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Dec 27, 2012 8:02PM ET
General H. Norman Schwarzkoph, the general who commanded coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War, died on Thursday, a U.S. official told the AP. He was 78.
Dec 27, 2012 7:52PM ET
Nathan Weaver was trying to figure out how to make it safer for turtles to cross highways. What he ended up finding was that there will always be drivers who intentionally run over or try and aim their vehicles at the defenseless reptiles.
Dec 27, 2012 6:52PM ET
The team hasn't used their "Screaming Indian" logo in any capacity since 1989. Today, some 23 years later, they're bringing the offensive Native American imagery back — not that anyone in particular was asking for it.
Dec 27, 2012 5:44PM ET
After alternating statements from his family spokesman Wednesday, a different family aide swooped in late Thursday with some good news: "put the harps back in the closet," former chief of staff Jean Becker wrote in an email to Bush family and friends.
Dec 27, 2012 5:02PM ET
After a brutal gang rape that shocked the country, India's government promised to publicly post the photos, names, and addresses of rapists. The announcement came on the same day a gang rape victim committed suicide after pressure to marry one of her attackers.
Dec 27, 2012 3:50PM ET
Federal authorities have arrested Nouel Alba, who they allege posed as an aunt of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Newtown shootings, claimed to have identified his body, and proceeded to collect and solicit money over Facebook.
Dec 27, 2012 9:22AM ET
As part of The Atlantic Wire's Year in Review, we've gathered our favorites from among all the ridiculous, kernel-of-truth in a popcorn-bowl-of-pleasure stories reported by the Times and beyond, and bestowed them with their own special awards.
Dec 26, 2012 5:07PM ET
It might be a mini-deal, but still: members of Congress are expected to go back to work Thursday, and lawmakers seem to realize that their theatrics are wearing thin on the American public.
Dec 26, 2012 4:17PM ET
We've collected visual evidence of Westboro's severe left-wing behavior to back up Fox News's bold assertion.
Dec 26, 2012 3:12PM ET
The National Weather Service said that 34 tornadoes touched down on Christmas Day as a massive storm system continues to move across the country. This is how social media chased the twisters.
Dec 26, 2012 12:50PM ET
Because apparently Breezy Point hasn't had enough of its sad images this year, the Sandy-struck New York community discovered this poor guy Wednesday morning.
Dec 26, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Meet the Press host is actually under investigation for showing a 30-round magazine to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre this weekend, and the prospect of Gregory going to prison is actually making a lot of conservatives very happy.
Dec 26, 2012 10:11AM ET
A newspaper plotted everything on Google Maps, and the reaction over Christmas was swift and national, as the local story was swept up by the already powerful voice of gun owners on social media. Here were their main complaints about getting outed.
Dec 21, 2012 4:20PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Dec 21, 2012 12:49PM ET
Perhaps the most talked-about moment from the NRA's already eventful press conference came when Wayne LaPierre called out the "corrupting shadow industry" of video games — then cited 10 year old titles like they were good evidence.
Dec 21, 2012 10:59AM ET
Al Alverson got his daughter an iPad Mini for Christmas, which FedEx dropped on his doorstep Wednesday. Later that day, a UPS delivery man stole it right off of the front porch, which UPS denied ... until he showed them this video.
Dec 21, 2012 10:35AM ET
The Marine in charge of the squad caught urinating on dead members of the Taliban last year — on video — has been sentenced, and, well, all he's getting is a $500 fine and a demotion.
Dec 21, 2012 10:26AM ET
President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State today.
Dec 21, 2012 9:00AM ET
That the Apple CEO never got to enjoy his superyacht was disappointing enough, but now it doesn't look like anyone can.
Dec 20, 2012 5:40PM ET
ABC News's senior White house correspondent is leaving the network to become an anchor at CNN, and we play the guessing game for which slot he'll fill in new CNN boss Jeff Zucker's lineup.
Dec 20, 2012 3:32PM ET
The WikiLeaks founder re-emerged today for a Christmas address promising a leak guaranteed to affect "every country in this world." Fine, we'll bite. Maybe.
Dec 20, 2012 2:23PM ET
There was one piece of legislation introduced on the Senate floor yesterday in response to the Newtown shootings. It came ahead of any of the legislation from Sen. Dianne Feinstein or Vice President Biden's new commission. It was about video games. Why?
Dec 20, 2012 11:15AM ET
Membership is up, they tell us. People are giving more than usual, they say. We'll be back on Friday, they promised. But what's the truth about America's most powerful interest group after the massacre in Newtown?
Dec 20, 2012 9:16AM ET
Today the country has blessed us with Pyongyang Racer, the first video game ever to come out of North Korea, and just like their satellite, it's not very good.
Dec 19, 2012 5:56PM ET
Dec 19, 2012 5:10PM ET
The latest info from the investigation in Connecticut indicates that Nancy Lanza may have left her son alone at home before the shootings, and begins to paint a clearer picture of Adam Lanza himself.
Dec 19, 2012 4:51PM ET
You would think, after a 20-year-old with legal guns killed 20 first-graders, that the National Rifle Association wouldn't be doing too well — what with the initial outcry over its silence and the ensuing outcry over the gun lobby's brief statement late Tuesday. But you would be wrong.
Dec 19, 2012 2:56PM ET
The columnist responded to the controversy for the first time since calling the Redskins quarterback a "cornball brother" and being suspended by ESPN.
Dec 19, 2012 2:06PM ET
President Obama's highly anticipated press conference — in which he offered his strongest remarks about new gun legislation since the Newtown shootings, and officially announced a commission to be led by Vice President Biden — wasn't very interesting to the White House press pool. They wanted to talk about the fiscal cliff. Here's an anatomy of the insiders' priority shift.
Dec 19, 2012 11:35AM ET
The Anna-to-France mill has heated up again, this time by way of an "exclusive" this morning from The Hollywood Reporter's Tina Daunt.