Australia's political opposition plans to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum by proposing a law next week that would recognize Australian same-sex marriages.
The Texas House has scrapped - at least for the time being - a measure that would have allowed some child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children through them.
The North Carolina House is ready to revisit a bill already approved by the Senate that would allow some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties.
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe.
The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.
Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.
Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.
Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland.
India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.
The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."
Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:
A 6-year-old girl is in a Fort Lauderdale hospital after a waterspout sent a bounce house flying. The giant inflatable toy tumbled across a four-lane highway. This comes as part of a series of extreme weather conditions on the Florida beach.
Only on "CBS This Morning," Forbes reveals its annual list of "World's 100 Most Powerful Women." It includes 24 CEOs, 15 billionaires and eight heads of state. The power women control $1 trillion in annual revenues.
A group of scientists and fishermen said the technology isn't about a gimmick so much as survival. They're developing a tool they say will allow consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish while standing in the supermarket with their smartphone.
The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council. Here's a look at how far that money could go in six cities, given living expenses.
Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
Major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Yet there's always as much interest in who got it wrong.
Positive Women's Network - USA, a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for bringing trauma awareness and healing into primary healthcare settings.
Few people outside Nordic countries know about the Kungsleden, or the King's Path, the most famous trail in Sweden. But National Geographic calls it one of the world's greatest hikes.
Odyssey Opera, a Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, today announced "The British Invasion," a month-long opera festival of fully-staged productions of works by English composers.