Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
50 Years Since JFK Assassination — A Look Back With Photos, Video and More
It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. More words have been written about this event (and its aftermath, and what led up to it) than just about anything else, so we thought we'd take a look back through phot…
New Movies: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘Delivery Man’
So, have you heard of this 'Hunger Games' thing? No? In that case, welcome to Earth! There's also this Vince Vaughn movie about a sperm donor, but no one really cares. This weekend, it's all about Katniss.
America Observes Veterans Day, Honors Servicemembers [PHOTOS]
Across the country on Monday, Americans observed Veterans Day, commemorating the service of its military men and women, active and retired, or killed in action.
LAX Shooting — Gunman Opens Fire at L.A. Airport, Kills One TSA Agent [UPDATED]
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. EST: NBC is reporting that one TSA agent was killed and three others wounded. Airport police shot and may have killed the gunman at the scene. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody after being shot.
New Movies: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Free Birds,’ ‘Last Vegas’
A trio of new flicks hits theaters this weekend, with a little something for all audiences.
Nevada Student Shoots Teacher, Wounds 2 Others, Commits Suicide
At a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, on Monday morning, a student shot and killed a teacher, then shot himself in the head fatally, according to early police reports.
New Movies: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Escape Plan,’ ‘The Fifth Estate’
This weekend we get a remake of a '70s horror classic, Arnold and Stallone finally punching and shooting things together onscreen ('80s action-movie fans, rejoice!) and a based-on-true-events political thriller about that creepy-looking Wikileaks guy.
Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling
It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.
Food-Stamp System Failure Leads to Massive Walmart Shopping Sprees
On Saturday, two Louisiana Walmart stores had their grocery shelves cleaned out by food-stamp recipients whose benefit cards briefly had their spending limits removed. Walmart may end up footing most of the bill because it chose not to implement emergency procedures that would have stopped all purch…
New Movies: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Machete Kills’
It's an action-packed weekend at theaters, with two new thrillers arriving—one based on true events, the other a sequel to a movie that not too many saw, but, well, there's a sequel anyway.
Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.