NEW YORK - German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fifth consecutive year, edging past U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who came in second in the 2015 annual ranking. | Video
OXON HILL, Md. - Youthful contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee reacted with a combination of shock and awe to some of the words they were assigned as the annual competition began on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement.
WASHINGTON - This 430,000-year-old case may be the world's oldest murder mystery.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreed on Wednesday to make small changes to same-sex civil partnership rules but staunch opposition from conservatives in her party means Germany will not follow Ireland in allowing gay marriages any time soon.
- FWIW, new words have been added to the dictionary.
LONDON - Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine.
- Pink could become the new orange in Wisconsin under a proposed change to state law that would allow hunters to wear blaze pink in the woods in a bid to draw more women into the sport.
LONDON - When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.
VATICAN CITY - The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.
Want to dress like your favorite 2016 candidate?