Senior U.S. military officials are considering increasing the American military presence in the Mediterranean because of what they see as growing instability in recent months, CNN has learned.
In the background of the drama playing out in Gaza and southern Israel, an election looms. On January 22 Israelis will go to the polls for early parliamentary voting. In October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the early elections to ensure "a responsible security and economic policy" in the face of the economic downturn and threats to Israel's security from Iran and elsewhere. He took the step after failing to reach agreement on a budget with his coalition partners. Is the fighting between Israel and Hamas likely to affect the elections? Probably not, experts said this week.
The political leader of Hamas says his group was not behind Wednesday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv. But Khaled Meshaal tells CNN he believes the bombing was a response to the violence in Gaza.
The burial at sea of Osama bin Laden after he was killed by Navy SEALs last year followed traditional Islamic procedures, according to newly released military e-mails, but less than a dozen "leadership" members aboard the Navy carrier where the service took place were informed of the burial.
Chelsea moved quickly to replace the sacked Roberto Di Matteo Wednesday as Rafael Benitez was appointed as interim manager until the end of the season.
A wonder goal from French international Philippe Mexes helped seven-time winners AC Milan into the last 16 of the European Champions League with a 3-1 win at 10-man Anderlecht Wednesday.
Top jockey Frankie Dettori was handed a temporary ban from riding in France Wednesday after giving a positive drugs test for a banned substance.
New York Police Department has arrested a man in the shooting deaths of three New York City shopkeepers, according to Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Superstorm Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island national monuments with enough infrastructure damage to keep them closed, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Both locations have been closed since October 29, when a rare mix of converging, destructive weather made landfall in the Northeast.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often associated with the wandering minds and erratic behavior of schoolchildren, but it can have serious consequences for adults as well. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that people with ADHD who are on medications for the condition are less likely to commit crimes.
A new study suggests that mammograms find some tumors that wouldn't be a problem. Researchers say mammograms also fail to catch some dangerous tumors. The American Cancer Society says the study must be "viewed with caution."
The Department of Energy is putting federal money behind the development of small-scale nuclear reactors that supporters say are cheaper, safer and easier to build, though the design still needs federal approval.