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.
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.
New Movies: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ ‘The World’s End,’ ‘You’re Next’
It's an action-filled weekend at theaters, with three new flicks offering different variations of adventure tales: one fantasy, one comedic and one scary.
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…
Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Leaking Classified Information
Bradley Manning received a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday after being convicted of espionage and theft. Manning shared more than 700,000 documents—including battlefield videos, diplomatic cables and classified files regarding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—with the website Wikile…
New Movies: ‘Jobs,’ Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Butler’
New in theaters this week are a biopic about one of America's great innovators, the sequel to a surprise 2010 hit and an early Oscar hopeful with big-name cast.
New Movies: ‘Elysium,’ ‘Planes,’ ‘We’re the Millers,’ ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’
This weekend a foursome of features will contend for your moviegoing dollar, as the summer movie season starts to wind down.
Tony Stewart Breaks Leg in Crash at Southern Iowa Speedway
Tony Stewart broke two bones in his right leg Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway when his sprint car flipped multiple times as part of a four-car wreck.
12 MLB Players Accept 50-Game Suspensions for Biogenesis Connections
Major League Baseball will reportedly suspend 12 players for 50 games each for violating the sport's performance-enhancing-drugs policy in connection to a Miami health clinic called Biogenesis. The biggest name in MLB's investigation, three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez, is the only player who plans to ap…
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.
New Movies: ‘The Smurfs 2,’ ‘2 Guns’
The summer movie season rumbles into August with the release of an animated sequel about essence-filled tiny blue creatures, plus an action-thriller starring two of Hollywood's biggest names.