Multiple Record-Breaking Alligators Caught in Mississippi
On September 1, the record for the largest alligator ever caught in Mississippi was 697.5 pounds. That record was broken not once but twice on Sunday, the first day of the state's alligator-hunting season.
Kerry Lays Out Case Against Syria, Says Chemical Attack Killed 1,429
Secretary of State John Kerry described how the government in Syria, led by President Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons in an attack on its own citizens, killing 1,429 people, including 426 children. Kerry suggested that the United States must respond, or take the chance that other dictato…
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.
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.
Convicted Leaker Bradley Manning Wants Gender Change, Says ‘I Am Female’
In a twist to the story of Bradley Manning, who was convicted last month of espionage and other charges and sentenced to 35 years in military prison on Wednesday, the Army private released a letter to the 'Today' show on Thursday saying, "I am Chelsea Manning. I am female.&am…
Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty
Major Nidal Hasan was convicted on Friday of the premeditated murder of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009. As a result, he may be executed for his crimes.
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.
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…