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Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

Journalist is released without charge after he was arrested in Berlin on Saturday at Egypt’s request<p>German authorities have released al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour without charge, after he was detained on Saturday by police at Berlin’s Tegel airport on an Egyptian arrest warrant.<p>A spokesman …

Muslim Brotherhood

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Pentagon’s YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Military

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

Why is the U.S. investigating FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

Freed Alabama death row inmate: 'I'm at peace with myself. Are they at peace?'

Alabama man off death row after 28 years to jailers: You will answer to God<p>Read more<p>In his first day free, after nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row, Ray Hinton said he kept asking a question to his childhood friend.<p>“You just got to tell me we can stay out tonight that we don’t have to go in …

Death Row

President Obama predicts more states will legalize marijuana

You can’t fit everything into a State of the Union.<p>President Barack Obama told YouTube today that more states will consider legalizing cannabis thanks to his Administration’s approach to the issue, and the government should treat marijuana use as a health problem, not a criminal one.<p>Several …

Paul, Bush camp trade jabs on Twitter

Sen. Rand Paul’s latest jabs at two of his potential 2016 rivals didn’t exactly work like a charm.<p>The Kentucky Republican sent out a series of tweets, poking at Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, who are due to meet Thursday in Utah, only to get push back from the Bush camp over a misspelling.<p>“Word is there …

Government

Woman calls herself a 'servant of Allah,' faces sentencing for ISIS plan

<b>Golden, Colorado (CNN) —</b> A Colorado resident who pleaded guilty to wanting to join ISIS jihad has adopted a new Muslim first name and prepared a new hairstyle for her sentencing Friday.<p>Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, now prefers to go by Amatullah, she told CNN during a visit to her jailhouse the day …

Criminal Sentencing

Jeb Bush donates $10,000 for slain NYPD officers

Likely 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush gave $10,000 to a charity that’s raising money to help the families of the two New York Police Department officers murdered in their patrol car in December.<p>Bush and his wife, Columba, made the donation Tuesday night, according to Catherine Christman, a …

Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

The death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was shot last month by a Cleveland police officer who authorities say mistook the child's air gun for a real firearm, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The November 22 shooting outside a Cleveland …

Azealia Banks vs Iggy Azalea: 'Privileged white people shouldn’t steal hip-hop'

Two of hip-hop's biggest female stars have come to public blows over race. Reni Eddo-Lodge explains why this hip-hop battle is so much bigger than these two women<p>Three years ago, rapper Azealia Banks had a viral hit with <i>212</i>, and this year she finally came out with her debut album. But she’s also …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• The best iPhone apps of 2014 • The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014<p>1. Pixelmator<p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the …

Can America's Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …

Natural Gas

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Europe

Paul on Ferguson: Criminal justice reforms part of answer

Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made a renewed call for reforming the criminal-justice system after a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.<p>Paul said in an interview Tuesday that he didn’t have …

9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement

From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals.<p>The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to …

G20 Conference Gives Hackers High-Profile Targets

At 3:10 a.m. on October 27, 2011, a less-than-diplomatic email landed in the inboxes of attendees at the G20 Summit, an annual gathering of heads of …

Apple is now worth more than Russia’s entire stock market

AAPL shares closed at an all-time high yesterday, putting the company’s market cap at $663.2 billion. Never before has Apple been so profitable. In fact, Apple makes so much money, it’s now worth more than the entire Russian stock market.<p>Check out the chart below:<p>Russia, the world’s 20th largest …

Stock Markets

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

If you're an Android user, there's a chance that earlier this week your phone or tablet alerted you about a new update to its operating system. Yearly system updates are a part of the modern smartphone experience, and, like clockwork, Apple and Google typically issue them every fall.<p>The newest …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Pres. Obama's reported 10-part immigration plan draws both fire and praise

Indications that the Obama administration is planning to unveil a 10-part immigration reform plan that would be carried out via executive action is drawing praise from groups that want more leniency for undocumented immigrants, and condemnation from others that say the president is circumventing …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Germany struggles to adapt to immigrant influx

<b>"Everyone's moving to Germany."</b><p>So says Govan, a thin, bearded French jazz musician from Lyon whom I meet in a German language class for people recently arrived in Berlin.<p>"In one month," he says, "I met lot of people from everywhere."<p>The faces around the table are young, the accents mainly European. …

Europe

White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons

WASHINGTON — The White House refused to include weapons in an aid package announced Thursday for embattled Ukraine despite an impassioned plea by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for more military assistance.<p>The Obama administration is providing $46 million in non-lethal security assistance and …

ISIS appears to execute British captive

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.<p>The ISIS video post showing Haines' beheading called …

James Foley's Parents Say US Government Threatened Them With Prosecution If They Tried To Raise Ransom Money

John and Diane Foley, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley, said Friday that the U.S. government threatened them with prosecution if they …

Obama's wise move on immigration (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Maria Cardona is a political commentator for CNN, a Democratic strategist and principal at the Dewey Square Group. She is a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton and was communications director for the Democratic National Committee. She also is a former communications director of</i> …