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May 7, 2014 2:13AM ET
Two committees in the House of Representatives are working on bills to reform the National Security Agency and curb its domestic surveillance programs.
May 7, 2014 12:34AM ET
As outrage continues to mount over the kidnapping of more than two hundred girls by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, a second incident was reported by officials on Tuesday.
May 6, 2014 2:51AM ET
Six people were injured in a knife attack at a train station in Guangzhou on Tuesday morning.
May 6, 2014 1:38AM ET
Celebrities and Hollywood executives are calling for a boycott of the famous Beverly Hills Hotel due to the actions of its owner, the sultan of Brunei, Hossanal Bolkiah.
May 5, 2014 11:56PM ET
Fox debuted the first teaser for its Batman detective series Gotham tonight, starring Ben McKenzie as a young Jim Gordon.
May 5, 2014 2:46AM ET
Two studies published on Sunday assert that the blood of young mice “reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains.”
May 5, 2014 1:06AM ET
The fallout from a deeply flawed 60 Minutes report on Benghazi last October continues to play out at CBS News.
May 2, 2014 1:32AM ET
On Friday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet with President Obama amid a tense atmosphere that involves the ongoing situation in Ukraine as well as disagreements over the U.S.’s spying policies.
May 1, 2014 3:01AM ET
The Pentagon is currently in the process of reviewing grooming policies that some have said are racially biased against African Americans.
May 1, 2014 2:14AM ET
Despite last year’s agreement to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, the program has reportedly come to a stop over a debate about what to do with the facilities that stored the weapons.
Apr 30, 2014 9:39PM ET
Rob Ford just pulled a Rob Ford. The troubled crack smoking Toronto mayor appears to have been caught doing what he does best on video. Again.
Apr 30, 2014 2:26AM ET
Despite the perception that they are “too big to jail,” Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara, is moving closer to filing criminal charges against two large financial institutions.
Apr 30, 2014 12:28AM ET
On the heels of the first report from the White House’s task force on student sexual assault, the Obama administration has released a PSA for its 1 Is 2 Many campaign.
Apr 29, 2014 3:14AM ET
According to The New York Times, last summer, as Edward Snowden maneuvered around the globe seeking asylum, the former NSA contractor retained a lawyer, Plato Cacheris, famous for handling cases involving the Espionage Act.
Apr 29, 2014 2:20AM ET
Louisiana Representative Vance McAllister, who found himself in an infidelity scandal last week, has announced that he will serve out the remainder of his term but will not seek reelection.
Apr 29, 2014 1:15AM ET
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on Monday evening apologizing for comments he made last week about Israel’s risk of becoming “an apartheid state.”
Apr 23, 2014 3:28AM ET
Higher education wants to ban the selfie—at least temporarily.
Apr 23, 2014 2:35AM ET
On Tuesday, the Chemical Safety Board released its preliminary findings concerning last April’s explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, citing a snowballing lack of regulation at all levels of government.
Apr 23, 2014 12:48AM ET
Stephen Colbert made an appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday night for the first time since it was announced that he will be David Letterman’s successor.
Apr 22, 2014 3:05AM ET
According to Reuters, Obama administration officials have said that the troop count in Afghanistan could “drop well below 10,000,” a number which has been the America’s requested minimum in order to train security forces.
Apr 22, 2014 2:04AM ET
On Tuesday, President Obama will begin a weeklong trip to Asia, attempting to continue an effort he first announced nearly two and a half years ago to step up the United States’ presence in the region.
Apr 21, 2014 3:15AM ET
Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hots dogs because they are contained in the wrong packaging.
Apr 21, 2014 1:49AM ET
A 16-year-old boy managed to evade death and score a great deal on airfare after stowing away in the wheel well of an airliner on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Maui.
Apr 21, 2014 1:01AM ET
According to partial election results released on Sunday, Abdullah Abdullah currently leads the race to become the next president of Afghanistan, but a runoff is likely.
Apr 18, 2014 2:51AM ET
On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, an extremely unique sight given the harsh sanctions imposed on the country by the United States and other Western nations.
Apr 18, 2014 1:30AM ET
An avalanche on Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, swept through an area just below Camp 2 early Friday morning, killing at least 12 local guides.
Apr 17, 2014 11:59PM ET
You could be forgiven for thinking that Clint Eastwood isn’t the best choice to direct a musical about rock ’n roll icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Apr 17, 2014 2:44AM ET
As the pressure continues to mount for General Motors over its ignition switch recall, the company has asked a judge to delay action on the ignition lawsuits.
Apr 17, 2014 2:03AM ET
On Tuesday, Canadian police arrested a 19-year-old man in Ontario for allegedly hacking into the country’s tax agency by using the Heartbleed exploit—the first such arrest since the flaw became public.
Apr 17, 2014 12:34AM ET
On Tuesday, oil company BP announced the end to “active shoreline cleanup operations” on the Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard quickly stepped in to clarify that BP was not actually finished.