Three ISIS leaders have been killed by American airstrikes in Iraq.
Some restrictions on Cuba could be lifted as soon as January by President Obama.
Two states sue Colorado over marijuana law.
More than 100 people have been kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria in recent days.
Russian President Putin is really into bears.
The Russian ruble continues to fluctuate.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his administration would ban fracking.
Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of The Interview after threats.
The list of presidential pardons is out.
Teen cleared of murder 70 years after his execution.
The death toll in the Taliban massacre in Pakistan is over 140.
The ruble is taking a nosedive.
Sarah Saldaña, the president’s nominee for head of ICE, has been confirmed.
California needs 11 trillion gallons to end the drought.
Obamacare sign-ups running strong.
The Taliban slaughter students in school in Pakistan.
Hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, ends with two of them and the gunman dead.
Newtown families plan to sue maker of the gun used in the massacre two years ago.
Supreme Court turns down Arizona abortion law case.
Senate finally approves Surgeon General nominee.
Greenland melting models may be wrong… and bad for Florida.
Frozen director apologizes for “Let It Go.” (Too late.)
Hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.
Climate deal would commit all nations to limit carbon emissions.
Kansas faces huge budget shortfall.
Texan defects to North Korea.
More rain predicted for California.
The spending bill may not make it to the finish line.
Detroit made it out of bankruptcy.
U.S. hands over Bagram prison in Afghanistan.
Falling oil prices — to around $60 a barrel — put a dent in the stock market.
Sexual predator wins $3 million in Florida lottery.
C.I.A. torture — The Senate report lays it all out.
Congressional leaders say they have reached a deal on spending.
Secretary of State Kerry warns Senate on limiting ISIS fight.
The Supreme Court rules against BP’s challenge to their oil spill settlement.
Jonathan Gruber apologized for his “stupid” remarks about Obamacare.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report will be released today.
A huge fire burned down an apartment complex under construction in L.A.
Ron Klain, the Ebola czar, is done with his job.
The White House says it “does not regret” the failed raid in to rescue the hostages in Yemen.
The Mars rover found evidence of large lakes and mountains on the red planet.
Barking dog may have doomed hostage rescue.
Nineteen people hospitalized after chemical leak at Chicago “fur-fest” convention.
U.S. transfers six Gitmo prisoners to Uruguay.
Mary Landrieu loses Senate seat in Louisiana run-off.
Pluto-bound probe wakes up to get ready for its flyby.
The Department of Justice spent 21 months investigating the Cleveland police force.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen is threatening to kill an American hostage.
Protests continue over the “miscarriage of justice” in the case of Eric Garner.
NASA will try to launch Orion today after yesterday’s scrub.
The New Republic is undergoing a major shake-up.
Protests in New York and elsewhere after no indictment in the case of Eric Garner.
Strange allies against ISIS.
Supreme Court hears arguments on pregnant worker case.
Super typhoon prompts evacuations in Philippines.
Heavy rains in California don’t ease drought yet.
Iraq and the Kurds make a deal.
Israel will have an election next spring.
Detroit had a major power blackout yesterday.
The National Guard is pulling out of Ferguson.
Richard III has family issue issues.
U.S. Air Force pilot killed in crash while bombing ISIS targets.
Ebola vaccine tests look promising.
Attorney General announces plans to address police racial profiling.
Supreme Court hears case on free speech on social media.
Drop in oil prices threaten stability in Venezuela.
Black Friday weekend sales were not as good as last year.
Egypt’s former president gets a walk.
Protestors clash with police in Hong Kong.
Missing Ohio State football player found dead.
Gold and oil prices fall.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
Another night of protests in Ferguson.
U.S.-led raid frees eight hostages in Yemen.
Iran’s supreme leader reacts to the extension of nuclear talks.
Arkansas and Mississippi are the latest to join the marriage equality states.
Gas prices keep falling; they’re the lowest this time of year since 2009.
Protests break out over grand jury decision in Ferguson.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resigns.
University of Virginia rocked by gang rape report.
Iran nuclear talks extended to July.
Thanksgiving travel will involve snow and ice.
Iran considers extending nuclear talks.
Buffalo braces for flooding from melting snow.
Police in Cleveland kill 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun.
One killed, 30 injured in California bus crash.
R.I.P. Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.
Record cold and snow hits the U.S.
Bill to rein in N.S.A. surveillance dies in the Senate.
Death toll in Jerusalem synagogue attack included three American rabbis.
The G.O.P. House finally found a lawyer who will take on the lawsuit against President Obama.
Study will test Ebola survivors’ blood for possible treatment.
Hong Kong police begin to clear protest site.
Japan falls into recession; Europe hopes to avoid it.
Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue assault.
Parents of hostage killed by ISIS speak out.
Too late — The doctor with Ebola who was brought to Nebraska for treatment died.
NBC executive hired ten weeks ago gets canned.
ISIS kills another American aid worker.
President Obama rebukes Russia for moves in Ukraine.
More cold weather hits the Midwest.
GOP weighs another government shut-down over immigration.
Virus hits cruise ship, sickening over 170 passengers.