US drops murder charges against death row mother
A US court dropped murder charges Thursday against a German-born woman who spent 23 years on death row over allegedly orchestrating the murder of her four-year-old son, news reports said.
CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees
But CIA Director John Brennan rejected the report's conclusion that the agency had deceived the White House, Congress and the public about its interrogation program.
Read the full text of the bill the US Congress just passed to punish Venezuela
And Barack Obama is expected to approve it.
Read in full: The US Senate Intelligence Committee's summary report on the CIA's use of torture
The report details the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA against captives in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Tensions run high over US Senate's release of CIA torture report (LIVE BLOG)
The report includes details about the interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the 9/11 attacks.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.
As religious leaders help in Ferguson, US churches remain mostly segregated
Just 13 percent of American churches are racially mixed, an increase since the late 1990s.
Ferguson case reveals US media’s flaws in covering issues of race
Journalism needs less sporadic, more comprehensive coverage of race relations, experts say.
Protesters block NY streets after officer is cleared in chokehold death of Eric Garner
Chokeholds are prohibited by New York police regulations, but the municipal police union said the officers involved in the Garner incident had acted within the law.
Qatar court acquits US couple over daughter's death
The couple, who are of Asian descent, were initially accused of starving to death their child to sell her organs.
7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving
The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey.
More people die from eating too much than from not eating enough
Obesity is a growing problem, wherever you are.
Black Friday is taking over the world
When the gluttony of Thanksgiving just isn't enough, take comfort in the greed of the day after.
Michael Brown's parents call account of events given by officer who killed him 'crazy'
Brown's death, the aggressive police response to protests and now the result of the grand jury hearing have stirred racial tensions in Ferguson and across the US.
Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico
Apart from being a human rights atrocity, the case is also a reflection of a faulty government system that the US helped cultivate.
These charts show just how bad gun violence is in the US, compared to developed peers
Ferguson's story isn't just about racial inequality in the United States — it's about guns, too.
Ferguson smolders after jury decides not to charge officer who killed Michael Brown
Protesters planned to demonstrate on Tuesday outside the courthouse in Clayton, Missouri, where the grand jury sat.
What people around the world are saying about Ferguson
"American 'freedom' is laughable."
Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’ casts a chilling gaze at massacre survivors
The sequel to the Oscar-nominated ‘Act of Killing’ shows how mass murderers became heroes in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s new male birth control pill is ‘99 percent effective’
Tests show it works as well as women’s birth control pills, with far fewer nasty side effects.
Obama announces US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation
Obama said Hagel will stay on until a successor is confirmed by the Senate.
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
After Obama's immigration speech, a gringo abroad suddenly feels popular
Opinion: Can the United States win hearts and minds by simply not deporting them?
Thai orphanage girl wouldn’t live with Kim Kardashian 'even for tons of money'
13-year-old Pink — whom the reality star wanted to adopt — is 'indifferent' to Kardashian’s riches.
Here are 9 facts that show every day is International Men’s Day
Lovers of patriarchy, rejoice!
Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US
Meanwhile, world leaders at the G20 summit said they were prepared 'to do what is necessary to ensure the international effort can extinguish the outbreak.'
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
These charts show you who's using the most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is a top consumer for petroleum, natural gas and coal.