The killing of two New York police officers has emboldened critics who say a permissive approach to protests against police tactics had made police vulnerable to attack.

The White House is weighing targeting banks and trading firms controlled by North Korea’s leader in response to the alleged Sony hacking.
North Korea said it was launching a “counteraction” against the U.S. “thousands of times greater” than the Sony Pictures cyberattack. An outside attorney for Sony insisted “The Interview,” the film that sparked the cyberattack, will be distributed.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters drove Islamic State militants from the center of the northern city of Sinjar, rescuing hundreds of members of the Yazidi sect.

Obama plans to announce a flurry of detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks as part of his push to close the prison.

Tunisia’s candidate for president with ties to the country’s autocratic past declared victory in a runoff that has yet to be called.

San Antonio is moving ahead with annexation plans that would add up to 200,000 people and potentially make it the U.S.’s fifth-largest city.

The U.S. Army is nearing a decision on the fate of the soldier held by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years.

An Australian woman was charged in the deaths of seven of her children and a niece.