American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who fully inhabited the characters he played and was renowned for his scene-stealing work in supporting roles, died of a heroin overdose in New York...
The United Kingdom formally left the European Union, more than three years after the country voted for “Brexit.”
Libyan national Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted in the 1988 Pan Am...
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Australian novelist Colleen McCullough, best known for her sweeping romance The Thorn Birds (1977) and for the Masters of Rome series (1990–2007), died at age 77.
Author Janet Frame, who...
American basketball player Kobe Bryant—who was considered one of the sport's greatest players, winning five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers—died in a helicopter crash at the age of...
After an unexpected victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Republican Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Amid a corruption scandal that...
Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, officially opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
U.S. politician Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman to hold...
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit landed on Mars to study the chemical and physical composition of the planet's surface.
Hillary Clinton was sworn in as a U.S. senator from New York, having...
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuted on television.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, eliminating most tariffs and other trade barriers on products and services passing between the...