Jim Mattis resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world.
The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown after Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running.
China lashed out at the U.S. after it charged two Chinese citizens with stealing trade secrets and other sensitive information from American government agencies and corporations.
Japanese prosecutors added a new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan’s former chairman, dashing his hopes for posting bail quickly.
A year defined by the political power of women is ending with men enjoying much of the attention as Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are emerging as early favorites in the opening phase of the 2020 campaign.
The Trump administration’s special envoy for North Korea expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis.
The toy giant’s decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill.
A growing number of hotels are offering perks, like snorkeling tours and s’mores, to guests who manage to give up their phones for a few hours.
Alba, the world’s only known albino orangutan was released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village.
The funky street sport that has spread globally from the suburbs of Paris is talked about as a possible new Olympic discipline but is also the focus of a heated custody battle as its popularity and marketing potential grow.