Theresa May asks EU for short Brexit delay - live updates

British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask for a short extension to the process of leaving the European Union.

A Syrian refugee and his son are first victims to be buried in Christchurch

Zaid Mustafa should have been at school on Wednesday. Instead, he was being pushed in a wheelchair to the graves of his father and brother, surrounded by mourning strangers in a country he had only recently made home.

'Peppa Pig' is sexist, London Fire Brigade says

Peppa Pig, the perky little porcine beloved of preschoolers across the world, is at the center of a sexism row, after London's fire service accused makers of the hit show of using "out of date stereotypical gender specific wording."

19 best places to travel for the spring of 2019

Choosing between a world-class flower festival, Argentine wine harvest or trans-Africa road rally may be tough for travelers, but spring is calling and it's time to make a choice.

The first day of spring is here. Here's what you should know about the spring equinox

What is it? How do people celebrate it? And more

Spring equinox 2019: Ancient traditions echo in our modern world

Spring equinox, also called the vernal equinox, is here. Find out how ancient traditions still echo in our modern world, and also discover what's special about 2019.

Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels star to agree richest deal in sport with $430 million deal

Mike Trout, one of the most sought-after baseball players of his generation, looks set to agree a 12-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels worth a stunning $430 million, according to multiple reports.

The Article 50 Brexit delay will only be a short one, Theresa May says

Theresa May will not request a long delay to Brexit from European leaders, according to Downing Street sources.

John Hickenlooper: What I'd do for America's workers

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper writes that we need to bring people together to create a national strategy that minimizes the gap between the skills our people have and the skills a 21st century economy needs.

No-deal Brexit happens next week and no one knows if the EU will stop it

Theresa May will this week ask the EU for an extension to Article 50, the legal process by which Brexit is happening. How will it respond?

More than 300 million people will celebrate Nowruz (and you should, too)

For millions of people across the globe, Nowruz is no small celebration. Think Christmas, New Year's and Fourth of July combined -- and add to that fire festivities, delicious meats, rice and spices, family gatherings, street dances and loud banging on pots.

Tayla Harris: How 'repulsive' social media comments sparked outrage in Australia

It is a picture which has been described as showing a "great athlete at her most powerful." Tayla Harris, a star forward for the Australian Football League women's side Carlton is captured in the air having kicked the first goal of the game in a match between her side, the Blues, and Western Bulldogs.

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday it has approved the first medication specifically targeted to treat postpartum depression in women. The treatment is administered as a single 60-hour IV drip, and could offer new hope to moms.

What's moving markets today

Here's what investors are paying attention to.

It's a watershed moment for gun control in New Zealand, but there are no quick fixes

In the wake of last Friday's attacks in Christchurch in which 50 people were killed, New Zealand faces a defining moment on the availability of guns in society.

Progressive groups to host April summit with 2020 candidates

A group of progressive organizations will host a summit with 2020 presidential candidates in Washington, DC, next month, aiming to reinforce their issues heading into next year's Democratic primary.

Why Democrats hate the Electoral College and Republicans love it

Funny thing. Democrats, who keep losing elections where they get more votes, want to get rid of the Electoral College and Republicans, who keep winning elections where they get less votes, want to keep it.

It just became easier for employers to dump retirees' pensions

Traditional pensions are disappearing in America, and the federal government just made it easier for employers to get rid of them.

EU hits Google with third antitrust fine

Europe has slapped Google with another big antitrust fine, the third in a series of billion-dollar penalties the US tech giant has faced for hindering competition.

Top oversight Democrat accuses White House of 'unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction'

House Oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings accused the White House of an "unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday as his committee seeks information related to multiple ongoing investigations into the Trump administration.

Partisan squabbles shadow Congress' efforts to lower drug prices

It was supposed to be one of the few areas of bipartisanship.

Now-extinguished Deer Park blaze joins the list of explosions and fires that have rocked the Houston area

The petrochemical facility fire that brought towers of black clouds, heavy smoke and bursts of flames to Deer Park, Texas before it was extinguished early Wednesday was not an unfamiliar site for the area.

New Zealand terror suspect planned third attack, police chief says

The suspect accused of carrying out Friday's terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, was likely on his way to carry out a third shooting before he was stopped by authorities, New Zealand's top police official said.

Turkey's Erdogan sparks diplomatic row by invoking Gallipoli in aftermath of Christchurch terror attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic row by linking the Australian gunman in the Christchurch mosque massacres to a battle involving Australian and New Zealand troops in his own country more than a century ago.

Tyler Perry jumps in to help a single mother's family after she was shot to death

Last week, a Georgia family thought they might lose their home after their mom was shot to death outside a bank. Now, thanks to celebrity Tyler Perry, they will keep their home and more.

A Texas petrochemical facility fire has been extinguished, 4 days after it started

The fire in the suburban Houston area sent towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.

5 things to know for March 20: Mueller, Electoral College, Christchurch, Monsanto

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Hong Kong reveals plan to build one of the world's largest artificial islands

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands, at a cost of around $80 billion.

The remains of a World War II aircraft carrier, unseen for 75 years, have been found

Nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the South Pacific, a remote-controlled research craft has glimpsed the hull of an aircraft carrier, the USS Wasp, that hadn't been seen since 1942.

Boeing has been here before. What four fatal crashes from the 1960s say about the 737 Max crisis

During a four-month period in late 1965 and early 1966, four new Boeing 727 jets crashed. Boeing obviously survived the crisis from the mid '60s. So what lessons can it apply to its current situation?