Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.
The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the U.N. one day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Modi said it's up to Pakistan to create an "appropriate atmosphere" for peace talks.
The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.
Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown a city that felt abandoned by others.
Seven airstrikes hit in Syria and three in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, which adds that Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated in some strikes.
In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.
Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.
The 89-year-old Mac Wiseman gained fame for his relaxed, articulate style and ability to adapt to many genres. On a new album, he dusts off a few family heirlooms.
Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.