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Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned at the start of the holiday weekend, citing concerns that his connection to an Iowa pay-for-play scandal would hurt senator's reelection bid.
Aug 29, 2014 4:59PM ET
A Ghostbusters anniversary re-release leads the last weekend of this summer of box office poison.
Aug 29, 2014 4:28PM ET
Now, will he give up?
Aug 29, 2014 4:09PM ET
President Obama affirmed that there would be no American boots on the ground in response to Russia's recently amped up aggression against Ukraine. The markets may being doing the work for him.
Aug 29, 2014 3:17PM ET
Gun sales are down. But that doesn't mean that gun control advocates have won.
Aug 29, 2014 2:41PM ET
First a rosé shortage and now this? What's next?
Aug 29, 2014 2:08PM ET
A U.N. committee urged the U.S. Friday to stop police brutality, in light of the shooting of Michael Brown that set off the riots in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug 29, 2014 1:47PM ET
The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.
Aug 29, 2014 1:14PM ET
The contest wraps up this week, and to no one's surprise, "Fancy" won. But why could none of its competitors gain any traction?
Aug 29, 2014 12:55PM ET
The lead in Angelina Jolie's upcoming prisoner of war drama Unbroken gives a memorable performance in this brutally violent, stunningly real film.
Aug 29, 2014 12:50PM ET
The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.
Aug 29, 2014 12:37PM ET
A day after 43 United Nations peacekeepers were detained by Islamist rebels from the al-Nusra Front, 75 members of the same U.N. peacekeeping force near the border between Israel and Syria are reportedly engaged in a stand-off with the Syrian rebels.
Aug 29, 2014 12:35PM ET
Chelsea Clinton is saying goodbye to NBC, where she had spent nearly three years as a special correspondent, to prepare for motherhood and to devote more time to charity work.
Aug 29, 2014 12:10PM ET
"The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit," press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Aug 29, 2014 12:10PM ET
Earlier this summer, President Obama said he planned to enact immigration executive actions "before the end of the summer," after receiving recommendations from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Aug 29, 2014 11:06AM ET
A brand new trailer hits our top spot, along with placements for Daniel Radcliffe, Shailene Woodley, and a big balloon-animal-looking thing.
Aug 29, 2014 10:52AM ET
The announcement comes just after MAS was hit with over $97 million in net losses during the second quarter.
Aug 29, 2014 10:40AM ET
No more winks, nudges, or shoddy modem connections cutting into your emoticon battles with your best friend: Microsoft's MSN Messenger will officially be signing off Oct. 31.
Aug 29, 2014 10:23AM ET
David Ignatius on Saudi Arabia, Angus Roxburgh on Russian sanctions, Marc Champion on NATO arming Ukraine, The New York Times on kids and guns, Jonathan Cohn on the Republican Party.
Aug 29, 2014 10:22AM ET
"You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform, to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss of those who hear me into my song’s form." What?
Aug 29, 2014 10:13AM ET
It's the first time in three years the threat level in the U.K. has been that high, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Aug 29, 2014 10:04AM ET
Sen. Mary Landrieu lists her parents' Louisiana home as her primary residence in the state, raising questions over whether she actually lives in the state.
Aug 29, 2014 9:49AM ET
Reality TV, more than almost any other genre, lets its faded hits stick around. But most remain enjoyable long past their prime.
Aug 29, 2014 9:20AM ET
Senegal confirmed its first case Friday, and the World Health Organization said this week has seen more cases than any other week of the outbreak.
Aug 29, 2014 9:17AM ET
The pilot of the military jet that crashed in Virginia on Wednesday was killed in the incident, military officials said in a press conference Thursday.
Aug 29, 2014 9:10AM ET
According to a shocking United Nations report, nearly half of all Syrians have either left the country and become internally displaced refugees.
Aug 29, 2014 9:05AM ET
Wrapping up the show's informal catch-up week, Jon Stewart finally got to talking about our very own Indict Cowboy.
Aug 29, 2014 7:58AM ET
A day after Russian troops reportedly aided rebel separatists in the capture of strategic Ukrainian towns, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the rebels to release captured Ukrainian soldiers to avoid further bloodshed.
Aug 29, 2014 7:04AM ET
According to reports, ISIL released a video of the radical Sunni terrorist group beheading a Kurdish peshmerga fighter as a warning to Kurds in Iraq.
Aug 28, 2014 11:07PM ET
The Icelandic Meteorological Office reports that a fissure eruption has occurred at the site of the Bárðarbunga volcano, meaning lava has cracked the surface.