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Oct 15, 2012 12:32PM ET
A Danish spy claims that the third marriage of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was actually part of a CIA plot to set up the al-Qaeda leader for a CIA assassination attempt.
Oct 15, 2012 7:49AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley for work that has helped to craft more efficient and stable markets.
Oct 15, 2012 6:30AM ET
A new study shoots big holes in one of the major criticisms of the HPV vaccine, by showing that young girls don't become more promiscuous after getting shots to protect against the sexually transmitted disease.
Oct 15, 2012 5:41AM ET
The 14-year-old activist who was shot in the head by Taliban gunman has been airlifted to Birmingham, England, to get more advanced medical care.
Oct 12, 2012 12:24PM ET
The science of unemployment claims has never been more heated. The reaction to this week's report has morphed from confusion to disbelief into an email war between the State of California and Henry Blodget.
Oct 12, 2012 7:45AM ET
Pakistan has arrested three suspects in the remote Swat Valley for the shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai.
Oct 12, 2012 7:06AM ET
The Syrian military suffered its largest one day death toll on Thursday, as rebel fighters are using larger and more sophisticated bomb attacks to strike back at the regime.
Oct 12, 2012 5:04AM ET
In what may be the most bizarre decision in the history of the award, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union. All 27 nations and 500 million citizens.
Oct 11, 2012 2:59PM ET
In the economics world, Thursdays means initial jobless claims, and that means yet another favorable statistic that has naturally suspicious people scratching their heads.
Oct 11, 2012 7:17AM ET
Mo Yan, a Chinese author known for "hallucinatory realism" has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Oct 11, 2012 6:00AM ET
A Yemeni citizen on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa today was shot and killed by masked gunmen riding motorcycles.
Oct 9, 2012 11:42AM ET
Daredevil parachutist Felix Baumgartner will not be attempting to break the record for the highest sky dive ever today. The winds were too dangerous and they had to call off the jump.
Oct 9, 2012 10:17AM ET
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given a sentence of not less than 30 years, but not more than 60 years in prison, essentially guarantee that 68-year-old convicted child abuser will stay in jail for the rest of his life.
Oct 9, 2012 9:14AM ET
A new Pew Research polls taken after the first presidential debate reveal an unthinkable 12-point swing in favor of Mitt Romney, which caused Andrew Sullivan to unleash a torrent of liberal angst on his blog.
Oct 9, 2012 7:35AM ET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew in the lion's den on Tuesday, visting Greek leaders in Athens where protesters came out in force to tell her exactly what they think of Germany's role in the eurozone.
Oct 9, 2012 6:38AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States, who both made unique advances in quantum optics, allowing scientists the first chance observe quantum particles in the physical world.
Oct 9, 2012 6:16AM ET
Hours before he is to be sentenced for his child sexual abuse conviction, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has released a bizarre jailhouse audio tape where he professes his innocence and blames his victims for orchestrating a conspiracy against him.
Oct 8, 2012 1:48PM ET
Here's a 21st Century story about the speed with which an innocent joke becomes a roaring Twitter meme and just as quickly dies in the GIF wastelands of Tumblr.
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.