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In the Heart of the Sea

It’s the proverbial whale of a tale from director Ron Howard — not a remake of <i>Moby Dick</i> as you might expect. Instead, <i>In the Heart of the Sea,</i> adapted …

“Serial” season 2: The Bowe Bergdahl saga is off to a powerful and strange start

<b>(serialpodcast.org/Meredith Heuer/AP/US Army)</b><p>The celebrated podcast digs into Bergdahl’s story, riddled with mysteries and political debate<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 10, 2015 5:17pm (UTC)<p>The bizarre story of Bowe Bergdahl, the army sergeant who left his post in Afghanistan and spent almost five years in …

Along with Trump's rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically

Donald Trump continues to go where no recent candidate for president has gone before, plunging the Republican Party - and the nation - into another round in the tumultuous debate about immigration, national identity, terrorism and the limits of tolerance.<p>Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering …

Why Walmart is suing Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has about 99 problems. And it just got one more.<p>Walmart (WMT) is suing the island over what the company calls an "onerous and unconstitutional" tax increase.<p>It's such a dramatic hike that Walmart estimates now it will have to pay 91.5% of its net income in Puerto Rico in taxes. That's …

The Isis papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state

Islamic State,Syria,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,World news,UK news,Foreign policy,Royal Air Force<p>Blueprint lays bare new contours of Islamic state, complete with civil service, regional government and Soviet levels of economic control<p>A leaked internal Islamic State manual shows how the …

Why George W. Bush represents a voice of reason on Islam

WASHINGTON — Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, former President George W. Bush has stood out as the Republican party's voice of reason …

George W. Bush

New ISIS video threatens France, Italy, U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A video released by ISIS on Thursday threatens new attacks in France, Italy, the United States and beyond.<p>The video features two suspected ISIS fighters threatening to blow up the White House and launch more attacks on Paris. One fighter mentions a "conquest of Rome."<p>The Vatican's St. …

South Korea accepts North's offer to talk

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> South Korea has accepted an offer from Pyongyang for talks in its truce village of Panmunjeom, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.<p>The talks will be held next Thursday, November 26, and will be the first since August, when the two sides met to agree to ease escalating …

Honduras detains five Syrians with stolen Greek passports

Man detained in Central America amid heightened security in wake of Paris attacks are most likely ‘normal’ refugees with no links to terrorism<p>Five Syrians with stolen Greek passports who were detained in Honduras amid heightened concerns over international border security following the Paris terror …

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Beijing has vowed to bring ISIS to justice after the group said it had executed two hostages, a Chinese and a Norwegian.<p>ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Chinese national Fan Jinghui and Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad in its English-language online …

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Paris Attacks: At Least 2 Dead, 8 Arrested During Saint-Denis Raid

World<p>SAINT-DENIS, France — French police hunting the suspected ringleader behind the Paris massacre raided another terrorist cell Wednesday which was plotting a new strike — but the fate of the man being sought was unclear.<p>Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said at least two suspected terrorists — a …

This could be the next weapon of mass destruction

The atom bomb took more than 10 years to go from scientific conception to reality. The next weapon of mass destruction could take much less.<p>On Thursday (Nov. 19), a special agent from the FBI met with researchers in Washington, DC to talk to a scientific panel about the risks of a powerful new …

4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

While Congress took steps to pause the Syrian refugee program this week, there is another concern that many say poses a bigger threat of allowing a potential terrorist into the U.S. It's known as the visa waiver program, and it allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, with much less …

Blake Shelton Mingles with Gwen Stefani and Her Celebrity Pals – See the Photos!

Blake Shelton may have been out of his element when girlfriend Gwen Stefani invited him to an event celebrating all things fashion.<p>Stefani, 46, and …

At Least 20 Dead, Including American, in Terror Attack on Hotel in Bamako, Mali

World<p>Islamist extremists armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades stormed a hotel packed with foreigners Friday in the former French colony of Mali, killing 20 people and briefly taking scores more hostage.<p>One American was killed in the attack, a State Department official said.<p>Nineteen civilians and …

Republicans, defying Obama, propose tightening Syrian refugee screening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers defied President Barack Obama on Wednesday and laid out plans to tighten screening of Syrian refugees after last week’s Paris attacks, in a political fight that challenges America’s view of itself as a refuge for downtrodden immigrants.<p>Armed New York City …

Obama's drone war a 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers

Four former service members – including three sensor operators – issue plea to rethink current airstrike strategy that has ‘fueled feelings of hatred’ toward US<p>Four former US air force service members, with more than 20 years of experience between them operating military drones, have written an …

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France seeks to reassure business as tourists cancel trips

The French economy minister has reassured business leaders that security measures put in place after the Paris terror attacks are not designed to paralyse economic activity.<p>It came during a meeting with Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, a source close to the ministry told AFP.<p>EasyJet’s chief executive …

German police: Aachen suspects released after no link to Paris found

Seven people arrested near the German city of Aachen in connection with the Paris attacks have been freed. At least three of those detained were …

Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet last month, "wherever they are hiding." Intensified Russian airstrikes Tuesday hit the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria that also is being pounded by the …

Police say raid underway in Paris suburb as witnesses report gunfire

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Witnesses have reported gunfire amid a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as authorities hunt for two suspects from Friday's deadly terrorist attacks who are believed to be at large.<p>Read live updates here.<p>Police blocked off roads early Wednesday in Saint-Denis, …

Paris attacks: What can France do to battle homegrown terrorism?

Friday night, in the center of Paris, hundreds of people were gunned down as they enjoyed the warm November weather, ate dinner or took in a show. At this point, 129 have died. In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, Islamic State promised more horror to come and called France a …

Ben Carson is waging war on the media

"What happened to investigative reporting?" Carson asked "Face The Nation" host John Dickerson during an appearance Sunday.<p>"It seems to me like some of the people who do these investigations are not very good investigators."<p>In interviews over the weekend, Carson has repeatedly rebuffed questions …

Russian plane crash: flight recorder captured 'sound of explosion'

Vladimir Putin orders halt to all flights to Egyptian airports as evidence mounts that flight 9268 was brought down rather than suffering mechanical failure<p>The sound of an apparent explosion can be heard on the flight recorder of the Russian-operated plane that came down over the Sinai peninsula, …

Vladimir Putin

How Sinai became a magnet for terror

The Bedouin desert wastes where a Russian passenger jet was downed are now a launchpad for Egypt’s deadly Isis offshoot<p>Grey jeans, black trainers and a surface-to-air missile were all that could be seen of the man waiting under a tree for an Egyptian military helicopter to fly past in early January …

Russia slams Charlie Hebdo cartoons mocking plane crash as 'sacrilege'

French satirical cartoons depicting the Sinai plane crash have drawn fierce criticism from Russians. One official even went so far as to call them …

Iran plans to attend next round of Syria peace talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will attend the next round of Syria peace talks, a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, a week after Tehran threatened to withdraw from the process.<p>Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser …