The hallowed "Rules of Golf" will undergo a rare and controversial change, as the sport has placed a ban on "anchor putting," a tactic that has threatened to over take the game.
A well-known and extreme right-wing activist in France shot himself inside France iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, possibly as a protest against a new gay marriage law.
In addition to the tragic loss of life and widespread damage to homes and businesses, the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma this week have also taken a heavy toll on the area's animals.
"Chaos" is being blamed on inaccurate counts that may have overestimated the death toll from Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Russia's Federal Security Service claims to have thwarted a terrorist attack being planned for central Moscow, killing two suspects in the process.
A new study of population and income trends has found that the poverty which has long been associated with inner cities, has now moved out to the suburbs along with everyone else.
Lottery officials with the multi-state Powerball game have raised the expected total for tomorrow night's jackpot to $600 million, the largest in the game's history
Some simmering rumors have risen to the surface after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears to have been caught on camera smoking crack cocaine with drug dealers. But this is just the latest resume item for the man who might North America's most ridiculous mayor.
Though he isn't considered a suspect, a former Chechen separatist who is now a refugee in the United States has become a key target of information in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder said the story that was leaked to the Associated Press last year was "within the top two or three most serious leaks I've ever seen." But another examination of the story suggests any threat of disclosing the information had passed before it was published. And both the CIA and the White House knew it.
If you weren't already convinced that the Russian evidence against accused American spy Ryan Fogle is rock solid, this newest revelation has to seal the deal.
President Obama held a joint press conference today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, but the press had plenty of other things they wanted to talk about.
Among the many adventures that Google has announced at its annual developer conference this week is a multi-pronged plan to integrate Google Wallet into every aspect of your shopping life.
Researchers in Oregon claim to have solved the tricky problem of cloning human stem cells, but you're more likely to see a duplicate of a years-old ethics debate — destroyed embryos or lives saved, Bush bans or Obama battles — than you are a duplicate human.
Despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence to the contrary, attorneys for the alleged kidnapper and rapist said Wednesday they plan to mount the best defense they can, starting with a not guilty plea and a change of venue request for an eventual trial.
One of the suspects in the rape and murder of a woman in Delhi last year is in critical condition after nearly being killed by fellow inmates in prison.
Nearly every one of the senior deputies in the Boston Fire Department have lodged a formal complaint of "no-confidence" against Chief Steve Abraira, saying he failed to take the lead in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack.
Photographer Paul Hansen is fighting back against claims — from hackers calling it a composite, bloggers calling it a "fake," and still others questioning the meaning of news photography in a digital age — that his winning image for the "World Press Photo of the Year" contest is nothing but a computer-aided forgery. Even the World Press judges are doing some forensic second-guessing.
A mechanical technique being tested in Australia is being credited with saving the lives of three people who were clinically dead for more than 40 minutes. Here's how it works.
Every time it seems like the atrocities of the Syrian civil war have crossed another horrifying line, a new story comes along that pushes the bar even lower. And the video that's circulating — the one that appears to show a rebel commander eating the lung of a dead Syrian solider — is not the first video or the last, just the latest atrocity in this awful war.
Russian security forces have detained an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of recruiting spies for the CIA. Whether the charges stick or not, this bizarre incident won't help relations one bit. Here's why Ryan Fogle might not really be a spy anyway.
Actress Angelina Jolie has added a new cause to her long list of humanitarian efforts, but the latest is her most personal one of all.
Just a few hours after the jury announced a deadlock on two of the charges in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, the jury has returned with guilty verdicts on three of the major charges.
There are a couple of red flags, but at the moment it looks like it may be nothing more than an overabundance of caution (or panic) driven by the fear of another Boston-style attack.
Forced to take questions about the event that will not go away, Obama angrily pushed back Monday at the White House on the idea of a coverup of the Benghazi consulate attack, calling newly surfaced emails a "side show" and insisting that the "whole thing defies logic."
After 10 days of deliberations, the jury in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has declared an impasse on two of the charges leveled against him — it's a good bet that those two are among the most significant.
After initially getting caught up in the crimes of their brother, Pedro and Onil Castro were cleared of any wrongdoing. Now they're going out of their way to show that they want nothing to do with Ariel Castro.
ABC News reports that there is "mounting evidence" that both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were involved in a unsolved triple-homicide involving lots of cash, pounds of pot, but not a lot of definitive evidence.
It's been weeks since the first confirmations that chemical weapons are being used in Syria, but for the international community, nothing has changed when it comes to balancing the equation for going to war.
ABC News has obtained every version of the government talking points that were distributed after the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya, along with evidence that the White House and State Department were more involved in the editing they want to admit.
In a stunning development out of Bangladesh, workers cleaning up the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory found a survivor alive after more than two weeks trapped under the debris.
Pakistan is trying to finish its first-ever peaceful democratic transition, but extremists representing a small portion of the population will do anything they can to stop it.
A high school kid in Australia was suspended for two weeks for an attempted assault on Prime Minister Julia Gillard with a Vegemite sandwich. But the kid says he's just a patsy set up to take the fall the second sandwich thrower. It's not quite Aussie knoll, but welcome to Sandwichgate.
As workers continue to pull bodies out of the wreckage of the collapsed Bangladeshi factory, another factory in the capital of Dhaka caught on fire, killing eight more than people.
When Ariel Castro is eventually brought to trial for his crimes in the Cleveland kidnappings (he appeared in court Thursday morning), one of the key pieces of evidence may be a letter he wrote confessing to his many crimes — a letter made more awful by the fact it was written nine years ago.
Perhaps the biggest enduring mystery of the Cleveland kidnapping case centers on the circumstances behind Amanda Berry's pregnancy and childbirth while in captivity. Well, today we got more chilling answers as Berry and another captive returned home.
All-out nuclear war isn't something Americans worry about too much these days, which is good because the people in charge of fighting that war have apparently been doing a lousy job lately.
Police in Europe rounded up 31 people in three countries on Wednesday and recovered most of the $50 million in diamonds stolen from the Brussels Airport earlier this year, proving once again that most daring and outlandish crimes are the hardest to get away with.
Cleveland police were not very forthcoming Tuesday morning with details on the investigation of the rescued kidnapping victims, but a few leaked reports and at least one odd coincidence are shedding some light on the man who appears to be most responsible.
The morning after three women were rescued from nearly a decade of captivity, there aren't many more answers to the biggest question of all: How did their kidnappers get away with it for ten years?
A new report by the Department of Defense claims for the first time that the Chinese government is directly connected to attacks on U.S. computer systems, including those owned by the government. What's with the change in tone?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a huge announcement to the The New York Post—but not the one everyone has been expecting.
After more than two years of civil war, tens of thousands of deaths, a refugee crisis, ethnic cleansing, religious strife, terrorism, chemical warfare, and an international conflict that has engulfed all of its neighbors, Syria is still in the hands of Bashar al-Assad. Just the way he planned it. Here's how we got to the current state of play after the Israel attacks, and what's next.
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