Scotland and the UK would have a host of thorny issues to hammer out before the breakaway became official.
President Obama vowed to deport serious, violent criminals before others, but many deportees have no criminal record.
Based on past deployments, Gov. Rick Perry's move could cost Texas more than 8,000 jobs a year, a study finds.
Oskar Groening, one of the last living former members of the SS, is charged with assisting Nazis in the deaths of 300,000 people in 1944.
While the U.S. debates raising minimum wages, its Southern neighbors are doing just that -- but inflation may make their efforts in vain.
The discovery of coca plants in Mexico hints at a big shift in Mexican cocaine operations, but don’t count on major changes soon.
Chilean judges haven't invoked the law since 1998, but repealing it would be a landmark human rights move nonetheless.
The new plan aims to sidestep a U.S. court ruling in June that favored Argentina's hedge-fund bondholders.
Immigration detention costs U.S. taxpayers around $2 million a year. Cheaper -- and, some say, more humane -- alternatives already exist.
Cash-strapped Venezuela is seeking out a buyer for its U.S. oil subsidiary in a deal that could be worth as much as $10 billion.
Chile has enviably low rates of violence, but a spate of bomb attacks has the country worried. Are anarchists to blame?
Some are frustrated by Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration, but others say that was never a solution anyway.
Mexico hopes a new $9.2 billion airport will become Latin America's biggest travel hub. But the plans are opening up old wounds.
Most undocumented immigrants have lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years, and more than a third have children who are U.S. citizens.
Two very different experiments in digital currency are evolving in Latin America, including the world's first statewide Bitcoin experiment.
The northern state of Coahuila became the first jurisdiction outside of Mexico City to legalize same-sex marriage.
The president is expected to announce executive orders on immigration reform after Labor Day. Here are five possible actions he could take.
The precedent-setting ruling caps off a 20-year struggle and could affect hundreds of Central American women currently facing deportation.
More than 37,000 of the Central American child migrants who have come into the U.S. this year are now set to enter public-school systems.
DR Congo officials confirmed two people in the country have died from Ebola, but said the cases were unrelated to West Africa outbreak.
Al-Jazeera reports Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist, was freed after being kidnapped near Syria two years ago.
At least 100 people were injured by a 6.1-magnitude quake that heavily damaged downtown Napa, California.; governor declared emergency.
Militants from the Islamic State broke into the last government-controlled military base in Raqqa on Sunday, according to human rights activists.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday it downed an Israeli spy plane approaching the Natanz nuclear site.
Venezuelans will soon have to track their purchases through fingerprint scanners, in the government's latest effort to combat chronic shortages.
One Arizona church is openly defying U.S. immigration authorities by sheltering immigrants scheduled for deportation.
Fears of salmonella contamination have prompted nSpired Natural Foods to recall some nut butters sold at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
Foley's family members took to social media to honor the journalist's life and plead for ISIS members to spare the lives of other hostages.
ISIS said the life of a man believed to be Steven Sotloff, a journalist who went missing last August, depends on Obama's actions in Iraq.
U.S. officials attribute the recent slowdown to enforcement campaigns, but the numbers have always dipped in the summer.