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The Wire got a sneak peak of PBS's new documentary Losing Iraq.
Jul 28, 2014 7:40PM ET
Despite the possible harm to the West, leaders agree that something must be done about Russia.
Jul 28, 2014 6:35PM ET
Shelly Sterling is one step closer to handing over the Clippers to Steve Ballmer.
Jul 28, 2014 6:23PM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A Johnny Rockets waiter out-diva'd Aretha Franklin, Keith Urban's fans nearly drank themselves to death at his concert, and Comic-Con yielded so many celebrity group-selfies.
Jul 28, 2014 6:08PM ET
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has stressed that the investigators inability to get to the site is in direct violation of international law.
Jul 28, 2014 6:02PM ET
Nathaniel E. Kibby was arrested today at his home in Gorham, N.H. for the kidnapping of 14-year old Abigail Hernandez, who was last seen in October.
Jul 28, 2014 5:56PM ET
When The New York Times' Editorial Board called for the federal legalization of marijuana over the weekend, it didn't say anything marijuana activists hadn't already been saying for years.
Jul 28, 2014 5:40PM ET
He sure loves killing the cute cuddly ones to "raise the stakes," though!
Jul 28, 2014 5:36PM ET
The rally had drawn a clear line: Hamas equals war and terrorism. Hummus equals whirled peas.
Jul 28, 2014 5:30PM ET
This year's San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and with all the news came a few rumors that either got their start or were debunked at the massive event.
Jul 28, 2014 5:25PM ET
Russia has approved legalized gambling in two areas, as the casinos will add investors to the two areas and create a number of new jobs.
Jul 28, 2014 5:12PM ET
Florida officials have told beachgoers in the Sunshine State to take heed: There's a surge of flesh-eating bacterium that has killed ten and hospitalized dozens over the course of the past several years.
Jul 28, 2014 4:54PM ET
The trio of girl power is bouncy and catchy, featuring Jessie and Ariana belting their little hearts out over heavy production – and we mean "heavy" in the best way!
Jul 28, 2014 4:42PM ET
Cameron Dallas? Nash Grier? Shawn Mendes? Who are these people, and which ones do we really need to know to keep up with our new Vine overlords.
Jul 28, 2014 3:28PM ET
Drop everything and run to your Twitter account.
Jul 28, 2014 3:24PM ET
Warner Bros. released a trailer for the final—we think, but really, who knows?—Hobbit movie, and it's evoking The Return of the King.
Jul 28, 2014 3:19PM ET
In the court's ruling, Judge Henry Floyd argued that banning same-sex marriage prevents couple from "fully participating in society."
Jul 28, 2014 3:16PM ET
Argentina's star player earns one of the largest sports salaries in the world, but he is coming under fire for filing false tax returns.
Jul 28, 2014 3:00PM ET
The fist bump isn't just President Obama's trademark greeting; it's also healthier for you.
Jul 28, 2014 2:44PM ET
The new shop comes complete with 3-D printed jewelry, home goods, and dozens of printers.
Jul 28, 2014 2:23PM ET
Details of the sudden visit were not disclosed, though it seems to have been some kind of government inspection.
Jul 28, 2014 1:17PM ET
"I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms," Palin says in the introduction. Politics aside, "our channel" is low budget and boring.
Jul 28, 2014 1:04PM ET
France announced Monday the country would welcome Iraqi Christians forced to leave their homes as ISIS continues to take much of northern Iraq.
Jul 28, 2014 12:44PM ET
As a number of countries deal with incidents involving airborne planes, Libya's biggest airport is closed and ablaze as militias vie for control of the capital.
Jul 28, 2014 12:26PM ET
What ingredients do you need to design a perfect celebrity group photo for Instagram? Let Taylor Swift and Amy Schumer be your guides.
Jul 28, 2014 12:26PM ET
For an understanding of the particular ugliness of warfare between Israel and Hamas, look no further than Monday's incident involving a strike on Gaza's Shifa hospital. Both sides are blaming the other for the incident, which killed 10 and injured scores.
Jul 28, 2014 11:45AM ET
China's McDonald's restaurants are shedding some pounds.
Jul 28, 2014 11:38AM ET
The New York Times on Iraq, Robert Samuelson on Dodd-Frank, Becca Rothfeld on rave culture, Nesrine Malik on a booming Mecca, and Adam ternbergh on celebrity deaths.
Jul 28, 2014 11:28AM ET
Virgin is planning the IPO, however, they have not yet announced the number of shares that will be offered, nor the price at which they will be offered.
Jul 28, 2014 11:26AM ET
Last year, United Against Nuclear Iran accused Victor Restis, a Greek businessman, of being a frontman for "the illicit activities of the Iranian regime," and using his ships for Iranian oil business, according to The New York Times.