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 There's an effort under way to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades. The restoration effort comes 40 years after the animals were listed in 1975 under the Endangered Species Act as threatened in the Lower 48.Amy Nile
Some congressional Republicans said Thursday that they would increase their efforts to prevent residents here from possessing small amounts of marijuana - which became legal on Thursday.Jennifer Steinhauer
Mohammed Emwazi was 6 when his parents moved to West London from his birthplace in Kuwait, and he seems to have lived a normal life, studying hard and graduating in computer sciences from the University of Westminster in 2009.Steven Erlanger
After making hundreds of billions of dollars running casinos, American Indian tribes are getting a good whiff of another potential moneymaker: marijuana.Rob Hotakainen
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.Anne Flaherty | Associated Press
The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts.Amir Shah
South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a 62-year-old law that made adultery an offense punishable by up to two years in prison, citing the country’s changing sexual mores and a growing emphasis on individual rights.Choe Sang-Hun
Continuing its assaults on a string of Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, the Islamic State militant group has seized scores more residents during the past two days, bringing the number of captives to as many as several hundred, Assyrian organizations inside and outside Syria said Thursday.Anne Barnard
Scientists nearly missed the shining behemoth because they never conceived that such a distant quasar could be so bright.Pete Spotts
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