American intelligence agencies and the Pentagon are struggling to determine how difficult it will be to retake Mosul, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Iraq, as planning intensifies for a battle there.
After some of James Foley’s fellow Roman Catholics portrayed him as a symbol of faith under brutal conditions, the disclosure that he had converted to Islam in captivity has stirred debate.
Newly released documents show the extent of the links between corporate interests and the published work of Wei-Hock Soon, a Smithsonian-affiliated scientist who has tried to debunk the consensus about global warming.
About 140 Ukrainian troops and 52 separatist rebels were exchanged under cover of darkness at a remote location on Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in calm in the east.
Urban beekeepers need green space, and many airports have plenty of it — fields that legally cannot be built on. Chicago’s O’Hare now has the largest airport apiary project in the world.
After Columba Bush wrestled for months over whether to support her husband, Jeb Bush, if he decided to run for president, the new question confronting her is: What kind of candidate’s wife will she be?
In a new type of diversity initiative at New York private schools, students explore privilege and power and are encouraged to think about social justice in a personal way.
A tribal presidential contender wants to repeal a law that bans same-sex marriage and can’t be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
Mr. Lik, an Australian photographer, has what many artists crave: buyers willing to spend big. But in the art world, price does not always equal value.
Fresh doubts about the legendary 1959 ascent of the Cerro Torre.
Some veterans wince at reflexive gratitude.
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