Comedian Jodi Miller says, "The NFL announced that it will not use Roman Numerals to signify Superbowl 50. They figure with Common Core, no one knows how to read Roman Numerals anymore."
Police have revealed the name of the officer responsible for the death of teen Michael Brown this past Saturday. The officer is Darren Wilson.
Yesterday it was announced that Prime Minister al-Maliki has stepped aside as the Prime Minister of Iraq. Haider al-Abadi will take his place.
People marched peacefully though the streets of Ferguson, Missouri Thursday evening with little police intervention following orders that the state highway patrol take charge of the growing unrest.
Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan's surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.
The Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum reports that a U.S. special forces team spent a day in the northern Iraqi mountains and determined many of the Yazidi refugees had fled. Now, it's unlikely that the U.S. will stage a risky rescue.
President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and is calling for a federal investigation into the shooting.
Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.
U.S. officials say the military is exploring plans for an international rescue mission to save thousands of desperate Yazidi refugees trapped in an Iraqi mountain range by Islamic militants.
Highlights of this day in history: First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba's Fidel Castro born; Spain's Cortez captures what's now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball's Mickey Mantle dies.