An FBI special agent shot and killed man in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday morning, just hours after he was interrogated about the Boston Marathon bombings.
In another surprise twist in the investigation of the two North Texas district attorneys, the wife of the man considered to be the prime suspect has confessed to the crime and implicated her husband.
Tuesday night, in cruel echoes of a stubborn daytime before it, yielded precious but little new information the Boston bombs — and sad remembrances of one, two, and almost three of the dead. The bomber or bombers remained elusive, and President Obama was scheduled to visit the site of "an act of terror" Thursday. Catch up on the day after — and new medical information from Wednesday morning briefings — as authorities prepare for the days ahead.
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have successfully "grown" a kidney in a laboratory environment and transplanted it back into a healthy animal, raising the tantalizing possibility of a future with organs grown in lab dishes — and a potential end to donor shortages.
After 11 years of imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel has never gotten his day in court, but thanks to The New York Times op-ed page, he's finally getting his say in public.
Nicolas Maduro, the hand-picked successor of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, was declared the victor in Sunday's presidential election, though the surprisingly close vote may be contested by his rivals.
A wave of complaints about mainstream media bias crested on Friday with the belief in some circles that the murder trial of former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is being completely ignored by the national media.
After clearing an important hurdle in the French Senate this morning, a new bill that would allowing nationwide same-sex marriage will likely become law by the end of the summer.
The federal government has charged Scott London, a former partner at accounting powerhouse KPMG, of insider trading, in what might be one of the most stupidly brazen corporate crimes anyone has seen in quite some time.
A YouTube video of Syrian men graciously offering their services in defending the U.S. from impending annihilation by North Korea is a window into the sad reality of tens of thousands of murdered and disappeared people.
After several weeks of rising tensions and ever present threats of violence, both North and South Korea might finally be ready to start slowly backing away from each other with firing any shots.
The British Prime Minister's office has released the list of dignataires invited to next week's funeral for Margaret Thatcher, a roster of guests that includes the Queen and every living U.S. president.
An edited version of Quentin Tarantino's latest revenge-murder fest, Django Unchained, was supposed to open in China today, but was yanked from all its theaters—in some cases, even after the opening credits had already started rolling.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for an open spot on U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. — and it could open the door for the next Supreme Court nominee. Here's how.
As budget negotiations heat up, you're probably going to hear a lot of talk about "correcting the measure of inflation" or "chaining the CPI." Don't let your eyes glaze over, though, because this might be one of the most important proposals in the whole budget.
Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner and his very supportive wife Huma Abedin get a splashy cover profile in this weekend's The New York Times Magazine that basically uses 8,300 words to say one brief thing: He's going to run for office again.
By offering to raise taxes and cut entitlement spending at the same time, the new formal budget proposal from the Obama administration should sufficiently upset just about everyone who will have to vote on it.
It looks like 2014 will be a busy year for book readers hoping to learn more about the inner workings of the Obama administration. Financial crisis + foreign adventures + re-election = The Lord of Rings, White House Edition.
Ashley Judd won't be challenging Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat next year, but a leaked audiotape shows how the McConnell campaign considered all kinds of potential attacks—including bringing up Judd's mental health issues.
Because North Korea is nothing if not considerate, their state media warned any foreigners on the peninsula today that they might want to go home soon—unless want to take their chances of surviving "a merciless sacred retaliatory" thermonuclear war.
Plenty of politicians make enemies in their lives, but few have inspired as much vitriol from their critics as Margaret Thatcher. It's a hate that survived her exile from power, her late decline into dementia, and more than two decades of the passage of time. And it had no problem showing its face Monday as news of her death spread across the word.
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to ever serve as prime minister of the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 87. This is the story of a respected, controversial life as reactions arrive from across the globe.
Amid confusion over a South Korean statement about a possible nuclear test, North Korea has dropped a smaller bombshell on the peninsula, announcing they will effectively shutdown their joint-industrial complex near the border.
Every day, and especially of late, it seems we get new word of North Korea's latest provocation, but little is said about South Korea's role in this international standoff. Is is possible the neighboring nation (and United States) is deliberately pushing Kim Jong-un's buttons?
Even before he was elected, people have been asking what the new Pope intended to do. Now that he's answered them, they still don't just want more statements and apologies — they want action.
Tim Pernetti reportedly has been forced to resign, but says that if it was up-to-him, coach Mike Rice would have been fired a long time ago.
The good news is that unemployment rate actually went down to 7.6 percent, lower than it's been at any point since Obama took office. Based on what we're seeing from economics watchers across the spectrum, here are the big reactions — simplified.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is not getting any better today, as the North continues to posture as though it's ready to start a war.
Jeffrey Skilling's lawyers are negotiating a new sentencing deal that would put an end to a long-running legal process that has been going on for more than a decade now. But it's also stirring up mixed emotions.
Even though the man who is believed to have killed the head of Colorado's prison system was also shot and killed by police, authorities say they are now on the lookout for two more members of his white supremacist gang.
A fire broke out at a five-star hotel in the capital of Chechnya on Wednesday, damaging nearly every floor of the 35-story building — including an apartment owned by French tax-dodger Gerard Depardieu.
The economy is doing well, but could be doing better. So President Obama is reportedly reaching for a old idea that didn't work so well the last time.
Texas authorities have identified a "person of interest" in their investigation of the slayings of two district attorneys, but this new lead could take the case in another direction.
Every day hundreds of South Korean workers make their way across a special border crossing to work at a North Korean industrial complex that is jointly run by both nations. But not today.
The short answer, after he left an Indiana hospital Tuesday to join the Cardinals in Atlanta this weekend, is yes — but not for a while, and the fallout could have been worse for another player.
Apparently bored with conquering the entertainment world, Jay-Z has decided he wants to become a sports agent. Well, he's already got the first lesson down — how to poach clients from bigger agents.
After three assassinations in two months, top law enforcement officials are concerned that white supremacist prison gangs may be targeting them.
In the latest round of back-and-forth provocations, North Korea announced today it would restart its nuclear program and will no longer hide the fact that its planning to use it to make bombs.
If it seems like more and more kids these days are coming down with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you're not going crazy. The numbers are through the roof.
The Des Moines Register is in a bit of hot water after they published an interactive Google Map revealing the level of security in most Iowa's school districts. As you might imagine, the NRA crowd was not pleased, and the map has been taken down.
Chinese state media has reported that 83 workers have been buried in a massive landslide in Tibet, but that efforts are being made to bring them out alive. Those efforts aren't looking too good.
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