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DoD accused of ducking Afghan child abuse controversy with 'lawyer-speak'

The Defense Department has responded to mounting allegations that U.S. soldiers were told to ignore Afghan troops abusing children by insisting there was "no such policy" at the time.<p>But lawmakers and those who served in Afghanistan suggest that the Pentagon is leaning on semantics -- and that …

Donald Trump Calls Photojournalist ‘A F***ing Thief’ Over Photo of Empty Chairs

Donald Trump is lashing out at an Associated Press photographer over photos of empty chairs at a Trump speech in South Carolina. The presidential …

'Modern-day pirate' Kim Dotcom's words now used against him

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Prosecutors say Kim Dotcom and his colleagues sometimes reveled in their role as "modern-day pirates," discussed how to …

Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN'

Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you’re not sure what the chip is all about, you’re not alone: One survey showed that about 75 percent of respondents didn’t understand why they were being sent the new chip-embedded …

Pope Francis Spends a Day in New York City: Pictures

Why Russia's Vladimir Putin Is Standing by Syria's President Assad

MOSCOW — When Russia's Vladimir Putin addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, all ears will be attuned to one issue: Syria. From this high-profile pulpit, Putin will have the chance to defend the Kremlin's staunch support for Syria's President Bashar Assad, who has not only been fighting a …

Middle East

Thailand shrine bombing: Man in custody confesses, police say

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> A man who has been in police custody in Thailand since August 29 has been identified as the primary suspect in a bombing that killed 20 people at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine last month, Thai police said Friday.<p>After the man admitted he was the suspect seen in video in a yellow …

Thailand