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Oct 8, 2012 9:12AM ET
An investigation of TSA employees at Newark Liberty Airport found that the people charged with screening passengers for flights are do the important parts of their job correctly less than 20 percent of the time.
Oct 8, 2012 7:40AM ET
Iran says its offshore oil and gas platforms have been targeted for cyberattacks in recent weeks, but that they managed to successfully repel the attempts to bring down their drilling stations.
Oct 8, 2012 6:11AM ET
Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of England have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, kicking off a big for the most-coveted awards in the world.
Oct 5, 2012 12:17PM ET
Today's jobs report is the best news President Obama has received in months. So naturally conservatives assume the whole thing is a giant conspiracy.
Oct 5, 2012 8:39AM ET
The unemployment rate plunged to 7.8 percent in September, its lowest level since Barack Obama took office in 2009.
Oct 5, 2012 7:57AM ET
Jake Tapper of ABC News has uncovered an email that seems to question Washington's support for the the security of the diplomatic efforts in Libya.
Oct 5, 2012 7:23AM ET
After an incident that left one U.S. Border Patrol agent dead and another in the hospital, the speculation was that they had been killed by armed criminals, but now investigators are hinting that the two officers may have shot each other.
Oct 5, 2012 6:22AM ET
Health officials in Uganda have declared an end to a recent outbreak of hte Ebola virus, which killed 17 people over the summer.
Oct 4, 2012 9:26AM ET
Some Democrats (though not many) might still be trying to refute the view that Mitt Romney won last night's debate, but no one seems to doubt that moderator Jim Lehrer is the one who lost it.
Oct 4, 2012 6:59AM ET
Last night's presidential debate was the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, proving once again that Twitter has become the indispensable tool for following current events.
Oct 4, 2012 6:06AM ET
The Turkish Parliament is debating a bill that would authorize military action inside Syria's borders as it continues to trade shelling with its neighbor.
Oct 3, 2012 11:07AM ET
Riot police armed with batons and tear gas confronted money lenders and shopkeepers in Tehran today as worries about the failing rial have lead to anger and street protests.
Oct 3, 2012 8:01AM ET
Ellen Pao shook up Silicon Valley's power base when she sued one of the biggest venture capital firms in the business and is likely to shake it up even further by suddenly announcing on Quora that the same firm just fired her.
Oct 3, 2012 7:25AM ET
An Italian bar owner climbed onto the roof of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican last night and unfurled a giant sign protesting against the Italian government and the European Union's plans to rescue his nation from financial ruin.
Oct 3, 2012 6:15AM ET
Three large explosions tore up a central square in the city of Aleppo this morning, where the government and Syrian rebels have staged some of the fiercest fighting of the war in recent weeks.
Oct 2, 2012 8:26AM ET
The New York Times reports that a group of Senators are quietly angling for a deal to avert mandatory government spending cuts in January, but liberal economic cheerleader Paul Krugman already sees the negotiation as an inevitable Democratic surrender.
Oct 2, 2012 6:38AM ET
The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of a on-site investigation of the attack there.
Oct 2, 2012 5:53AM ET
Fresh off the heels of a favorable court ruling, Samsung announced this morning that it's adding the brand new iPhone 5 to the list of Apple gadgets that it thinks rip off its patents.
Oct 2, 2012 5:09AM ET
Two passengers boats collided in the dark in the waters off Hong Kong last night, sinking one of the vessels and killing at least 36 people.
Oct 1, 2012 10:24AM ET
After another strong quarter the three major stock market indices are way up in 2012, with the NASDAQ rising nearly 20 percent this year.
Oct 1, 2012 6:40AM ET
A Iranian cameraman who came to New York as part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations last week is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States.
Oct 1, 2012 6:06AM ET
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition.
Sep 28, 2012 1:06PM ET
The new Supreme Court term begins next Monday and Court watchers are already sizing up the cases that they plan to hear, including one with a rather unusual approach to lawyering.
Sep 28, 2012 11:04AM ET
Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually "conducted" by the fake news titans at The Onion.
Sep 28, 2012 9:00AM ET
African Union troops, consisting mainly of Kenyan military forces, have surrounded the port city of Kismayo, which they claim is the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group al-Shabab.
Sep 28, 2012 6:44AM ET
Disgraced party leader Bo Xilai has been charged with numerous crimes related to the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, and has been dismissed from the Chinese Communist Party for his actions.
Sep 28, 2012 5:58AM ET
Gunmen stormed a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit this morning, killing 12 guards and freeing more than 90 prisoners.
Sep 27, 2012 8:22AM ET
Mexican police announced they've arrested one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the nation, the second major bust of a cartel leader this month.
Sep 27, 2012 7:06AM ET
A U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships."
Sep 27, 2012 6:40AM ET
It took quite some time for senior administration officials to admit what they appear to have known all along, but both President Obama and Hillary Clinton have begun to acknowledge that the September 11 attack in Benghazi was the work al-Qaeda linked terrorists.