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.
D.C. Navy Yard Shooting — Latest Updates, Names of Victims, More
Details about Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., are still emerging, but we have learned quite a bit more about exactly what happened, who the shooter is and who the victims are.
Images From the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center Site
On Wednesday morning in New York, family and friends of the victims of 9/11, along with law-enforcement and political leaders, gathered at the World Trade Center site to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Watch This Time-Lapse Video of the New World Trade Center Construction
In this stunning video, you can watch the progress of a decade's worth of construction at the site of Ground Zero.
New iPhones — 5S and 5C Make Their Debuts [UPDATED]
Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 5S and the 5C, on Tuesday afternoon, in addition updates to iTunes and its mobile operating system, iOS. Here's what's new (updated with pictures from the presentation below):
George Zimmerman Taken Into Custody After Domestic Dispute [UPDATED]
George Zimmerman was taken into custody on Monday afternoon in Lake Mary, Florida, after his wife, Shellie, told police he had pulled a gun on her. Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime at this time and is being held in investigative detention.
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…
Nidal Hasan Sentenced to Death for Fort Hood Shootings
A jury of 13 military officers sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death for the killing of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009.