Britain's phone hacking scandal took another sharp turn today, after the BBC reported that a former editor at News of the World received payment from News International, even after he took a job as the Prime Minister's top press aide.The BBC reports: These payments were part of his severance package
As opposition forces have moved into Tripoli, they've gotten into some of the Iraqi military's weapons depots. But they haven't necessarily secured all the military hardware, leaving some of it vulnerable to those who might try to sell it on the black market.Of the weapons that Col.
The United Nation's high commissioner on human rights said today that 2,200 have been killed since the Syrian government began cracking down on protesters in March.The BBC reports:Navi Pillay said the new toll included 350 deaths reported since the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Late
The Department of Homeland Security will no longer target people who are in the United States illegally but have done nothing else wrong, under a new policy announced today by the Obama administration.According to the White House, DHS and the Justice Department will review pending deportation cases
An exhibition basketball game between Georgetown University's Hoyas and the Bayi Rockets descended into a brawl and then a full-on melee Thursday, one day after visiting Vice President Joe Biden stopped by to watch Georgetown play another team, the Shanxi Brave Dragons, in Beijing.Both the Rockets a
It was another rough and tumble day on Wall Street.The Dow plunged 419.63 points to close at 10990.58. The S&P was down 4.5 percent and the Nasdaq was down 5.2 percent.The tumble follows a poor day for world markets.