U.S. deploying special force to boost fight against Islamic State

A specialized expeditionary targeting force will help Iraq put additional pressure on Islamic State and be positioned to conduct operations into Syria.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.


China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday

Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.


Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines

A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.


Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia, stresses support

U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally's security.


With climate at ‘breaking point’, leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.


How holiday shopping mania led to Giving Tuesday

If you end up with a massive money hangover after the five-day holiday shopping mania that stretches from Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday to Cyber Monday, the antidote is Giving Tuesday.


Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.


Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.


Senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

Two senior U.S. senators called for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.


World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris

More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they look to hold back the Earth's rising temperatures.


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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos

Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.


Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting

Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.


Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping

America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths

The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.


Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts

Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.


History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.


WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities

In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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