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Aug 29, 2012 12:00PM ET
The storm known as Isaac has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but it remains stalled over the Gulf Coast, hitting the area with high winds and heavy rains. Keep checking here for live updates on the storm all day long.
Aug 29, 2012 9:32AM ET
The first night of the Republican National Convention featured two key speeches that aimed at raising the curtain for Mitt Romney. So, how did they do?
Aug 29, 2012 6:39AM ET
Several news outlets have finally got their hands on a copy of the new book about the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound, and the details emerging contradict many of the earlier reports about what happened inside the house on the night the al Qaeda leader was killed.
Aug 28, 2012 8:47AM ET
A commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps admits that the government in Tehran is not just offering moral and financial support to Bashar al-Assad, but has actually contributed foot soldiers to reinforce Syria's army.
Aug 28, 2012 7:02AM ET
An Israel court has ruled that the Israeli military was not at fault in the death of Rachel Corrie, an pro-Palestinian activist who was killed trying to stop the demolition of homes in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Aug 28, 2012 5:51AM ET
CNN is reporting that former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter is gravely ill and suffering from a "serious" form of cancer that "flared up" on Monday night.
Aug 27, 2012 9:18AM ET
Now that Day One is officially not happening and the Republican Convention schedule has been compressed and re-configured, you might need to adjust your own schedule to catch your favorite politicians.
Aug 27, 2012 7:57AM ET
A report in the New York Post suggests that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will deliver Tuesday's keynote at the Republican National Convention, is not confident of the nominee's chances.
Aug 27, 2012 6:05AM ET
An army helicopter was shot down over a Damascus neighborhood on Monday as Syrians continue to gather evidence of the latest massacre by government troops.
Aug 27, 2012 5:30AM ET
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan murdered and possibly beheaded 17 people over the weekend, reportedly for throwing a party with music, dancing, and mingling of men and women.
Aug 24, 2012 9:31AM ET
One man was killed and nine other people injured when a gunman murdered a former co-worker in front of the Empire State Building on Friday morning, before being shot and killed by New York City police officers.
Aug 24, 2012 9:06AM ET
Kim Jong-Un has reportedly requested a formal state visit to Beijing, but his Chinese neighbors may not thrilled by the idea of North Korea's leader crashing on their couch.
Aug 24, 2012 7:11AM ET
The Norwegian man who killed 77 people in mass murder spree last summer has been ruled legally sane and will be sent to prison, instead of psychiatric care.
Aug 23, 2012 12:46PM ET
Gawker's John Cook has posted 950 pages of financial documents related to Mitt Romney's investments during his time at Bain Capital, but the trick now is finding experts willing to read through them all and explain what they might mean.
Aug 23, 2012 10:56AM ET
In a mini-PR campaign to clear his name, former Penn State President Graham Spanier gave his first interviews since the release of the Freeh Report and continues to denounce the accusations that he covered up the child abuse of Jerry Sandusky.
Aug 23, 2012 8:07AM ET
Mitt Romney will try to turn the campaign toward energy policy today, unveiling his plan to bring "North American energy independence" to the United States by the year 2020.
Aug 23, 2012 7:09AM ET
Despite not executing any prisoners in almost 30 years, Gambia's president has promised to carry out the death sentences for all of the nation's death row inmates before the middle of September
Aug 23, 2012 6:40AM ET
NASA was pleased to learn yesterday that the rover they spent considerable time and expense to drop on a completely different planet can, in fact, rove.
Aug 22, 2012 10:54AM ET
A new study says that the American food chain is so wasteful that roughly 40 percent of all our food goes uneaten, because we basically just throw it in the garbage.
Aug 22, 2012 7:51AM ET
Rep. Todd Akin appeared on Today this morning to reiterate that he isn't leaving the Missouri Senate race and also to position himself as the anti-establishment "man of the people" candidate.
Aug 22, 2012 6:27AM ET
The man who is third in line to the British throne might want to re-think some of late-night party antics — or find more discreet friends — after TMZ gets a hold of photos of Prince Harry stark naked in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Aug 21, 2012 12:59PM ET
Rep. Todd Akin appeared to be on his own in the controversy over his abortion and rape comments, but fellow Congressman Steve King has also put his foot in it after saying he's never heard of a woman getting pregnant because of statutory rape or incest.
Aug 21, 2012 8:30AM ET
Peter Thiel, one of Facebook's earliest and most important investors, has unloaded most of his stock in the company, which is leading some analysts to worry that he may be giving up on the social network.
Aug 21, 2012 6:52AM ET
After not being seen in public for nearly two months, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has reportedly died at the age of 57
Aug 21, 2012 6:15AM ET
Representative Todd Akin quickly recorded and released a new web ad this morning, which suggests that despite numerous calls from fellow Republicans to do so, he is not dropping out of his race for the U.S. Senate.
Aug 20, 2012 1:24PM ET
The government of Myanmar is ending a 50-year practice of requiring journalists to submit all their stories to a censor board before publication, but there's a catch, of course.
Aug 20, 2012 11:37AM ET
Augusta National Golf Club, the oldest old boys club in America, has finally accepted its first two women members, and one of them is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Aug 20, 2012 7:46AM ET
A late-night, under-clothed, possibly drunken swim in the Sea of Galilee involving several Republican Congressmen raised so many questions that even the FBI looked into the incident, according to Politico.
Aug 20, 2012 6:02AM ET
Tony Scott, famous for directing action-packed summer blockbusters like Top Gun and Unstoppable — and the brother of fellow director Ridley Scott — died on Sunday after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles in an apparent suicide.
Aug 20, 2012 5:25AM ET
Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, was spared the death penalty on Monday after being found guilty of murdering a British business man.