By Liz Raftery,
The Wire creator David Simon slammed America's poverty gap and called the country a "horror show" in an impromptu speech delivered at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, this weekend.
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denied his group was to blame for violence as he appeared in court Monday for the first time since being detained following the ouster of the Islamist president last summer.
The trial against Mohammed Badie
NBCNEWS.COM - While Americans were busy "Liking" each other's pet photos, Facebook was working behind the scenes, counting and ranking how many times users mentioned the year's most prominent people, places and events.
Today, Facebook officially unveiled its 2013 Year in Review.
By ALI AKBAR DAREINIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has dramatically improved the accuracy of its ballistic missiles by using laser systems, its defense minister said Monday.
In comments broadcast on state TV, Hossein Dehghan said Iranian missiles can now strike within two meters (yards)
By LYNN ELBERAP Television Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
Scenes of stabbings, shootings, rape,
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops captured a western town near the country's main north-south highway on Monday as the government forged ahead with a punishing offensive in a mountainous region near the border with Lebanon, state media said.
According to the reports,
By LAURA MILLSAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative
By JEAN H. LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once
Washington has accepted an invitation to play in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The Huskies (8-4 overall) will take on BYU Dec. 27 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. PT and air live on ESPN television.
"This year's matchup will be one of the very best in the history