Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea's first female president

(CNN) -- Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, though it's the decisions she'll make in office -- especially given the specter of a nuclear-armed North Korea -- that may better define ho

And the biggest surprise of the night goes to...Michelle Obama

(CNN) -- When actor Jack Nicholson stepped on the Oscar stage Sunday night to announce the nominees for best picture, few expected him to toss to a co-presenter.

Donations pour in for homeless man who returned diamond ring

(CNN) -- Talk about good karma. Well-wishers from around the world are opening their wallets to a homeless man who returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup. "I actually feel

WWII Purple Heart found inside flea market record player

Simpsonville, SC (WHNS) -- A Purple Heart, earned by a fallen Upstate soldier in World War II, has been returned to his family 70 years later. The piece was found last October, rattling inside a record player bought at the Anderson Jockey lot.

'Tenacious' 2-year-old shot in mom's murder-suicide turns tragedy into triumph

Denver (KDVR) -- Some day, Isabel Perez will learn that she was shot by her mother. She'll also learn that her mother committed suicide after killing her sister and brother on the same tragic day in early February 2013.

Spock, Kirk urge Trekkies to vote Vulcan as new name of Pluto moon

(CNN) -- It's logical -- especially when it has the support of Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Cuban President Raul Castro says he'll leave in 2018

HAVANA (CNN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro said Sunday that he would step down from power in 2018, when his second term as president is set to end.

Coburn: Bolstering background checks not a done deal

(CNN) -- Ramping up background checks on gun sales, which is regarded as the gun control measure with the best possible chance of gaining congressional approval, is by no means a sure thing, a key player in gun legislation negotiations said Sun

Slavery lesson in elementary math class sparks outcry

(CNN) -- A math homework assignment that asked fourth grade students to tally the number of slaves on a ship has sparked outrage among parents and administrators in Manhattan. The assignment was devised by another group of students, after they app