NASA hopes the spaceship orbiting Mars on Sunday will pave the way for a future visit by humans to the Red Planet, perhaps as early as 2030.
Cutting-edge DNA testing can now identify genetic mutations to differentiate between identical twins.
NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station in the hope that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by producing their own...
A US fireman who was injured while helping with an ice bucket challenge, has died from his injuries.
The White House is considered one of the most secure and protected places on the planet but two security breaches have prompted a review.
US social networks say they actively scour their sites to eliminate horrific or hateful posts by terror groups such as Islamic State.
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Television's fascination with Washington takes a diplomatic turn in "Madam Secretary," a new CBS drama series whose lead character has more than a few traits in...
Indonesian police say a US man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a Bali luxury resort.
At a special UN Security Council meeting, 37 countries have voiced support for the Iraqi government's battle against Islamic State militants
A man who jumped a fence and made it all the way inside the White House has been arrested but not before the building was evacuated.
A lawyer for the family of a man killed by US police says 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was likely dressed as a Japanese anime character at the time.
The US creator of Slush Puppie machines, serving icy sweet drinks and featuring a logo with a ski hat-wearing floppy-eared dog, has died.
Ms Bishop joined US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers at a Security Council session in New York on Friday to discuss the campaign to...
Russia says it is the victim of an information war following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
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