An auction of 25 Native American ceremonial masks, headdresses and other items, including an altar once owned by the late actor Vincent Price, will proceed in Paris despite attempts by the United States and opponents to halt the public sale.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
KIEV Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
A wet winter storm, bringing dangerous sheets of ice, snow and plummeting temperatures, was barreling east Sunday after wreaking havoc in western parts of the the country, with one emergency official calling it a "historic ice event.
It's the cinema trend that's more annoying than sticky theater floors, and can anger a moviegoer even more than paying $7 for a Coke: Theater patrons who use their cell phones during films whether to text, talk, play games, or even surreptitiously record the film.
The trek will continue, but its no longer a race to the finish line.Prince Harrys South Pole expedition to benefit wounded warriors will still go on as planned, but the teams are now working together to complete what has been a more difficult trek than expected.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said Sunday that his plan to spur job creation in high unemployment areas is the only politically viable plan to help depressed cities, with Detroit as the prime example.
DUBAI U.N. inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear program to greater scrutiny.
Baby names 2014 will see parents reviving family names and long-dormant choices, finding inspiration in literary characters and world leaders, looking to names to make their children seem stronger or spicier.
By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC NewsFormer South African president Nelson Mandelas biographer and those who knew him well reflected Sunday on the role that Mandela played in moving South Africa toward the end of its white-minority apartheid regime in the 1990s.
KABUL - Afghanistan is failing to use a law designed to protect women from violence in a country regularly voted one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, the United Nations said on Sunday.
Among the world leaders who have showered South Africa with condolences since the death of Nelson Mandela, Israels Shimon Peres stood out as a peer. Like Mandela, he won a Nobel Peace prize. Like Mandela, he stayed on the world stage long past retirement age. Mandela died at 95.
ASSIUT, Egypt A 24-year-old political activist working ten-hour shifts at an accounting firm in Assiut, one of the poorest areas of Egypt, says he can explain why his country hasnt had a true revolution.
JOHANNESBURG - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example to build a better nation and world.