Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
19 Dec. 20139:44 AM ET
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky
19 Dec. 20139:47 AM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia's formerly richest man out of prison after more than a decade.
UN finds systematic disappearances in Syria
19 Dec. 20138:56 AM ET
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel probing war crimes in Syria reported Thursday that people around the country are systematically vanishing without a trace as part of a widespread campaign of terror against civilians.
Egypt: Mubarak's sons, PM acquitted of corruption
19 Dec. 20139:50 AM ET
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, a verdict announced just hours after security forces arrested a prominent activist as part of an intensifying crackdown against icons of the nation's 2011 uprising.
Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding
19 Dec. 201310:28 AM ET
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts, a move seen as contradictory to the denomination's beliefs.