After spending four years in an Italian prison Knox arrived in the United States after departing Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. Knox's life turned around dramatically Monday when an Italian appeals court threw out her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to the west coast, with protesters marching in solidarity with those in New York City by meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall and then marching through the financial district.
As the protests grow in size, reaching a crescendo over the weekend as the NYPD arrested more than 700 individuals who had been corralled onto the Brooklyn Bridge, their singular purpose and future remains ambiguous.
President Obama told students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. that America needs their ideas and passion immediately, "we need your generation to bring us back to the top. If we do that, you guys will have a brighter future. And so will America."
The Washington Monument, damaged during the August earthquake that struck D.C., is currently under inspection for signs of additional, previously-unnoticed structural issues and will be closed to the public for an undisclosed period of time.
Yemeni medical officials say government troops have opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa, wounding at least 18 people. The shooting signals President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime is stepping up its crackdown on the opposition following the leader's surprise return home that coincided with a dramatic surge in violence .
After more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in the wake of an assassination attempt, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen to demonstrations by both supporters and protesters.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the United Nations today in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the U.N., and as the bid has been filed, tensions have been flaring at checkpoints around the West Bank.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Robert De Niro crossed the New York Harbor to take part in a ceremony in anticipation of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in New York.
As one could expect, many of the rich became richer, but just who came out on top of the Forbes 400 list of the richest individuals in America? Bill Gates, of course, but there are several surprises to be found on the list of the richest Americans, including some of the youngest, and oldest, individuals to stash away billions in the bank.
he death toll from a typhoon that hit Japan this week climbed to 11 Thursday, with five people still missing, officials say. Typhoon Roke weakened into an extratropical cyclone Thursday afternoon and as it moved over Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee regarding whether the power of Google serves consumers or threatens competition on Capitol Hill.
The United Nations is holding its 66th General Assembly in the UN building in New York City, with the issue of Palestinian statehood taking the main center stage as the Palestinian Authority hopes to present the issue to the assembly on Friday.
Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. EDT, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison said.
Palestinians slammed US President Barack Obama's UN address and his opposition to their bid to win United Nationals recognition of a Palestinian state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations on Friday, September 23, 2011, in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the UN.
Protesters are taking part in the multi-day protest organized by "Occupy Wall Street" by camping out in near-by Zuccotti Park and marching through the financial district, demonstrating against collusion between the government and financial industry. The protests have now spread nationwide, even reaching the streets of Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men.
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