The Ohio House has passed a measure that would ban crystalline, or powdered alcohol, in the state.
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina.
Tensions between the U.S. and China have deepened during the rule of China's president, Xi Jinping, and the risk of an inadvertent military clash in the Asia-Pacific is growing, a congressional advisory panel said Thursday.
The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China can shut down the United States. The grim forecast came from Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.
Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.
Jeb Bush is expected to avoid presidential politics when he discusses education at a national summit, but his remarks will likely stoke speculation about a potential campaign in 2016.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group "an incredibly powerful new threat."
A Swedish appeals court upheld the detention order on Julian Assange on Thursday, dismissing a challenge by the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by Swedish prosecutors in an investigation of alleged sex crimes.
Gordon D'Arcy & Rory Best are picked for Ireland's Australia Test in the only changes from the win over South Africa.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Rory McIlroy shares the first-round lead with Shane Lowry at six under in the World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Lewis Hamilton insists he is feeling no pressure ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.
David Cameron says he is the only leader offering English votes for English laws, in heated exchanges at the Commons Liaison Committee.
Roger Federer will play in the Davis Cup final, which starts on Friday, for Switzerland after recovering from his back problem.