Betsy Benitez

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U.S. May Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons at Sea

The Obama Administration is considering destroying the deadliest Syrian chemical weapons at sea in a bid to circumvent the various diplomatic, …

North Korea ‘May Be Restarting’ Nuclear Reactor

Activity has been observed at a nuclear site in North Korea that might suggest the regime is restarting a nuclear reactor, says the head of the …

Indian Bank Aims to Help Women Take Control

When she switched on the evening news, Shipra Bhattacharya was overjoyed to find a solution to the problem that had been bugging her for over a year. …

U.S. Stumps Up $50m for Software Piracy

The U.S. government has agreed to pay $50 million for allegedly pirating “thousands” of copies of military software.<p>The manufacturer of the logistics …

Glitches Keep SpaceX Rocket Grounded

A rocket scheduled to carry a communications satellite into space this week has been grounded by technical problems yet again.<p>The privately-owned …

The U.S., Japan and South Korea Flout China’s Air Defense Zone. What’s a Superpower To Do?

The Americans struck first. Just days after the Chinese had demarcated an air defense zone that includes skies over islands claimed by both China and …

Obama Family Considers Calling D.C. Home After Presidency

The first family has little more than three years left in the White House, but the Obamas are already thinking about where they’ll live next.<p>In an …

Black Friday: Arrests and Violence as Shoppers Rush to Discounts

Millions of shoppers got more than they bargained for as an eventful Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season. Multiple shootings, …

Should Euthanasia Be Extended to Minors?

In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been allowed since 2002. Now, Belgium is now on the cusp of becoming the first country ever to remove …

Another 101 Pieces of Nazi-Looted Art Released Online

After the discovery of up to 1,400 famous works of art supposedly seized by the Nazis during World War II, German authorities have posted another 101 …

U.S. Says Tough Oil Sanctions on Iran Remain

The Obama Administration says it will maintain tough oil sanctions on Iran even though the U.S. and five other world powers signed a deal this week …

U.S. General Apologizes for Drone Strike in Afghanistan

A U.S. general phoned President Hamid Karzai to apologize for a drone strike in Afghanistan on Thursday that killed and wounded civilians—a fact that …

Four Dead, At Least 60 Injured in NYC Train Derailment

<i>Updated December 1, 2013, 4:50 p.m.</i><p>A New York City passenger train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday morning, leaving at least four people dead and …

Obama Administration: ‘We Have Met the Goal’ of Fixing Website

When a White House faces a political crisis, one of the first decisions presidential aides must make is when to get its side of the story out. Too …

Four Dead as Bangkok Sees Worst Political Violence Since 2010

<b>Updated: 8:13 a.m. E.T.</b><p>Four protesters have been killed and more than 100 people injured in Bangkok as pro- and antigovernment rivals face off in …

Whitey Bulger’s Fedora Could Be Your Stocking Stuffer

James "Whitey" Bulger<p>Just think how great Whitey Bulger’s assorted porcelain cat collection would look on your coffee table.<p>The U.S. Marshals Service …

Tear Gas, Flash Grenades Unleashed on Ukrainian Demonstrators

Ukrainian demonstrators continued to rally in Kiev on Sunday, challenging a new government ban on protests in the city’s Independence Square.<p>More …

Croatians Vote In Favor of Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Initial poll results on Sunday showed Croatia has backed amendments to its constitution that would ban same-sex marriage and strictly define the …

A 21st Century North Korea POW

The North Korean government released a video over the weekend of an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War, purportedly confessing to “hostile …

Gay Couples May Get Same Tax Deductions as Straight Couples in Israel

Israel’s parliament is considering a bill to allow same-sex couples to claim the same tax deductions given to heterosexual parents.<p>The Ministerial …

China and Japan May Not Like Each Other, but They Need Each Other

Relations between China and Japan are on the rocks these days, ­literally. The long-running dispute between the two nations over a splattering of …

Senate Republicans Opt for Guerrilla Warfare in Postnuclear Era

For years, Republicans have warned that if majority leader Harry Reid were to use the so-called nuclear option by curtailing the use of filibusters …

Stocks Down As Dow Notches Biggest Drop Since Early November

Stocks fell Monday, bucking a trend of record-breaking gains, amid mixed reports on Black Friday shopping and concerns that the Federal Reserve might …

Derailed Metro-North Train Was Traveling 82 M.P.H. in 30-M.P.H. Zone

<b>Correction appended: Dec. 2, 2013</b><p>The Metro-North train that derailed in New York City on Sunday morning was traveling at 82 m.p.h. while heading into …

Thailand on the Brink: 4 Killed and 100 Injured in Anti-Government Protests

Four people died and more than 100 were injured as violence returned to Bangkok over the weekend. Riot police held their lines by using water …

Do Chimps Have Human Rights? This Lawsuit Says Yes

As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it …

Black Friday Flopped, But Cyber Monday Clicked With Online Shoppers

Cyber Monday sales are expected to hit $2 billion, according to the research firm comScore. That’s a 36% increase over last year’s $1.47 billion in …

Fast Food Strikes Planned in 100 Cities Thursday

An organized labor movement that began at a single New York McDonald’s about a year ago is planned to spread to around 100 cities this week. …

Lab Tech Sentenced To 39 Years For Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C

A former hospital lab technician was sentenced to 39 years in prison on Monday for purposefully infecting patients with hepatitis C.<p>David …

Amazon’s Drone Strike

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos upped the ante in the delivery wars Sunday. On CBS’s <i>60 Minutes,</i> Bezos revealed “Amazon Prime Air,” the company’s plan to …