Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general. A U.S. counterterrorism operation in January accidentally killed two hostages. And today is the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
A tragic counterterrorism operation. A migrant crisis in Europe. Total recall of delicious products. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.
One American and one Italian hostage died in a January operation. Two other Americans affiliated with al-Qaeda were also killed in operations.
Saudi-led airstrikes continued in Yemen despite an announcement that the military campaign would end. European Union leaders are moving quickly to deal with Europe’s migrant crisis. And bask in the majesty of not two, but FOUR rainbows.
The Department of Justice will formally investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, who sustained a fatal injury while in police custody. Saudi Arabia says it has halted its military campaign in Yemen. And a new website that wants to inspire women in the male-dominated tech industry.
The U.S. is sending a warship to prevent Iranian convoys from supplying weapons to Huthi rebels in Yemen. Two people have been arrested in connection with a migrant boat capsizing in the Mediterranean, potentially killing hundreds. And a father celebrates his son with Down syndrome with a beautiful picture series.
South African authorities arrested more than 300 people in connection to the recent wave of violence against immigrants. A crisis in Europe is brewing as 700 migrants are feared dead after another Mediterranean shipwreck. And a soldier surprises his son after a year deployed abroad.
Congress introduced a bill giving President Obama greater authority to negotiate a huge trade deal. A shocking number of migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean Sea this year. And science has new evidence that (puppy) love is real.
More U.S. presidential candidates for 2016. An investigation into Google in the European Union. An Asian-Pacific trade agreement. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.
Fast food workers and organizers staged protests across the U.S. yesterday for workers’ rights. The U.S. Department of Education is working on a formal way to aid students deceived by predatory for-profit colleges. And a British clothing brand broadens the idea of what a modern family looks like.
European regulators formally accused Google of engaging in unfair, anti-competitive practices. President Obama supports Cuba’s removal from America’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. And an espresso machine … in SPACE!
Marco Rubio is the latest official U.S. presidential candidate. On this day last year, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria. And a sandwich shop owner in Oklahoma City has a heartwarming offer.
The police department in Tulsa, Oklahoma, released a video capturing a deputy’s comments during a shooting death of an unarmed black man. Hillary Clinton is officially in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. And Facebook helped a woman track down the owner of a lost gold ring.
The 2016 U.S. presidential race is heating up. The Summit of the Americas kicks off today with Cuba and the U.S. both in attendance for the first time. And a photographer celebrates her unbreakable, fearless daughters.
Rolling Stone retracts its sensational campus rape story. Another police-related shooting death. The Boston Marathon bomber has been found guilty. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.
Mayor of North Charleston, S.C., orders all city police officers to be equipped with body cameras after the shooting of an unarmed black man. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty in the Boston Marathon bombing — the jury will now decide if he gets the death penalty. And a blind artist who makes beautiful paintings.
Ferguson, Missouri, has three black City Council members after yesterday’s election — the most in the city’s history. A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with the murder of an unarmed black man. And a Long Island teenager wins college acceptance season.
Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, who is white, was charged with murder for shooting and killing Walter Scott, 50, while he was running away from the officer in North Charleston on Saturday. Police Thursday released dashcam footage of the traffic stop that led up to the shooting.
Ferguson, Missouri, will vote today in the first City Council elections since Michael Brown’s death. The Boston Marathon bombing trial begins jury deliberations today, with conviction a near certainty. And a romantic Burger King-sponsored wedding.
Kenya vows severe retaliation against the Somali extremist group responsible for Thursday’s attack on Garissa University College that left 148 people dead. Rolling Stone officially retracts its story on an alleged sexual assault at a University of Virginia fraternity party. And all the love you get when your name is actually Beyoncé.