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Clinton: 'Potential for Transition' in Libya; Promises More Aid to Opposition

There is “potential for a transition” of power in Libya as people close to Muammar el-Qaddafi continue negotiations for the embattled leader to step down, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. At the same time, the international community has been rallying financial support for Libya's opposition to prevent a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

In Video, Weiner Says He Is Now Being Truthful and Won't Resign

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said on Thursday that despite his initial dishonesty about the sexual messages he sent, he is now being "completely honest" and will not resign, according to a recent video posted on the New York Post's website.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

Will Weiner Resign?

With pressure mounting for him to resign, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., was showing no signs of resigning on Thursday in New York City – at least that’s what he was saying.

Weiner can expect a a less-than-warm welcome from his colleagues when the House returns to Washington next week. How he responds to calls from fellow Democrats for for his resignation will largely determine his political viability, both short term and over the long haul.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

Weiner to New York Post: I Will Not Resign

In his first interview since his press conference on Monday, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., tells the New York Post that he won't resign, despite calls from Democrats for him to step down.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

FCC: Should the Government Save the Media?

Federal regulations designed to ensure that broadcasters serve the public interest are broken, allowing stations to dump local-news reporting and lowering standards for news ranging from international developments to government scandals, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Citi Hacked, Microsoft Loses in Patent Suit

Carriers get hurt when texting drops off; Citi says 200,000 affected by hack attack; and Microsoft loses at the Supreme Court -- all in today's e-Reads.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

PICTURES: The Cost of Oil in Nigeria

For over 50 years now, the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from Nigeria's Niger Delta has meant wealth for a privileged few but has exacted heavy costs on residents and the environment.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

The U.S. Code Name for Bin Laden Was Actually 'Cakebread'

Though the Navy SEAL team storming into bin Laden's Pakistan compound referred to the Al Qaeda leader as "Geronimo," Pentagon and CIA analysts knew him by a more culinary nickname: "Cakebread." The quirky piece of bin Laden death trivia comes from excerpts from a new book published by ABC News called Target: Bin Laden—The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

Every day, we bring you the top photo of the day. Here is a collection of these photos.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

Why a U.S. Attack Against Iran Is Unlikely

Two retired U.S. senior Persian Gulf experts--one a diplomat, the other a Navy admiral--said at separate events on Tuesday that a military strike against Iran's nuclear sector appears both inadvisable and unlikely, at least for the time being.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm