Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia, President Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games.
Facebook said Tuesday that it’s testing video advertisements that show up in its users’ news feeds, creating another potential source of advertising revenue for the social network.
Powerful winds made a simple task like crossing the street an adventure for some Norwegian Christmas shoppers.
Airport security isn’t often on the receiving end of well-wishes, but a video out of Poland this week shows a man who has a very big reason to be grateful to a security guard this holiday season.
Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year.
It’s the ultimate fantasy: Winning a giant lottery. The odds are astronomical, but tell that to the optimists and dreamers across the country who lined up at gas stations, mini-marts and drug stores Monday for the last-minute buying frenzy in the Mega Millions jackpot.
A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village some 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines transformed into the tame pets we know today.
Support and concern for a 17-year-old girl critically wounded by a fellow student at a suburban Denver high school poured in Monday, both online and at a makeshift memorial at the school.
The sky glowed red as thick smoke choked out the sun as static communications over the radio captured the final chaotic and confusing moments before 19 members of an elite firefighting crew died in an inferno in the mountains of Arizona.