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Dec 8, 2011 6:34AM ET
German police say that a fully functioning letter bomb was mailed to Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann in Frankfurt.
Dec 8, 2011 5:49AM ET
Facebook has mined its rather sizable treasure trove of data and users to reveal what were the most talked about topics on the social network in 2011.
Dec 8, 2011 5:18AM ET
Officials at Dover Air Force Base have revealed that they dumped the partial, cremated remains of at least 274 American soldiers into a Virginia landfill, finally putting a number to unfortunate "gross mismanagement" at the military mortuary.
Dec 7, 2011 8:40AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 7, 2011 7:06AM ET
Asif Ali Zardari is a Dubai hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack this week, leading to wild speculation about his true condition and questions about who is really in charge in Pakistan right now.
Dec 7, 2011 6:08AM ET
The New York Times has the lowdown on the latest in over-the-top, "I'm richer than you" real estate amenity— the ability park to your car on the same floor as your penthouse apartment.
Dec 7, 2011 5:28AM ET
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a bold step for U.S. foreign policy (and common decency) by declaring in front of the United Nations yesterday that it is a "violation of human rights" to commit violence or discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation.
Dec 6, 2011 8:34AM ET
Dec 6, 2011 7:30AM ET
The poll of the day — an ABC News/The Washington Post survey of Iowa caucus voters — shows Newt Gingrich with a 15-point lead over Mitt Romney, who is now in a virtual tie with Ron Paul for second place.
Dec 6, 2011 6:01AM ET
With just a few short weeks remaining before the end of the 2011 session, Congress has passed its fewest number of bills in at least the last 10 non-election years.
Dec 6, 2011 5:27AM ET
Shortly before leaving the governor's office in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney's administration spent nearly $100,000 of state money to purge computer and email records, in an unprecedented attempt to wipe out the paper trail of tenure.
Dec 5, 2011 8:22AM ET
Dec 5, 2011 7:07AM ET
A analysis of pardon applications shows that criminals who had the support of a member of Congress were three times as likely to win approval for their pardon as those who didn't.
Dec 5, 2011 5:37AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to announce to cuts of up to $6.5 billion a year from its overwhelmed budget, including a reduction of the speed of first-class mail, making it impossible for normal mail to be delivered in one day.
Dec 5, 2011 5:02AM ET
In a move that is not totally surprising, but that could provide a big boost of energy to his surging campaign, Newt Gingrich is about to receive an endorsement from recently deposed presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Dec 2, 2011 8:42AM ET
Dec 2, 2011 7:05AM ET
Yesterday was "Puppy Day" at George Mason's School of Law, as the university brought in a pack of adorable doggies to help stressed out students deal with the pressure of end-of-semester exams.
Dec 2, 2011 6:29AM ET
Google is reportedly looking to partner with major retailers and UPS to offer shipping for online purposes, a move that (if successful) could undercut Amazon's dominance in the online shopping market.
Dec 2, 2011 5:53AM ET
Residents on the West Coast are expecting another day of fierce hurricane-force winds after powerful gusts tore up homes and trees and knocked out power lines across California.
Dec 1, 2011 8:01AM ET
Dec 1, 2011 6:54AM ET
British intelligence services have created an online game that they hope will identify future spies with the skills to take down (or defend) computer networks though "ethical hacking."
Dec 1, 2011 6:10AM ET
It's only the first stages of a long election process, but Egypt's conservative Islamic parties appear set to take control of the country's new post-revolution Parliament.
Dec 1, 2011 5:20AM ET
The nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards were announced last night, and they feature the usual mix of old standbys, new favorites, occasional head scratchers, and Kanye West snubs.
Nov 30, 2011 7:51AM ET
Nov 30, 2011 7:14AM ET
Thousands of public workers across the U.K. staged what's being called the biggest general strike in a generation, shutting down schools, transportation, and some health care facilities, as unions fight with the government over pension reforms.
Nov 30, 2011 6:34AM ET
The New York Times continues to dig into Newt Gingrich's post-Congress career and discovered his solid track record of promoting companies that paid to be part of his health care consultancy.
Nov 30, 2011 4:36AM ET
Police in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles have launched late night raids on their cities' Occupy Wall Street protests, following similar patterns used in other cities.
Nov 29, 2011 8:17AM ET
Nov 29, 2011 7:01AM ET
A psychiatric report has ruled that Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in a mass killing spree in Norway this summer, is mentally ill and should not face a normal criminal trial and prison.
Nov 29, 2011 6:23AM ET
Forty-one years after he was convicted for the murder of Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan's lawyers have filed a new appeal claiming that he's the victim of a setup and that he didn't fire the shots that killed the Senator.