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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 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 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 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.
Jul 30, 2014 8:43AM ET
The recent trend of failed humanitarian truces continued after Israel's call for a four-hour humanitarian window was rejected by Hamas. Nearly 100 Palestinians died in the fighting on Wednesday.
Jul 29, 2014 6:21PM ET
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that both McDonald’s and its franchisees are responsible for the treatment of workers.
Jul 29, 2014 1:40PM ET
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is having a busy day. He appeared in a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, called for new sanctions on Russia, and spoke about bringing peace to the Middle East, all before lunch.
Jul 29, 2014 11:56AM ET
The Russian assault on American fast food shows Putin's weakness, not his strength.
Jul 29, 2014 9:06AM ET
Hamas and the other groups in Gaza were reportedly set to announce a three-day truce, but Hamas has rejected that story and now says it may be interested in a one-day truce.
Jul 28, 2014 5:36PM ET
The rally had drawn a clear line: Hamas equals war and terrorism. Hummus equals whirled peas.
Jul 28, 2014 5:12PM ET
Florida officials have told beachgoers in the Sunshine State to take heed: There's a surge of flesh-eating bacterium that has killed ten and hospitalized dozens over the course of the past several years.
Jul 28, 2014 12:44PM ET
As a number of countries deal with incidents involving airborne planes, Libya's biggest airport is closed and ablaze as militias vie for control of the capital.
Jul 28, 2014 12:26PM ET
For an understanding of the particular ugliness of warfare between Israel and Hamas, look no further than Monday's incident involving a strike on Gaza's Shifa hospital. Both sides are blaming the other for the incident, which killed 10 and injured scores.
Jul 28, 2014 10:42AM ET
The British communications regulator Ofcom has ruled that a pre-scripted bit on the popular BBC TV show 'Top Gear' was racist. While we're at it, the executive producer's apology wasn't so thoughtful either.
Jul 27, 2014 11:31PM ET
Delegates from the House and Senate have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that will finally fix the mess that has plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare system.
Jul 27, 2014 6:22PM ET
The diplomatic dance between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, two leaders with a famously testy relationship, continued amid the one of the fastest-growing crises of both of their administrations.
Jul 27, 2014 3:38PM ET
In what's being described as "a savage attack," the wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali was kidnapped along with the mayor of Kolofata in a series of attacks on Sunday by Boko Haram.
Jul 27, 2014 1:26PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where ScarJo comes out on top and The Rock hangs tough.
Jul 27, 2014 11:56AM ET
According to a CNN/ORC poll, if President Obama and Mitt Romney were on the ballot for president today, Romney would win by nine points.
Jul 27, 2014 11:06AM ET
The New York Times editorial board launched the first in a six-part series on why the prohibition on marijuana should be repealed.
Jul 27, 2014 10:11AM ET
Late last night, Israel offered to extend a humanitarian truce that had held for much of Saturday. Hamas rejected it and resumed firing rockets through the night. On Sunday, after the Israeli Defense Forces started their counterattack, Hamas changed its mind.
Jul 27, 2014 9:02AM ET
Shelling and fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists prevented a group of international investigators from reaching the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site.
Jul 26, 2014 4:55PM ET
Plus, a new Godzilla sequel and the first footage from 'Batman v. Superman'
Jul 26, 2014 2:44PM ET
Pope Francis dropped in on lunch at the Vatican cafeteria on Friday "like a thunderbolt out of the blue," according the restaurant's chef.
Jul 26, 2014 1:27PM ET
Israel has decided to extend its humanitarian ceasefire for another 24 hours until late on Sunday. Hamas has reportedly rejected it.
Jul 26, 2014 11:29AM ET
Former players hoping to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame will face a more rigorous standard after Major League Baseball reduced the number of years that a player is eligible to be voted in.
Jul 26, 2014 10:31AM ET
The Greater Phoenix area was treated to a rush hour sand storm that completely covered the city, knocked out power to 12,000 residents, and delayed flights on Friday.
Jul 26, 2014 9:30AM ET
The American embassy in Tripoli was evacuated on Saturday as fighting between militias in Libya spread across the capital. Over 150 Americans were taken out of the country.
Jul 24, 2014 8:57AM ET
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel without achieving his goal of negotiating a ceasefire. Meanwhile, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's protest against the FAA's flight ban yielded results.
Jul 23, 2014 5:59PM ET
According to reports, when Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman in 2015, the 'Late Show' will stay in New York.