Two suicide blasts ripped through the Syrian capital Thursday, killing 55 people and leaving scenes of carnage in the streets in the deadliest bombing attack since the country's uprising began 14 months ago, the Interior … More »Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital, killing 55
President Obama's history-making embrace of gay marriage could send far-reaching political aftershocks through a presidential campaign likely decided by slivers of the electorate in a handful of battleground states. More »Will gay marriage decision help or hurt Obama?
New claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week, according to government data on Thursday that could ease concerns the labor market was deteriorating after April's weak employment growth. More »Jobless claims fall, trade gap widens
On a warm and sunny day at the site of the ancient Olympics, actress Ino Menegaki, playing the high priestess, appealed to sun God Apollo and needed only a few seconds to ignite the torch at the ruins of the Temple of Hera … More »Olympia torch lighting starts London countdown