Mahmoud Abbas Demands Final Peace Deal With Israel in Speech at U.N.

    Speaking for the first time in the name of the State of Palestine, Abbas said raising the UN status of Palestine to observer state was not aimed at deligitimizing Israel, but “to consecrate the legitimacy of a State that must exist, which is Palestine.”

    Bud Selig Will Retire as Baseball Commissioner in 2015

    Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig will retire at the end of his current term in January 2015, the league said on Thursday.

    93-Year-Old Auschwitz Guard Charged as No. 4 Nazi Killer

    German prosecutors on Thursday charged a 93-year-old alleged former guard at the Auschwitz death camp as an accessory to murder, part of a renewed drive to bring lower-level Nazi collaborators to justice before they die.

    Norman Lamm Unable To Testify in Yeshiva Abuse Suit, Doctor Says

    The former chancellor of Yeshiva University may be excused from testifying at in the $380 million sex abuse lawsuit currently pending against the Modern Orthodox institution, the New York Post reported Thursday.

    John Kerry Looks Forward to 'Good' Nuclear Meeting With Iran

    Secretary of State John Kerry said he looked forward to a “good meeting” with Iran and major powers on Thursday but would not address what Iran needed to do to show a genuine desire to address its nuclear program.