumped feet of snow in and around Buffalo, New York. Residents are digging out after a colossal lake-effect storm dumped six feet of snow.
Sure, spending your golden years on a beach in Florida sounds like a great idea, but that's not going to cut it for many of today's retirees.
Facebook is working on an office version of its social network for employee-to-employee communication at work.
Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Africa and was later flown to the United States, has died, officials with Nebraska Medical Center said.
After a marketing campaign erupted into a social media firestorm last week, Victoria's Secret has changed the slogan that many found offensive.
In a sea change for Microsoft, Office is now available for free on mobile devices.
A Philadelphia police detective made a promise to a devastated mother: "I'm bringing your girl home." On Wednesday, the promise was kept.
The University of Amsterdam has partnered with Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry to study what makes music so memorable. They recently launched Hooked on Music, an online interactive game that asks people to identify songs as quickly as possible based on a short clip.
A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.
Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer, took medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," advocacy group Compassion & Choices said Sunday.
It's finally done. Thirteen years after the Twin Towers were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, the new centerpiece skyscraper at the World Trade Center opens this morning.
Whew. After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions -- where is he? -- the people of northeast Pennsylvania can finally relax.
In any other circumstance, it would be the furthest thing from a headline: Maine nurse leaves home on bike. And yet Thursday, when Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend left their house in the tiny town of Fort Kent and pedaled along a long country road, law enforcement vehicles took off after her.
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.
"God bless you, mami." "Hey baby." "DAMN." "You don't wanna talk?" This is just a sampling of what one woman in jeans and a T-shirt experienced in 10 hours of walking through the streets of New York City.
Did Walmart's e-commerce site fall victim to a Halloween trick? The big-box behemoth offended legions of shoppers days before Halloween when a section of Walmart’s site devoted to the holiday was discovered to be labeled “Fat Girl Costumes.”
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital where she's been treated, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics.
Two people were arrested in Roswell, New Mexico, after they unintentionally dialed police immediately after burglarizing a home and discussed details of the alleged crime during their getaway while the call was being recorded by authorities, Roswell police said.
After a heated weekend of sparring between a quarantined nurse and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the nurse is being discharged, the state's Department of Health said in a statement Monday morning.
TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is ending its run.
A high school student in Washington state opened fire in a cafeteria at lunchtime, leaving one person dead and at least four injured before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.
The Canadian government has informed the United States that one shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said. So far, there is "no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism," but it is still extremely early in the investigation, the source said.
The government is urging nearly five million drivers to take “immediate action” to protect themselves against “defective” airbags – airbags that a safety expert says can explode in the vehicle and harm passengers.
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced.
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane, the X-37B, is about to come back to Earth after more than two years in orbit on a mission the military won't tell us much about.
A nurse's aide in Spain catches Ebola; her dog is taken away and put to death. A nurse in Texas catches Ebola; her dog is fed, taken away and put into quarantine.
DALLAS, Texas (ABC 4 Utah) - It's the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States. A 26-year-old nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in a Dallas hospital has contracted the deadly virus.
The nurse in Texas seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.
Ebola is no laughing matter, especially not at airports or on planes, where screenings have gotten tighter.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education.
One bee after you is bad enough. What about thousands? A man in Arizona died after being stung more than an estimated 100 times.
Just 12 miles south of the spot where a police officer killed Michael Brown, it happened again: Another 18-year-old died at the hands of police Wednesday.