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  • Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn: 'A Path Appears'

    Dion Drew knew he had to turn his life around. He just didn't know how. After he'd spent four years in prison, it seemed nobody would take a chance on him. He was about to return to the streets when he got a call from Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, New York, which hires anyone willing to work. No…

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  • High School Football Player Gives Inspiring Postgame Interview

    It's no secret that some professional football stars haven't exactly behaved like great role models recently, so it's refreshing to meet a young player who seems to be heading in the right direction. Apollos Hester is a wide receiver on the East View High School football team in Georgetown, Texas,…

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    181th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich (34 photos)

    Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital of Munich over the next two weeks for the Oktoberfest , which started September 20th and runs until October 5. (REUTERS) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr!

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    Flood Wall Street demonstration (25 photos)

    Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change, snarling traffic and risking arrest as they sought to block Wall Street. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the…

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    Photos of the day - September 22, 2014 (31 photos)

    Taiwan's Lin Tseng Nung competes in the vault event of the women's team final gymnastics competition at the Asian Games in Incheon, activists hold a parachute banner which reads 'Justice' while taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan and an anti-government protester…

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    Signs of climate change (28 photos)

    An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations…

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  • Official: Some Americans who fought in Syria have returned

    Some of the estimated 100 Americans who have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State have returned to the United States and are under FBI scrutiny, a top official told reporters on Monday.

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  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the radical community organizer that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”

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    White House intruder (22 photos)

    A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said that the accused intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, was a danger to the…

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    Three million people forced out of Syria (37 photos)

    Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. Numan Kurtulmus warned that the…

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  • New video shows White House intruder's path across lawn, into residence

    A new surveillance video shows the path taken by the White House intruder on Friday after he hopped the fence, ran across the North Lawn, up the stairs and through the front door before he was stopped.

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    Tour bus crash in Delaware (5 photos)

    Authorities have released the names of two women killed in a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured . Delaware State Police identified the women Monday as 54-year-old Hua'y Chen of New York City and Idil Bahsi, a 30-year-old from Istanbul, Turkey. (AP) Find more news related…

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    Photos of the day - September 21, 2014 (34 photos)

    The Independence Monument is silhouetted against fireworks during City Day celebrations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava tackles New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman in the first half of an NFL game and a boy rides his cow on a paddy field as he returns…

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  • Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'

    Congressmen, security experts express shock at Secret Service's latest gaffe.

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    Manhunt for gunman of a state police barracks ambush (35 photos)

    Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods. Investigators said…

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    Ferry awaits final voyage (24 photos)

    A John F. Kennedy-class ferryboat that connected the borough of Staten Island to Manhattan sits in a scrap metal yard on the western shore of Staten Island. Retired several years ago, this boat has been stripped down to its metal frame. Cold and eerie, the boat's decks are badly deteriorated from…

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    Rebels seized Yemeni government headquarters (11 photos)

    Shiite rebels seized the Yemeni government headquarters Sunday and the premier resigned as violence raged despite a UN announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting, officials said. Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa stepped aside, accusing President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi of being…

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    People's Climate March (25 photos)

    Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al…

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  • Kids send powerful message in antigun video

    A Bay Area photographer and mother fed up with U.S. gun violence has produced a powerful video using children to carry her message.

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