Aug 11, 2014 10:55am

Poor Ebola-Weary Liberia Has Rich History: 5 Fascinating Facts

No one would mistake Liberia for a model of prosperity, but the Ebola-weary West African nation certainly has a rich history like no other: It was colonized by freed U.S. slaves. Here are some details about its intriguing origins: The sight of freed slaves so… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 4, 2014 11:14am

Oscar Pistorius Filing Sets Final Court Showdown

By LIEZL THOM PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ legal team filed written final arguments in his murder trial today, setting the stage for one last showdown between his lawyers and the prosecutor later this week. Prosecutors filed their written arguments last week, arguing that… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 21, 2014 10:57am

Woman Takes Six Years of Selfies to Overcome Struggle with Hair-Pulling Disorder

  Selfies are all the rage, but one young woman has had the tenacity to take one of herself every single day for more than six years. However, the reason she’s been so consistent is not one you’d typically expect. Rebecca Brown, 21, of Essex,… Read More »

Jul 17, 2014 11:55am

Live Updates: Malaysia Airlines Plane

A Malaysian Airlines plane has disappeared over Ukraine. This is a breaking news event and ABC News will post live updates to this blog throughout the day as we report and confirm information. Check back to ABC News to find out the latest on this… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 14, 2014 4:23pm

Costa Concordia Floated for Final Voyage — to the Junkyard

After 2.5 years — and nearly $1 billion so far — the giant wreck of the Costa Concordia was lifted off the seabed today and refloated for its final journey to the scrapyard. “The weather is good. Everyone’s ready off shore,” said Nick Sloane, the… Read More »

Jul 11, 2014 4:51pm

Dramatic Video Shows Young Girls Hurt in Israeli Missile Strike

A dramatic video taken in Gaza today shows the aftermath when two young Palestinian sisters were critically wounded when an Israeli missile struck their home. The girls, ages 7 and 9, were apparently hit mistakenly as the missile was targeting two men in a vehicle… Read More »

Jul 11, 2014 2:11pm

Elephants Shelter Young as Bomb Siren Rings in Israel

A group of elephants were filmed sheltering their young when bomb sirens rang out in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday as fighting continues in Israel and Gaza. The elephants at Ramat gan Safari zoo near Tel Aviv began trumpeting and making other noises as they… Read More »

Jul 8, 2014 3:22pm

Russian Lawmaker Condemns Banknote’s Half-Naked Apollo as Risk to Kids

MOSCOW – A Russian lawmaker has reportedly demanded that the country change the design for its 100-ruble note, which features a drawing of the Greek god Apollo depicted naked from the waist down. In a letter to the Central Bank, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Roman… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 8, 2014 9:47am

Kim Jong-Un’s Limp Gets Worldwide Stares

By EURIE HWANG SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un limped  onto center stage today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather and the nation’s founder, Kim Il-sung. State media broadcasted live footage of the mass memorial, packed with thousands… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 3, 2014 3:19pm

Playable Tetris T-Shirt Is Perfect for Throwback Thursday

When posting an epic #TBT just isn’t good enough, why not wear one? In honor of the 30th anniversary of the hugely popular retro game, Marc Kerger of Luxembourg made a completely playable Tetris t-shirt, and it couldn’t be more awesome. “I always wanted a… Read More »