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May 22, 2014 2:44AM ET
General Motors announced yet another vehicle recall today, marking its 29th in the United States this year.
May 22, 2014 2:01AM ET
The United Nations Security Council is planning to vote on Thursday about whether to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate claims of war crimes in Syria.
May 22, 2014 12:33AM ET
Both the New York Daily News and the New York Post reported on Wednesday about a brief cocktail reception held Tuesday evening at the 9/11 Museum, which opened the following day.
May 21, 2014 3:18AM ET
The planned headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is 11 years behind schedule and $1.5 billion over budget, and officials are increasingly considering just calling the whole project a mulligan.
May 21, 2014 2:24AM ET
The Justice Department plans on making public a 2011 memo detailing the legal justification for killing suspected terrorists overseas, even if they are American citizens.
May 21, 2014 12:33AM ET
A series of back-and-forth 11th-hour reversals has come to a temporary lull as, almost an hour before Russell Bucklew was scheduled to be executed in Missouri, Justice Samuel Alito has halted the execution.
May 20, 2014 3:10AM ET
Three years after the Central Intelligence Agency used vaccination programs as part of a campaign to track down Osama Bin Laden, the White House has promised that that particular tactic is no longer part of the agency’s playbook.
May 20, 2014 2:30AM ET
Officials at federal health agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and National Institute of Health, have been accused of ethical misconduct.
May 20, 2014 12:57AM ET
The Justice Department unsealed an indictment on Monday charging five members of China’s People’s Liberations Army with committing cyberattacks.
May 19, 2014 2:47AM ET
Following a catastrophe that left 301 coal miners dead, Turkish officials arrested four people, including three company executives, on Friday and detained 25 others.
May 19, 2014 1:11AM ET
Reports broke on Sunday evening that YouTube, the uncontested leader in online video, was in talks to buy Twitch, a relatively niche streaming service, in a deal totaling more than $1 billion.
May 16, 2014 2:44AM ET
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that evidence suggests that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been using chlorine in attacks on rebel forces and civilians in recent months.
May 16, 2014 1:43AM ET
A after a long day of tallying following a full month of voting, India's general results are in, and the opposition led by Narendra Modi has won a commanding majority.
May 15, 2014 3:29AM ET
As the search for more than 260 kidnapped schoolgirls continued on Wednesday, the government has announced that it refuses to negotiate with the group after a proposal earlier this week for the girls’ return in exchange for a prisoner release.
May 15, 2014 2:18AM ET
The full crew of the South Korean ferry that sunk last month has been indicted on charges of varying severity.
May 15, 2014 12:58AM ET
The employee at the Standard Hotel who leaked video of Solange getting into a fight with Jay Z is now a former employee.
May 14, 2014 2:30AM ET
Student lender Sallie Mae and Navient, a former unit and now-separate corporation, have agreed to pay $97 million in fines in order to settle allegations that they overcharged military members on student loans.
May 14, 2014 12:56AM ET
Angry rioters set fire to about 10 factories in Vietnam in protest of recent actions by the Chinese military to deploy an oil rig in the South China Sea.
May 13, 2014 3:14AM ET
In a speech set for Tuesday, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman will advocate for a reassessment of the government’s current “war on drugs” policy.
May 13, 2014 2:26AM ET
American officials announced on Monday that they had begun flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria in the hope of locating more than 200 missing girls who had been kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
May 13, 2014 1:01AM ET
One police officer was killed on Monday afternoon while responding to a call about a domestic dispute in New Hampshire.
May 12, 2014 3:25AM ET
After being closed for repairs for nearly three years, the Washington Monument is set to reopen to visitors on Monday.
May 12, 2014 2:54AM ET
Last week, South Korean and American authorities accused North Korea of sending drones into South Korean airspace to surveil military facilities. North Korea denied any involvement in a very colorful way.
May 12, 2014 1:18AM ET
In an interview that aired sunday on ABC’s This Week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he was “open” to reevaluating the Pentagon’s policy on transgender military members.
May 9, 2014 3:13AM ET
Following last month’s ferry sinking that left more than 300 passengers missing or dead, prosecutors are seeking to arrest the company’s president over claims of misconduct.
May 9, 2014 1:49AM ET
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to create a select committee to further investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
May 9, 2014 1:09AM ET
China and Vietnam continued a dispute over a Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea on Thursday, with the former acknowledging for the first time its use of water cannons as a method of deterring Vietnamese ships.
May 8, 2014 2:28AM ET
South Korea announced on Thursday that it had reached the conclusion that three surveillance drones found near the border belonged to North Korea.
May 8, 2014 1:09AM ET
France has reportedly written a resolution in the hopes of referring civil-war-torn Syria to the International Criminal Court.
May 7, 2014 3:14AM ET
A minor controversy erupted on Tuesday over reports that former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand had been invited to give this year’s commencement speech, but then allegedly had his offer rescinded.