Kerry Lays Out Case Against Syria, Says Chemical Attack Killed 1,429
Secretary of State John Kerry described how the government in Syria, led by President Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons in an attack on its own citizens, killing 1,429 people, including 426 children. Kerry suggested that the United States must respond, or take the chance that other dictato…
NFL and Former Players Reach $765 Million Settlement on Concussions
The National Football League and its former players have reached a settlement regarding concussion-related injuries, avoiding what could have been years of court battles. The league will pay out $765 million to its former players.
50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Draws Thousands
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.
Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty
Major Nidal Hasan was convicted on Friday of the premeditated murder of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009. As a result, he may be executed for his crimes.
Ryan Braun Apologizes to Fans, Admits PED Usage
Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers slugger who was recently suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, issued a lengthy apology to fans, his teammates, the Brewers organization and numerous others. In the letter, he admits to using performance-enhancing drugs to recover from a 2011 injury.
New Movies: ‘Jobs,’ Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Butler’
New in theaters this week are a biopic about one of America's great innovators, the sequel to a surprise 2010 hit and an early Oscar hopeful with big-name cast.
New Movies: ‘Elysium,’ ‘Planes,’ ‘We’re the Millers,’ ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’
This weekend a foursome of features will contend for your moviegoing dollar, as the summer movie season starts to wind down.
12 MLB Players Accept 50-Game Suspensions for Biogenesis Connections [UPDATED]
Update 3:10 p.m. (EST): MLB has released an official statement confirming the suspensions of the players listed below. As for Alex Rodriguez, he will be suspended for 211 games, a period starting Thursday, August 8, and extending through the remainder of this season, the 2013 postseason and the full…
Possible Al Qaeda Threat Leads to Closure of Multiple U.S. Embassies, Travel Warning
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel warning Friday morning for Americans, as a result of possible threats from Al Qaeda. It will also temporarily close multiple consulates and embassies in countries located in the Middle East and North Africa starting Sunday, August 4.
New Movies: ‘The Smurfs 2,’ ‘2 Guns’
The summer movie season rumbles into August with the release of an animated sequel about essence-filled tiny blue creatures, plus an action-thriller starring two of Hollywood's biggest names.