NFL and Former Players Reach $765 Million Settlement on Concussions
The National Football League and its former players have reached a settlement regarding concussion-related injuries, avoiding what could have been years of court battles. The league will pay out $765 million to its former players.
Nidal Hasan Sentenced to Death for Fort Hood Shootings
A jury of 13 military officers sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death for the killing of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009.
50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Draws Thousands
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.
12 MLB Players Accept 50-Game Suspensions for Biogenesis Connections [UPDATED]
Update 3:10 p.m. (EST): MLB has released an official statement confirming the suspensions of the players listed below. As for Alex Rodriguez, he will be suspended for 211 games, a period starting Thursday, August 8, and extending through the remainder of this season, the 2013 postseason and the full…
Possible Al Qaeda Threat Leads to Closure of Multiple U.S. Embassies, Travel Warning
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel warning Friday morning for Americans, as a result of possible threats from Al Qaeda. It will also temporarily close multiple consulates and embassies in countries located in the Middle East and North Africa starting Sunday, August 4.
Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%
The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.
Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding Enemy, Guilty of Espionage and Other Charges
Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked classified documents to the website Wikileaks in 2010, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the many charges brought against him. He will still go to jail, though, likely for a very long time, because he was convicted of num…
Dozens of Explosions at Florida Propane Plant Injure 8, Including 5 Critically
Late Monday night, a series of explosions rocked the Blue Rhino LP gas plant in Tavares, Florida, injuring eight workers, five of them critically.
Ariel Castro Pleads Guilty, Receives Life Plus 1,000 Years in Jail
Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who abducted and imprisoned three women in his home for a decade, agreed to a plea deal on Friday that will ensure that he does not face the death penalty. He will be in jail, without chance for parole, for the rest of his life.
High-Speed Train Derails in Spain, Killing 78, Injuring Many More
A high-speed train in northwestern Spain derailed Wednesday night, killing 78 passengers and injuring at least 140 more, including five Americans.
Aurora Theater Shooting Survivors Get Married Exactly One Year Later
Exactly one year to the day after one of the most horrific mass shootings ever in America, two survivors of that awful tragedy got married. Eugene Han, 21, and Kirstin Davis, 22, tied the knot in that same town this past Saturday, in the presence of friends and family.
George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Death of Trayvon Martin
A six-person jury comprised of all women in Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin on Saturday after more than 16 hours of deliberation over two days.