Rep. Trey Radel of Florida says he will not resign despite pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Radel left a rehabilitation center on Thursday. (Dec. 20)
Here's the latest news for Friday, December 20th: Obama discusses economy and health care rollout; Pardoned Russian dissident travels to Germany; Palestinian filmmakers spoof popular Volvo ad.
After spending 10 years in Russian jails for what many in the West believe were trumped-up offenses, Mikhail Khodorkovsky left prison a free man Friday and immediately flew to Germany. (Dec. 20)
President Barack Obama suggests he may be ready to rein in some of the bulk collection of Americans' phone records to allay the public's privacy concerns. He made the comments at his annual year-end news conference at the White House. (Dec...
Police officers in New South Wales, Australia rushed a car breaking windows and spraying fire extinguishers after a man inside threatened to set himself on fire outside the Parliament building
President Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 "can be a breakthrough year for America." Asked if this year had been the worst of his presidency so far, he said, "That's not how I think about it." (Dec. 20)
The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission. (Dec. 20)
Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers. (Dec. 20)
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman observed and coached North Korean players. Rodman hopes to bring former NBA players to North Korea for an exhibition game next month. (Dec. 20)
A group of young Palestinian film-makers have released a spoof of Jean Claude Van Damme's popular Volvo commercial. The parody is designed to highlight the shortage of fuel in the Gaza Strip. (Dec. 20)