Added August 31, 2011 with 11 photos
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America's spy chief Sept. 6.
Added August 31, 2011 with 10 photos
The Commission on Wartime Contracting, set up by the U.S. Senate in 2007, released their report on fraud in defense contracting titled, "Transforming Wartime Contracting". The commission found the U.S. government wasted more than $30 billion in contracts and grants awarded to private contracts working in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 10 years.
Added August 29, 2011 with 42 photos
Peace negotiations continue in besieged Bani Walid, with transitional government leaders saying they hope the standoff would end peacefully and that people in Bani Walid, a desert city of 60,000 people about 90 miles southeast of Tripoli, would greet rebel forces as people did in Tripoli late last month, when rebel fighters captured the Libyan capital.
Added August 28, 2011 with 25 photos
Hurricane Irene likely will be among the costliest catastrophes in U.S. history, analysts say, adding that much of the damage may not be covered by insurance. At least 43 deaths have been attributed to Irene.
Added August 26, 2011 with 12 photos
Most Islamic states observe 'Quds Day' an annual event, which happens on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Jerusalem Day (Quds Day) was launched by the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, in the early of 1980s.
Added August 26, 2011 with 14 photos
North Carolina authorities Friday began evacuating Hatteras Island as Hurricane Irene began lashing the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. North Carolina authorities Friday began evacuating Hatteras Island as Hurricane Irene began lashing the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Irene, a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds, was about 330 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., moving north at 14 mph.
Added August 25, 2011 with photo
Chilean student protests are snowballing into a political storm with President Sebastian Pinera finding himself right at the center of it and not liking it.

The millionaire president, who retains vast business interests but swears by arrangements aimed at avoiding conflicts of interests, faced widening revolt this week after increasing numbers of labor union members and teachers threw their support behind students.

A central union of workers added to general calls for education reforms a longer list of changes, which includes a redrafting of the constitution and statutes to remove what critics see as vestiges of the past military dictatorial regimes, notably the highly controversial rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet from 1973-90.

The Unitary Central for Workers called for a nationwide strike for the second consecutive day Thursday and invited other unions to join the protest action.

Student protests against high tuition fees began about two months ago and focused on private academic institutions operating with impunity, alleged corruption and favoritism in the education system.

Protest leaders said they hoped to make the rallies "the biggest national strike of the last decade." It is the first 48-hour national strike since the Pinochet dictatorship.

Added August 24, 2011 with 11 photos
Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday thanked U.S. troops who helped in the massive relief operation after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in the spring.
Added August 23, 2011 with 24 photos
A 5.8 earthquake hit the U.S. at around 1:55 p.m. EST, reportedly originating from Mineral, VA according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt across the country, from Washington, D.C. and New York City to North Carolina. Buildings were evacuated across the East Coast, including the Pentagon.
Added August 23, 2011 with 12 photos
Nafissatou Diallo, the woman who has accused former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, and Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson speak to the media after a meeting with the District Attorney at the 80 Centre Street in New York City on August 8, 2011. Prosecutors in the office of Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, have filed papers requesting that all charges be dropped against Kahn.
Added August 22, 2011 with 14 photos
The $120 million memorial to Martin Luther King Jr opens to the public today August 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. The memorial features a 30-foot-tall statue of civil rights leader and is located near the Tidal Basin on the Washington Mall. The official opening dedication will be on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Added August 19, 2011 with 10 photos
A funeral is held for five Palestinians killed in an Israeli airstrike. Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza in retaliation to a series of coordinated attacks on August 18 near the southern Israeli sea resort of Eilat that left eight dead.
Added August 19, 2011 with 18 photos
Funeral for Staff Sergeant Moshe Naftali in the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, August 19, 2011. Naftali was killed in southern Israel in a terrorist attack yesterday. Eight Israelis were killed in three terrorists attacks by Palestinians from Gaza who crossed into Israel through Egypt. UPI/Debbie Hill
Added August 18, 2011 with 9 photos
Vice President Joe Biden held talks seeking to shore up confidence in the dollar and bond with Beijing's next leader, Vice President Xi Jinping.
Added August 18, 2011 with 11 photos
The President held town hall meetings in southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois and made other stops on his his three-day bus tour through the Midwest.
Added August 11, 2011 with 7 photos
President Obama was joined by elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community, and leaders of diverse faiths to celebrate Ramadan, a tradition that began annually under President Bill Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush.
Added August 08, 2011 with 8 photos
Addressing the nation on the recent S&P downgrading of U.S. credit, in conjunction with the tragedy over the weekend with the loss of 38 troops in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama's call to action did little to soothe the nation, or the stock market.
Added August 08, 2011 with 15 photos
Traders react on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange moments before the closing bell after the Dow falls more than 5% and over 600 points on Wall Street In New York City on August 8, 2011.
Added August 08, 2011 with photo
After days of lawlessness, the riots in London and across England have calmed down, with the aftershocks still being felt across the communities afflicted by them. More than $325 million in damage claims are expected and more than 1,500 individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the riots.
Added August 05, 2011 with 10 photos
President Barack Obama announced his efforts to better prepare veterans, whose unemployment rate sits at 3.3 percent higher than the national average, for the workforce at the Washington Navy Yard.
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