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Qatar has been a key player in negotiation talks between terrorist organizations and the U.S.
Aug 26, 2014 6:11PM ET
A Coast Guard fired a single shot at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf. Somehow, were not at war with Iran.
Aug 26, 2014 5:39PM ET
Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted of three charges of viewing and promoting child pornography.
Aug 26, 2014 5:07PM ET
There is a 1,000 Euro award available to anyone with information that leads to the rescue of the 400 missing gnomes.
Aug 26, 2014 4:55PM ET
Sure, Mad Men might be the frontrunner, but it hasn't won in years, so the field is more wide-open than usual. Here are some early odds.
Aug 26, 2014 4:54PM ET
The New York Times Editorial Board declined to endorse anyone for the state's September 9 Democratic primary.
Aug 26, 2014 4:18PM ET
We met more than a dozen protestors on the frontlines of Ferguson, Missouri, and allowed them to speak for themselves.
Aug 26, 2014 4:14PM ET
Beyoncé is the dancing woman emoji, because of course she is, don't be ridiculous.
Aug 26, 2014 4:08PM ET
While reports first indicated that Josh Shaw sprained both his ankles rescuing a nephew, others are now questioning his story.
Aug 26, 2014 3:51PM ET
Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was living in San Diego before he went abroad, was killed during fighting over the weekend.
Aug 26, 2014 3:04PM ET
During a segment with Bill O'Reilly on white privilege and Ferguson, the Fox News anchor shocked the internet when she said white privilege might exist. But in that same segment Kelly alluded to her own history of awarding racial fear mongering air time.
Aug 26, 2014 3:03PM ET
For the cost of ... free, you too can make fancy time lapse videos.
Aug 26, 2014 2:37PM ET
John Boehner made a startling revelation Tuesday in a new video released by his office: The Speaker of the House is little more than a wind-up monkey operated by his staff. We couldn't agree more.
Aug 26, 2014 2:23PM ET
Even though the companies now have over 18,000 combined stores, they are at a mere fraction of their breakfast sandwich competitors.
Aug 26, 2014 2:11PM ET
I approached the Arby's cautiously and from the west. Outside was an all-caps sign that read "WE HAVE THE MEATS," an invitation to my own demise.
Aug 26, 2014 1:51PM ET
ISIL has identified a third American hostage, a 26-year-old American woman who had been doing humanitarian relief work in Syria before being kidnapped a year ago.
Aug 26, 2014 1:20PM ET
Also new to Spotify this week: Jessie Ware, The New Pornographers, Maroon 5, and more.
Aug 26, 2014 1:14PM ET
Unless you think it makes sense to ask someone to "build an egg detector."
Aug 26, 2014 1:06PM ET
President Obama mixed bluster with caution in a speech to the American Legion Tuesday. He repeated his warning to the Islamic State but didn't budge off his opposition to sending ground troops to Iraq.
Aug 26, 2014 12:57PM ET
The rent is too damn high, and Jimmy McMillan is too damn fed up with it, so he's going to be running for the damn governor of New York. Again.
Aug 26, 2014 12:39PM ET
The stress of flying doesn't end when you make it to your seat.
Aug 26, 2014 12:38PM ET
Elon Musk is a pretty busy dude. He's launching space ships and open sourcing all kinds of electric car technology. He's tweeting a lot. And somehow, he still has time to read the paper.
Aug 26, 2014 12:13PM ET
Sen. Mark Pryor brings the Ebola outbreak to Arkansas by criticizing his opponent for voting against funding for pandemic responses.
Aug 26, 2014 12:10PM ET
Amy Davidson on Assad as a partner, Bloomberg View on Afghanistan vs. Iraq, USA Today on police cameras, The Financial Times on Ebola, and Michael Gerson on Obama's seeming aloofness.
Aug 26, 2014 11:24AM ET
Though discussions are just beginning, Poroshenko has already described the "intensity of the dialogue" as "very high."
Aug 26, 2014 10:52AM ET
The billionaire investor has been unofficial spokesperson for higher corporate taxes, but this won't help that campaign.
Aug 26, 2014 10:47AM ET
A senior Palestinian official told the AFP on Tuesday that an elusive long-term truce agreement has been reached between Israel and Palestinians after nearly two months of fighting. Later, Israeli officials confirmed it.
Aug 26, 2014 10:21AM ET
Rosamund Pike's Amy gets a bit more focus in a third trailer that premiered during the Emmys last night.
Aug 26, 2014 10:18AM ET
As the wind chimes tinkled after every Breaking Bad win, viewers got angrier. What was the orchestra thinking?
Aug 26, 2014 9:56AM ET
Falling groundwater levels prove problematic to the company's expansion efforts in India.