Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
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
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
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.
Amid spasm of violence, US diplomat in C. Africa
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The American ambassador to the United Nations arrived Thursday in Central African Republic in the highest profile American effort to date to spotlight the violence in this impoverished nation, which has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced at least 10 percent of the population.