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Aug 19, 2014 12:07PM ET
The band best known for "The Wire" brings out the big guns with celebrity cameos from Kesha, Ezra Koenig, and Vanessa Bayer.
Aug 19, 2014 11:52AM ET
A newly released video by the Islamic State shows a picture of an American man who had been beheaded in Iraq with a caption that translated into English reads, "we will drown all of you in blood."
Aug 19, 2014 11:28AM ET
After rumors circulated yesterday that a grand jury would begin an investigation into Michael Brown's death as early as Wednesday, the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney has confirmed the date.
Aug 19, 2014 11:10AM ET
The tech giant is allegedly planning to offer accounts to children under the age of 13 for services like Gmail and YouTube.
Aug 19, 2014 10:45AM ET
The new Jason Reitman film – set to premiere at Toronto – features an all-star cast that includes The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort.
Aug 19, 2014 10:29AM ET
Derp, a word which the Oxford Dictionary defines as "a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action," will now be a place for meaningful and intelligent work online.
Aug 19, 2014 10:07AM ET
Steven W. Thrasher on Ferguson, Michael Gerson on Rand Paul, Daniel Reichman on Honduras, Michael Singh on the Middle East, and Marc Champion on Julian Assange.
Aug 19, 2014 9:57AM ET
The 17 patients being screened in Monrovia's Ebola holding facility had fled when looters raided the health center Saturday night, according to Information Minister Lewis Brown.
Aug 19, 2014 9:26AM ET
Though there was no curfew and the National Guard had been brought in to keep the peace, police officers still tear gassed the crowds, shot faux bullets and arrested 31 individuals.
Aug 19, 2014 9:03AM ET
The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza was broken several hours before it was set to expire. Israel responded to rockets from Gaza with a series of airstrikes.
Aug 19, 2014 8:52AM ET
Sybrina Fulton, who dealt with a similar racially-charged case after the shooting death of her son in 2012 by George Zimmerman, has reached out to the family of Michael Brown.
Aug 19, 2014 8:49AM ET
It was his voice you heard every week after "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
Aug 19, 2014 8:33AM ET
Aug 19, 2014 8:16AM ET
What good is a dome if no one's there to be under it anymore?
Aug 19, 2014 8:02AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Everybody's favorite on-again, off-again romance is back on, Jennifer Lawrence is dating Chris Martin, and Lindsay Lohan denies James Franco's claims about her character.
Aug 19, 2014 7:37AM ET
Two students at South Pasadena High School were arrested on suspicion of a plot that reportedly involved shooting three school staffers and then targeting as many students as possible.
Aug 19, 2014 6:49AM ET
Quite a humanitarian crisis is emerging as Ukrainian forces continue to make gains toward capturing the rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Aug 19, 2014 1:26AM ET
Reports also show that police officers were trying to isolate media from protesters. Around 11 p.m., tensions escalated between police and locals. Ron Johnson was spotted amongst the officers on duty.
Aug 18, 2014 10:01PM ET
Though the curfew was lifted, the town remains in a state of emergency, as demonstrations continue on Monday.
Aug 18, 2014 6:58PM ET
The jury will be tasked with indicting Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Brown.
Aug 18, 2014 6:39PM ET
Maria Chappelle-Nadal also believes Sunday night's protests could have involved a "set up" because the police department may be "trying to make the situation worse than it is."
Aug 18, 2014 6:24PM ET
Democrats are trying to hit Texas Gov. Rick Perry over his indictment for abuse of power, but their arguments have been undermined by liberals criticizing the charges as flimsy.
Aug 18, 2014 6:12PM ET
Should she accept, the August 23rd visit would come just one day before Ukraine's national day of independence.
Aug 18, 2014 5:57PM ET
In 2010, airline companies battled a big bad smoke monster. Well...ash monster. Okay, it was a giant cloud. Still, it caused quite a bit of trouble over European airspace.
Aug 18, 2014 5:49PM ET
The host of Sundance TV's The Approval Matrix talks New York Times columnists, self-control with the Internet, and the best show in the history of television.
Aug 18, 2014 5:46PM ET
Between the polaroid-styled album cover and the Mark Romanek-directed music video, Taylor just wants everybody to know how much she loves and understands the 1980s.
Aug 18, 2014 5:45PM ET
A new Pew poll says white and Republican Americans are more likely to think race is getting too much attention in Ferguson.
Aug 18, 2014 5:37PM ET
The show is trying to grapple with all of the racial and sexual tensions of the '50s, but it's tough to fit that all into the biopic format.
Aug 18, 2014 4:59PM ET
and the Internet is having a lot of feelings about it.
Aug 18, 2014 4:56PM ET
With analysts are warning of a shortage of the hazelnuts, two Nutella partisans debate the celebrated spread.