AUSTIN, Texas - A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a cultural atrocity and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday shifted Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade into a key ministry in a cabinet reshuffle that could provide Meade with a platform to mount a presidential bid in 2018.
Scotland will be seeking to overturn their dramatic last-minute Six Nations defeat at home to Italy and restore morale at Murrayfield when they face the Azzurri in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.
Will Greenwood has told England fans not to get worked up over the inclusion of fourth choice centre Sam Burgess in England's World Cup squad -- even though acting star Russell Crowe believes his selection is proof of the tournament hosts' desire to lift the Webb Ellis trophy.
Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured.
A river overflows, affecting some homes along its banks, due to Tropical Storm Erika in Roseau, Dominica, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as the storm pummeled the eastern Caribbean island.
Even by the lightning-fast standards of social media and viral videos, it was enough to make your head spin: No sooner had the activist group Mercy for Animals released a sickening undercover video showing abhorrent treatment of chickens at a Tennessee factory farm that supplies poultry for McDonald-s Chicken McNuggets than both McDonald-s and Tyson Foods, which makes the famed nuggets for the fast-food giant, announced they had severed ties with the offender.
Carrie Underwood isn-t letting 5-month-old son Isaiah keep her from her workout routine! The country star and new mom showed off her active lifestyle on Instagram on Thursday with a pic of her getting a workout in while taking baby Isaiah for a walk.
Aww, daddy daughter night! Ben Affleck took his two daughters, Violet, 9, and Seraphina, 6, to Taylor Swift's Los Angeles concert on Wedesday night, and fans have been posting pictures with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star to Instagram.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed at paving a path toward Mars exploration and settlement, officials said on Thursday.
Can Elon Musk do no wrong? Can he ever fail? Is he human? Or is he a Bond villain, just biding his time, while he strokes a white cat from a swivel chair? Seriously, whatever that man comes up with, or touches instantly turns the world on its head.
For women with pregnancy-related high blood pressure, the higher risk of hypertension that follows them through life may be due not just to the episode in pregnancy but also to family risk factors, researchers say.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, during a 'Commit to Vote' grassroots organizing meeting.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump supporter Mary Margaret Bannister checks to see if his hair is real during his speech at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug, 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: "It's my hair ... I swear."
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak in Dubuque, Iowa. Not only is Trump an unconventional candidate, he's got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head.