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While reporting for Sky News, journalist Colin Brazier rummaged through a victim's open suitcase, before pausing. "We shouldn't really be doing this I suppose, really," he said to the camera.
Jul 30, 2014 7:37PM ET
This is the second time in 13 years, the country has gone into default on its debt, though an overtime deal is still possible.
Jul 30, 2014 6:31PM ET
Republicans overcame staunch Democratic opposition to pass a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of changing his health care law without approval from Congress.
Jul 30, 2014 5:50PM ET
Backstreet is not back.
Jul 30, 2014 5:26PM ET
Rev. Richard Cizik wrote in his prepared remarks that it's his "conviction as an evangelical Christian that we must be stewards of God’s creation.”
Jul 30, 2014 4:47PM ET
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House approved a bipartisan compromise responding to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill now heads to the Senate, which could pass it this week.
Jul 30, 2014 4:25PM ET
Two American Peace Corps volunteers have been isolated after being exposed to the widening Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Jul 30, 2014 4:23PM ET
Short answer: Because Microsoft knows what it's doing and wants to win China back.
Jul 30, 2014 4:04PM ET
In loving memory of Facebook Gifts: No one used you, and you made us feel kind of weird. 2008-2014.
Jul 30, 2014 3:58PM ET
Hillary Clinton's book tour is still going on... and on... and on...
Jul 30, 2014 3:35PM ET
Our Emmy preview continues with a look at the episodes submitted by the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Jul 30, 2014 3:04PM ET
PETA, everyone's least favorite purveyor of cheap political stunts, has offered to pay the overdue water bills of ten Detroit residents if they pledge to go vegan. The apogee of sadness: Detroiters are taking them up on it.
Jul 30, 2014 3:00PM ET
The bad mortgages were issued by Countrywide between 2007 and 2008. Last year, a jury found Rebecca Mairone, a former Countrywide executive, guilty of defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Jul 30, 2014 2:49PM ET
He was amazing in The Iron Giant fifteen years ago, and he nails it once again in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Jul 30, 2014 2:44PM ET
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has had enough with polluters. According to reports, he's now threatening to seize the cars of people who defile the country by dumping their trash anywhere but the garbage.
Jul 30, 2014 2:16PM ET
Lest you think that the latest from Christopher Nolan was going to be all sci-fi mumbo jumbo without a strong emotional core, the new trailer for Interstellar is here to prove you wrong.
Jul 30, 2014 1:53PM ET
"I know they're not that happy that I'm president but that's okay. I've only got a couple of years left," President Obama said.
Jul 30, 2014 1:36PM ET
In Technicolor is unquestionably a bomb – and that's a shame, because it's easily one of the best pop albums of the year.
Jul 30, 2014 1:11PM ET
Lawmakers have a long to-do list but little time to complete it before the annual summer recess begins on Friday.
Jul 30, 2014 12:30PM ET
In a poll of 1,501 people across six large Russian cities, Levada asked "Have you heard about the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in the sky about Ukraine, and if so, why, in your opinion, did this plane crash?"
Jul 30, 2014 12:17PM ET
The United States surgeon general, in an unprecedented move, issued a call to action Tuesday for Americans to apply sun protection to prevent skin cancer.
Jul 30, 2014 12:15PM ET
"Maureen hated him for not being around, for serving the public night and day and not having anything left for her," Bob McDonnell's lawyer told the jury.
Jul 30, 2014 11:38AM ET
A Rosneft executive told the press that "As far as we know, Exxon does not have plans to stop cooperation with Rosneft, and we hope the situation will not go that far."
Jul 30, 2014 11:23AM ET
They can be fun, and they're brilliant marketing, but they usually don't have much to do with the movie you just watched.
Jul 30, 2014 11:21AM ET
Islamist militant group Boko Haram reportedly targeted Kano Polytechnic, a college in northern Nigeria, the BBC reported.
Jul 30, 2014 11:20AM ET
Our Emmy preview continues with a look at the episodes submitted by the nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Jul 30, 2014 10:45AM ET
Justin Wolfers on the stimulus, Dana Milbank on Kerry, Robin Harding on stagnation, Aaron David Miller on the Middle East, and Jonathan Bernstein on polarization.
Jul 30, 2014 10:19AM ET
Girls star Allison Williams will be playing Peter Pan in NBC's live version of the classic musical. Yes, let that sink in for a second, Marnie will be playing Peter Pan.
Jul 30, 2014 10:14AM ET
After a week of silence, Iranian authorities on Tuesday released one of the four American journalists detained for a yet-to-be announced reason, a source close to the family said.
Jul 30, 2014 10:06AM ET
For the second time in a week, North Korea fired projectiles into the Sea of Japan. It's been an exceptionally missile-heavy 2014 for the isolated regime.