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Ahead of the release of her memoir, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dished about some of the unsavory comments she endured from her colleagues after she had her first child.
Aug 27, 2014 1:36PM ET
On Wednesday, Shirley Sotloff released a videotaped plea to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL and the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, asking for her son's release.
Aug 27, 2014 12:41PM ET
As the United States considers airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, the United Nations says that both the Assad regime and ISIL are committing horrific war crimes as they battle for control of the country.
Aug 27, 2014 12:11PM ET
Despite the declarations of victory, the 50 days of battle between Israel, Hamas, and other groups in Gaza produced no real winners.
Aug 27, 2014 9:27AM ET
In yet another potentially volatile development, Syrian rebels from the Islamist Nusra Front reportedly grabbed control of the border crossing between Israel and Syria.
Aug 27, 2014 8:40AM ET
An Indian woman is quickly becoming an internet darling after fending off an attack by a leopard with a sickle.
Aug 27, 2014 7:56AM ET
One day after meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, more Russian troops reportedly streamed in eastern Ukraine to fight.
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 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 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 8:51AM ET
A day after being warned not to strike ISIL in Syria, American planes have reportedly started to conduct air surveillance flights over Syria on Tuesday.
Aug 26, 2014 7:02AM ET
What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown reportedly reveals that there were two distinct volleys of gunfire from Officer Darren Wilson's weapon.
Aug 25, 2014 4:01PM ET
The world is abuzz with news of a massive secret menu sandwich at Arby's. Here's what you need to know.
Aug 25, 2014 2:14PM ET
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly teamed up to launch two airstrikes against Islamist forces in Libya. Not even the United States knew it was going to happen.
Aug 25, 2014 10:13AM ET
The group has captured a town of more 300,000 residents and said they will place it under Islamic law.
Aug 25, 2014 8:51AM ET
Rams defensive end Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, is having a strong preseason, but may not make the St. Louis roster.
Aug 25, 2014 7:51AM ET
As the French economy stagnates, this is the second government reshuffle in just five months.
Aug 25, 2014 7:04AM ET
On Monday, Russia announced that it would be sending another batch of 'aid' trucks to resupply rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine with unknown goods. There were also reports of Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine.
Aug 22, 2014 4:45PM ET
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Riverside, say they discovered a hack that allows them access into Gmail apps with a 92 percent success rate.
Aug 22, 2014 1:35PM ET
Nearly 34 years after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman is awaiting the verdict of his latest parole hearing.
Aug 22, 2014 12:56PM ET
In a measure aimed at curbing food smuggling as well as food shortages currently plaguing Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has proposed having shoppers give fingerprints to make sure they aren't hoarding items.
Aug 22, 2014 9:42AM ET
According to the United Nations, as of April 2014, more than 191,000 people have died in the three years of the Syrian civil war. The true figures are expected to be higher.
Aug 22, 2014 8:18AM ET
One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel.
Aug 22, 2014 7:07AM ET
A 90-truck aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia on Friday without "clearance or participation of the International Red Cross" or Ukrainian agreement as previously negotiated.
Aug 21, 2014 2:01PM ET
The State Department has reportedly banned diplomats from participating in the ubiquitous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Aug 21, 2014 11:00AM ET
Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security advisor, told NPR that the American military effort against ISIL may not be restricted to Iraq.
Aug 21, 2014 8:14AM ET
A night without major incident passed through Ferguson for the first time in a week.
Aug 21, 2014 7:37AM ET
Dr. Kent Brantly, the medical worker who was infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, is said to have fully recovered and will be released from the hospital today.
Aug 21, 2014 6:43AM ET
The radical Sunni group had previously attempted to ransom Foley for 100 million euros.
Aug 20, 2014 4:40PM ET
A new study suggests that people who use e-readers are worse at remembering the plots to books than people who read physical books.