The “Star Wars” fan says he chose Darth Vader for his new name because the character carries an aura of leadership and toughness.
The troops were killed Monday when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Medical groups and gay activists have long said the ban could no longer be justified, based on modern testing methods.
The suit claims Cosby drugged and had sex with a woman several times after they met on a children’s educational TV show in 1983.
He is planning to make the official announcement in an email to supporters Monday morning.
A Boy Scout leader was pulled into a cave by a bear in northern New Jersey but beat the animal away with a rock hammer while the three Scouts with him called for help, authorities said.
About a dozen times in the last decade, sophisticated foreign hackers have gained enough remote access to control the operations networks that keep the lights on, according to top experts who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
In an interview with NPR, Obama said the failure to keep the public informed has contributed to fears that not enough is being done.
A look back at some of the stories that made national headlines in 2015.
Authorities say the woman repeatedly swerved Sunday onto the sidewalk packed with tourists in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood casino-hotels.
Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year’s Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the average price of regular gas fell 4 cents in the past two weeks, to $2.06 per gallon.
Just minutes before the bus hit the vehicle, authorities had gotten a call that a vehicle being driven erratically had hit a concrete barrier and become disabled.
The plane sent a mayday call. Rescuers located the wreckage southwest of Bakersfield, about three hours after receiving an alert from the FAA about it missing.
No one knows who the donor is. The anonymous donation began appearing in kettles in the late 1970s.
Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world’s first full-sized nuclear reactor.
Neither side released details about the pact pending ratification by members of more than two dozen locals unions at the facilities.
Someone broke into the church and stole hundreds of dollars worth of toys, including dolls and board games.
Police are investigating what caused the driver to lose control and smash through the window of the fast food restaurant.
Dark money refers to political spending by nonprofit groups that don’t report the source of their contributions. It accounted for more than $300 million in spending in the 2012 elections.