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Tropical Storm Helene Forms In Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Tropical Storm Helene formed just offshore in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Friday, threatening coastal areas of eastern Mexico where thousands of people are still recovering from flooding spawned by Hurricane Ernesto.

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Facing Inside Attacks, Troops in Afghanistan Are Armed, 24/7

Posted: 08/17/2012 - All troops at Afghanistan bases were ordered to carry loaded weapons around the clock after an increase in attacks by Afghan security forces, a U.S. official said Friday. "Green-on-blue" attacks have been carried out by Afghans in security uniforms.

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Giving Teen Moms The Tools To Change Their Lives

Posted: 08/17/2012 - In the last 10 years, Catalina Escobar's Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation -- named for her late son -- has brought health care to tens of thousands of children in Cartagena and provided more than 2,000 teenage mothers with counseling, education and job training.

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Wave Of Violence In Iraq Claims More Than 80 Lives

Posted: 08/16/2012 - A wave of shootings and bombings that Iraqi officials said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 250 across the country Thursday.

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Standoff At Embassy After Ecuador Grants Asylum To WikiLeaks' Assange

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Great Britain and Ecuador remained in a standoff early Friday, following the South American nation's decision to grant Julian Assange asylum -- a decision British authorities are refusing to honor, saying they are committed to extraditing the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden.

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India To Launch Mars Orbiter In 2013

Posted: 08/15/2012 - In a Wednesday speech marking India's independence day, Singh said his government has approved plans to put an unmanned probe in orbit around Mars.

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Attacks Kill Scores In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Afghanistan endured an unusually bloody day Tuesday, with three separate attacks leaving at least 47 people dead and at least 145 wounded, according to government and police officials.

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Announcement Coming On Asylum for Assange

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announces WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London. Patino says British authorities have threatened to "assault" the embassy adding, "We are not a British colony."

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Britain's Prince Philip Hospitalized Again

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Prince Philip is being treated for a recurrence of a bladder infection, the palace says. He was hospitalized for several days in June to be examined for the same complaint.

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Hypersonic Test Fails

Posted: 08/15/2012 - (CNN) -- An unmanned aircraft designed to fly six times the speed of sound crashed after being dropped from a bomber over the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force announced Wednesday.

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Israel, U.S. Play Diplomatic Chicken Over Iran

Posted: 08/15/2012 - There is a dangerous game of diplomatic chicken going on between Washington, Jerusalem and Tehran - and it's all being played out around the U.S. presidential election.

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Mars Rover Curiosity May Be on the Move In a Week

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Controllers "couldn't be happier" with Curiosity so far, a scientist says after the rover landed in Gale Crater on August 6; The rover could take its first short test drive in about a week, the mission manager says.

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Search Goes On, For China's "Most Wanted Robber"

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The search for Zhou Kehua -- one of China's most wanted criminals -- focused on city of Chongqing. Zhou is accused of killing ten people during a series of attempted robberies since 2004. The 42-year old escaped similar manhunt in Nanjing in January.

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Executives Advocate A Military Approach To Cybersecurity

Posted: 08/13/2012 - A new study being released by a private Internet security company highlights cyberworld weaknesses when it comes to gathering intelligence on hackers and suggests that businesses take a more military-minded approach to defense.

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Mars Rover Mission's 'Mohawk Guy' Inspires Obama

Updated: 08/13/2012 - "Mohawk Guy," whose real name is Bobak Ferdowsi, has become famous for his look during the rover landing last week. As the world waited for Curiosity to touch down, Ferdowsi sported a red-and-black mohawk with yellow stars dyed on the sides of his head.

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'Weirdest Thing' Floats In South Pacific

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Pumice, the lightweight stone used to smooth skin, is usually found in beauty salons, but on Thursday sailors from New Zealand's Royal Navy found nearly 10,000 square miles of the lava rock bobbing on the surface of the South Pacific Ocean.

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