While lawmakers begin drawing the line in the sand over what to do with 10,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, many have asked the question: What if there are terrorists in the midst of those refugees?
Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State's most important sources of income, the U.S. military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points.
The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.
A street cleaner in a Paris suburb found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest - or fleeing in fear.
Reassuring a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday that the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.
The long-planned drill at a Manhattan subway station got a last-minute update in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. Officials added an "attacker" wearing a suicide vest.
Western leaders stepped up the rhetoric against the Islamic State group on Sunday as residents of the Belgian capital awoke to largely empty streets on the second day under the highest threat level.
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals for allegedly killing a dog police say he told them only died after he choked it for three hours.
Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.
Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
One of the hardest things to deal with during cancer treatment can often be the loss of hair.
"Once again, terrorism has plunged France and our institution into mourning," the bank's union, CGT Banque de France, said on its website in a statement on Henninot's death.
Belgian authorities closed down Brussels' subway system and flooded the streets with armed police and soldiers Saturday in response to what they said was a threat of Paris-style attacks.
The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.
For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning.