Kerry Lays Out Case Against Syria, Says Chemical Attack Killed 1,429
Secretary of State John Kerry described how the government in Syria, led by President Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons in an attack on its own citizens, killing 1,429 people, including 426 children. Kerry suggested that the United States must respond, or take the chance that other dictato…
Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty
Major Nidal Hasan was convicted on Friday of the premeditated murder of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009. As a result, he may be executed for his crimes.
New Movies: ‘Elysium,’ ‘Planes,’ ‘We’re the Millers,’ ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’
This weekend a foursome of features will contend for your moviegoing dollar, as the summer movie season starts to wind down.
Tony Stewart Breaks Leg in Crash at Southern Iowa Speedway
Tony Stewart broke two bones in his right leg Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway when his sprint car flipped multiple times as part of a four-car wreck.
12 MLB Players Accept 50-Game Suspensions for Biogenesis Connections [UPDATED]
Update 3:10 p.m. (EST): MLB has released an official statement confirming the suspensions of the players listed below. As for Alex Rodriguez, he will be suspended for 211 games, a period starting Thursday, August 8, and extending through the remainder of this season, the 2013 postseason and the full…
Possible Al Qaeda Threat Leads to Closure of Multiple U.S. Embassies, Travel Warning
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel warning Friday morning for Americans, as a result of possible threats from Al Qaeda. It will also temporarily close multiple consulates and embassies in countries located in the Middle East and North Africa starting Sunday, August 4.
Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%
The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.
Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding Enemy, Guilty of Espionage and Other Charges
Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked classified documents to the website Wikileaks in 2010, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the many charges brought against him. He will still go to jail, though, likely for a very long time, because he was convicted of num…
Dozens of Explosions at Florida Propane Plant Injure 8, Including 5 Critically
Late Monday night, a series of explosions rocked the Blue Rhino LP gas plant in Tavares, Florida, injuring eight workers, five of them critically.
FBI Busts Massive Child-Prostitution Ring, Rescues 105 Missing Kids
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that it executed an extensive operation over the weekend that led to the arrest of 150 people on child-prostitution charges and the rescue of 105 children.