Chuck Hagel's resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?
President Barack Obama's acceptance yesterday of the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left little doubt that the administration wants to turn a page on a foreign and national security policy mired in crisis and controversy. Less clear is the internal role that Hagel played in crises ranging from the Islamic State to Ebola and what policy change the White House hopes to telegraph by pressuring him to resign...
Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.
Residential building collapses in Cairo
Egyptian security search for survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Protesters leave Ferguson in shambles
In this aerial photo, workers dig in the parking lot of a building Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., after it was burned in overnight protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Monday night's protests were far more destructive than any of those that followed Brown's Aug. 9 death, with more than a dozen businesses badly damaged or destroyed...
Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Because the Benghazi committee is select and not permanent or standing, the House will have to vote again to re-create it when Congress returns for a new session in January...
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson evidence photos
Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson at the hospital hours after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Released on November 24, 2014 as part of the evidence the grand jury considered. (St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office)¬† EDITORS NOTE:¬† DO NOT ALTER OR COLOR CORRECT
88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Santa Claus waves to the crowd aboard the Santa Sleigh float in the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
HP Sprout Review: You Have Never Touched a PC Like This
Let's just admit it: The desktop PC is fully baked. It's finished evolving in a meaningful way. We know what features it has and doesn't have. We no longer upgrade every other year to keep up with the latest advances; there are no advances worth upgrading to so often.
Protesters force lockdown of City Hall in St. Louis
A protester is arrested outside City Hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers. At least two people were arrested after the incident, in which the protesters shouted "Shame, shame" while rushing into the building...