People all over the globe are observing the new year with celebrations and somber gatherings.
Lasting images from the top news stories of the past year.
Remembering those who made a mark and left us in 2014
Santa Claus popped into to bring holiday cheer to parents and babies born too early and who are too small to go home for the holidays.
As predicted, snow began to fall late Wednesday December 17, 2014 into Thursday morning December 18, 2014.
Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning ru…
Britain’s Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday. His wife, Kate, visited with preschoolers in New York…
On December 10, 2014 rush hour in the capital city turned dangerous for drivers due to icy conditions.
Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers march through California streets.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Thousands celebrated in the heart of Manhattan on Wednesday night as they watched the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefe…
The car was one of eight classic and historic Corvettes extracted from the sinkhole in the floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling …
This year’s theme for the White House decorations is “a children’s winter wonderland.”
Killing two students and an adult and injuring another 27 people.
Thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-yea…
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan.
Tallahassee police investigate the scene of a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, F…
Snow pummeled some areas up North with as much as 6 feet of accumulation.
A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asl…
A European spacecraft made history November 12, 2014 by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet.
Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 with parades, speeches and military discounts.
Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull was invited to witness a tremendous catch for a small Alaskan community — a bowhead whale.
America headed to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, with many pessimistic about the nation’s future.
Voters in Northeast Kansas headed to the polls Tuesday November 4, 2014 to vote in the 2014 General Election.