Lottery officials with the multi-state Powerball game have raised the expected total for tomorrow night's jackpot to $600 million, the largest in the game's history
One of the perks of being named the Bishop of Rome is a sweet apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square, but Pope Francis being Pope Francis, the new pontiff is just fine in his current digs.
The Riverside City Council in California wants to make it perfectly that when they offered $100,000 for the "arrest and conviction" of the fugitive cop-turned-killer, they meant arrest and conviction — not "burned to death in a mountain cabin."
Just in case no one understood them after all those other threats, the North Koreans announced today that their army is now on "combat duty posture No. 1." And the Spaniard behind the world's most ubiquitous propaganda machine is ready to explain.
One of the many mysteries surrounding the tale of an alleged Mossad spy who killed himself after arrested by his own people — why was he in jail in the first place? — may have answered, and it involves moles, double agents, and Hezbollah.
U.S. intelligence sources spent most of last week tamping down the idea that the Syrians have begun using chemical weapons on each other. So why isn't Representative Mike Rogers going along with them?
It took all weekend, but European finance chieftains finally clinched a deal that will keep Cyprus afloat—by taking a heavy toll from their wealthiest customers.
The use of drones is maybe the most important topic in the realm of national security right now, and no matter how much the powers that be would prefer not to talk about, they can't stop nervous people from asking lots of questions about them. But they can try to make people feel a little less icky about drones and maybe even start to like them a bit.
Russia turned down the offer to bail Cyprus out of a jam and now the island is going back to the drawing board to try and pull off a financial miracle.
Scientists at the European Space Agency have released the "oldest" picture we have of our universe, revealing a map of cosmic radiation that shows what our skies looked like at the very earliest moments of creation.
A leading Sunni imam with close ties to Bashar al-Assad was killed today, when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside his mosque — a potential turning point that risks pushing the conflict from a war to unseat Assad into a Sunni vs. Shia grudge match.
The government of Cyprus has until Monday to figure out how raise 6 billion euros worth of emergency funds or the European Central Bank will pull the plug on their end of the bailout deal. And the one and only backup plan is in the hands of the one country you probably don't want to be in hock to: Russia.
On the same Barack Obama made his first visit to the West Bank as President and held talks with Mahmoud Abbas, militants in Gaza fired rockets into southern Israel, underlining the divisions still faced between not just Israelis and Palestinian, but within the two factions.
It seems like every day now that North Korea has some sort of threat, warning, accusation, or other message to send about the "flames of justice" they are ready to hand out to anyone who messes with them. Today brings two potential targets.
The President of the United States is in Israel, in case you hadn't heard. How did he spend his first presidential afternoon in the Holy Land? Let's take a visual tour, with vacation slides!
Did Syria use chemical weapons on its own people? If the verdict comes back "yes," then what? Will U.S. troops invade or bomb the country, as Republicans have suggested? Give the rebels all the guns they need? Welcome to the land of no consequences.
Daniel Klaidman of The Daily Beast reports that the White House will soon take the power to launch lethal drone strikes away from the CIA and make the program the exclusive domain of the Defense Department.
Barack Obama climbs aboard Air Force One tonight for what is, in some circles, the most anticipated trip of his precedency: a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank.
After widespread anger over the plan to tax regular people's bank accounts to pay for a big bank bailout, Cyprus's government reworked to the deal to protect small savers. Unfortunately, the new tax plan is unlikely to change anyone's mind about the fairness of having their savings taken away.
In a giant inaugural mass before more than 100,000 worshipers in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis was officially installed as then new head of the Catholic Church.
A major new poll not only reveals some of the largest support ever seen for same-sex marriage in the United States, but also show how dramatic the reversal of public opinion has been in just the last ten years.
Undeterred by his recent setback in the battle over big soda, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has turned his attention back to one of his original health enemies — smoking.
Non-politician Hillary Clinton has officially decided that she supports same-sex marriage, announcing her position in a video for Human Rights Campaign.
Global markets are on edge today after it was learned over the weekend that Cyprus would be getting a bank bailout from the European Central Bank, along with a very controversial provision that could hurt every citizen in the country.
Thomas Perez, a civil rights lawyer in the Obama Justice Department, is about to be nominated to be the new Secretary of Labor, setting the stage for some key battles that the president expects to fight in his second term.
The world is still learning much about the life and history of Pope Francis, and now the Vatican finds itself having to directly confront the most troubling story from his early life in Argentina.
At a time of heightened awareness — and with U.S. and South Korean militaries in the middle of war games — North Korea has apparently decided that now would be the perfect time to start testing missiles.
In the ongoing international spat over which country deploys the most evil cyber hackers, North Korea is lobbing accusations that the United States and South Korea took down the nation's webservers.
A woman in Argentina says that her rejection of a young male suitor more than 60 years ago, drove the heartsick boy to join the priesthood. Oh, and his name just happened to be Jorge Bergoglio.
While Europe and the U.S. hem-and-haw about finding ways to support Syria's rebel army — and get threatened for even considering it — Iran appears to have no reservations about funneling money to their enemies.
Catholics are learning all kinds of fun new tidbits about the new Holy Father, and we're also starting to notice a pattern developing.
After analyzing "two and a half times more data" than they have since last summer, scientists at the CERN research labs in Switzerland say that they are pretty sure that they found what they think they found.
The papal conclave has concluded and Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is now the first Latin American pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
The government of the Netherlands raised its terror threat level to "substantial" today, amid fears that terrorists trained in Syria will try to disrupt the coronation of their new king.
Later today, Americans will finally get to meet the cater-waiter who recored and then leaked the video revealing Mitt Romney's now infamous "47 percent" comments.
The results of the first papal conclave vote are in and ... we still don't have a pope.
The man accused of shooting 70 people in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater last summer was given an automatic not guilty plea in court today, but is holding off on claiming the insanity defense for now.
President Obama is headed to Capitol Hill this week, starting Tuesday afternoon, in his continued pursuit of that mythical grand bargain — taking a page from the playbook of the greatest president who never lived.
In just a matter of hours, the College of Cardinals will gather to cast their first vote on a new pope, but don't expect a winner to be chosen today.
No one puts the activist in "activist investor" quite like Carl Icahn, who just won the latest round in the fight over Dell computers — just one of his many, many attempts to bend major corporations to his will.
The papal election begins tomorrow, but just because the vote is done in secret, that doesn't mean there isn't a campaign.
After last week's threat to call off their armistice with South Korea, officials disconnected the hotline built to avert disaster.
The case of the L.A.-cop-turned-L.A.-cop-killer may have closed with his fiery death, but now authorities have to figure out who, if anyone, should get the cash reward for leading them to the once and former most wanted man in California.
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