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U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State MilitantsA United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a "staggering array" of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For Now

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For NowThere was no word today from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it would tackle the issue of gay marriage. The justices issued a list of cases they will hear in the new term, which begins on Monday, but same-sex marriage was notably absent.

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ResignsAfter a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global WarmingThis is not normally how you would find them. The animals would normally be spread out on the sea ice, but, as you see in the picture, this year the ice has all melted.

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The ProtestsHong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little to no mention of the unrest.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 YearsA federal judge in Portland sentenced 23-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud to serve 30 years in prison, on Wednesday, over a 2010 plot to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California"This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself," Brown said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage HikeMayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that effectively raises the hourly wage for thousands of workers in New York City.

Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To RemainAfghanistan has signed a pact with the U.S. to allow about 10,000 troops to remain in the country after the end of the year, when most American forces are to be withdrawn.

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: ‘Stop Campaign Immediately’

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: ‘Stop Campaign Immediately’Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is appealing to pro-democracy demonstrators who've brought parts of the Asian financial hub to a standstill in recent days to halt their campaign "immediately" because, he says, Beijing won't accede to their demands.