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Asian students dominate math and reading as US stagnates, OECD tests show (VIDEO)
Shanghai, Singapore dominated 2012 standardized math tests from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), while America toils in 36th among 65.
Detroit bankruptcy ruling sets stage for tough reforms (VIDEO)
A federal judge has formally declared Detroit bankrupt, a landmark ruling that sets the stage for the real work to begin on a plan to become financially solvent.
Fisherman is killed by shark on Hawaiian island of Maui
A fifty-seven year old Washington State native was killed by a shark as he fished from a kayak between the islands of Maui and Molokini.
Turns out almost 70 percent of the world's nations are seriously corrupt
Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index is out, and it doesn't look good. Here are the winners and losers.
North Korea arrests American veteran Merrill Newman (VIDEO)
North Korea arrested 85-year-old American veteran Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" and accused him of being a criminal involved in the killings of civilians during the Korean War.
US offers to dispose of Syria's chemical arms
"The US has offered to contribute a destruction technology, full operational support and financing to neutralize Syria's priority chemicals," an OPCW statement said.
In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politics
Another presidential candidate has won on a police state platform in a country with alarming violent crime.
Obamacare signup for small businesses delayed for a year
The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, giving small businesses another year to enroll in Obamacare.
Maurice Owens charged with fraud over banana peel fall (VIDEO)
Maurice Owens of Washington faces the fraud charges after police say video shows him planting a banana peel he slipped on and sued the DC Transit Authority over.
America's first printed book auctioned for record $14.2 million
'The Bay Book of Psalms,' believed to be the first published in America in 1640, was printed by Puritan settlers and actually predates the founding of the United States.
US charges against Julian Assange unlikely, officials say
The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring US charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents, according to several US officials.
Snowden could be holding on to 'doomsday' data, says spies
Could there be more to Edward Snowden's NSA revelations? US spies are worried a cache of sensitive material has yet to be released.
Sandy Hook shooting report released
A newly released report on the Dec. 14, 2012 school shooting that killed 26 people sheds new light on the tragedy.
Honduras holds general elections amid tight security
Hondurans are set to go to the polls on Sunday where they will vote for a new president, MPs and local mayors amid tight security.
Honduras to decide if military police or gangsters run the streets
Security is a top issue in Sunday's presidential election, and the candidates offer diverging paths on how to police one of the world's most murderous countries.
50 years on, nation pauses to remember JFK assassination (VIDEO)
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's life was cut short by an assassin's bullets, the nation paused Thursday to remember the 35th president of the United States.
Senate 'goes nuclear,' changes filibuster rules (VIDEO)
Senate Democrats swept aside a century of precedent Thursday and eliminated filibusters for most appointments made by President Barack Obama and chief executives in the future.
Sandy Hook shooting game sparks outrage (VIDEO)
The computer game called "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School" allows players to reenact the day last December when 20 first-graders and six teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut.
Portugal, Ronaldo qualify in dramatic fashion over Sweden's Ibrahimovic
Ronaldo's hat trick better than brace from Ibrahimovic as seven more teams look for invitations to 2014 World Cup in Brazil after qualifiers across the globe.
Florida Rep. Trey Radel pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Trey Radel, a Republican representative from Florida, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of probation.
George Zimmerman in court on new assault charges
George Zimmerman, acquitted four months ago of murdering Trayvon Martin, is charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend says he pulled a gun on her over the weekend.
Steven Seagal adopts stray puppy in Romania
Actor Steven Seagal, currently in Romania filming a movie, adopted one of Bucharest's street dogs in a campaign to raise awareness after Parliament passed a law allowing them to be euthanized.
Supreme Court rejects review of NSA program
The US Supreme Court refused to intervene Monday in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, declining to review a challenge to its collection of millions of phone records.
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
The final result will be decided in a run-off on December 15.
US State Dept. offers $10 million bounty for Benghazi attackers
The State Department admitted Friday it had offered rewards up to $10 million for information that lead to the arrest or conviction of Benghazi attackers.
House passes rebuke legislation to Obamacare
It's highly unlikely the bill will pass the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, and the White House said Obama will veto the bill if necessary.
Anonymous hacks multiple US agencies, steals secrets: Report
An FBI memo states activist hacker linked to Anonymous have accessed United States government systems and stolen secret information, according to Reuters.
Second degree murder charges for man accused of shooting Detroit teenager
Theodore Wafer will face second degree murder charges, and is accused of shooting Renisha McBride after she knocked on his door.
An apologetic Obama unveils fix on health law
Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing that he would allow insurers to extend policies.
106,000 enrolled in Obamacare through first month
Just 26,000 people managed to buy health insurance on Healthcare.gov in October.
Ecuador court upholds pollution ruling against Chevron, but halves fine to $9.5 billion
The National Court of Justice affirmed a 2011 ruling that Chevron was liable for environmental damage in the Amazon basin.