Ellen Connolly is a GlobalPost breaking news writer.
The legendary Jewish singer will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of her achievements and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people.
France has become the 14th country in the world to legalize gay marriage.
An anteater fell pregnant and gave birth at a US zoo despite having no contact with the only male anteater.
Bill Gates has regained his title as richest man in the world, beating Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
The Obama administration said Friday Russia's decision to send antiship missiles to Syria was "ill-timed" and would worsen the conflict.
Marina and Kevin Krim, whose nanny allegedly murdered their two children last October, are expecting a son.
Ricardo Cerezo, of Illinois, said he accumulated 11 lottery tickets in the cookie jar for a rainy day.
The new legislation requires new gun owners to be fingerprinted, and also bans the sale of 45 types of assault weapons.
Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is among three Indian cricketers arrested Thursday over allegations of spot-fixing.
Pope Francis has called on world leaders to do more for the poor in his first major speech on the economy.
OJ Simpson gave evidence Wednesday that he had been drinking since brunch on the day of the robbery over sports memorabilia.