The father of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was wary about the making of "American Sniper," but MailOnline reports that he was won over by the face-to-face assurance of the film's star and director that they wouldn't do his son's memory wrong.
President Obama supports LeBron James' decision to wear an "I can't breathe" t-shirt during warmup before the NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.
Officials no longer merely suspect North Korea to be behind the cyberattack on Sony Picture—they’ve confirmed it.
Rand Paul’s Festivus airing of grievances kicked off earlier today, and he has a lot of them
BUZZFEED — A version of the police militarization debate will be part of the Senate agenda next term.
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BBC NEWS -- Memorial services are being held in Indonesia and other nations for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.
USA TODAY - If all you want for Christmas is some online video gaming, you may feel like you got coal in your stocking.
WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- With no obvious heir apparent as the Republican’s 2016 presidential pick, GOP voters are unsure which of the potential 16 candidates they like, choosing “Other/Not Sure” ahead of Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul in a new poll released Christmas Day.
CNN -- Former President George H.W. Bush, who was taken to a Houston hospital Tuesday night after experiencing shortness of breath, will remain in the hospital at least through Christmas Day as a precaution, his spokesman said.
There hasn’t been a whole lot of outrage over the NSA’s Christmas Eve data dump listing their many privacy violations over the last several years. But then again, look at all the information that was redacted.
With ski season getting into full swing, the Aspen sheriff wants to ensure no tourists get too baked to enjoy their stay in his community, and has launched a marijuana education campaign.
Americans favor U.S. action against ISIS, even though they don’t expect success any time soon and tend to think the Iraq war failed to reduce the threat of terrorism.
Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colleges and universities have fretted over how they will be judged under a new college ratings system President Barack Obama announced last year would be developed to encourage transparency and affordability.