Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
Tributes have poured in for the two hostages who were killed in the chaotic exchange of gunfire that ended a 16-hour siege at a Sydney café.
A cascade of family violence has claimed six lives and left a suburban Philadelphia community on lockdown.
Heavily armed police overtook the Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney's Martin Place just after 2am local time, following sounds of gunfire coming from inside the building.
Classified as an encephalopathy of unclear origin—the highfalutin term for a weird brain disorder we can't figure out—villagers who do not simply keel over while moving or working report feeling weakness, dizziness, and memory and motor control loss.
In a civil complaint, they claim the Bushmaster in particular allowed the mentally disturbed 20-year-old to kill 26 people in less than five minutes.
Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born gunman killed at the end of the 17-hour hostage situation in a Sydney cafe, was well known to authorities.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
The gunman who seized a cafe in downtown Sydney has reportedly been killed by police, but not before two hostages were killed (and four wounded). Here's how it played out online.
The Massachusetts Senator emerged from last week's budget fight as the leader of an undeniable populist uprising in the Democratic Party.
When cops or their supporters ask what an officer should do in a situation where someone appears to be armed, they should look at this confrontation in a Brooklyn synagogue.
Over the weekend, posters that looked like ads for the Metropolitan Police appeared all over the UK capital calling the cops institutionally racist.
The Irish government is denying rights to immigrants while seeking them for Irish emigrants in the US.
A gunman who associated himself with the Islamic State took several hostages in a siege at a cafe in the heart of Sydney. The cafe was then raided by police, and three people are now confirmed dead.
A gunman who associated himself with Islamic militants and took several hostages at a coffee shop in the heart of Sydney—the Australian capital—has reportedly been killed by police.
Just how easy is it to set up a bogus, anonymously owned shell entity in the United States that can be used to funnel money offshore to evade taxes or finance terrorism or crime? I decided to see for myself.
Around 25,000 people gathered for a peaceful but passionate march that flooded Fifth and Sixth avenues and ended at NYPD headquarters before spilling onto the Brooklyn Bridge.
The fate of Redha al-Najar — a Tunisian who was repeatedly tortured during more than 13 years in US custody — remains a mystery after the US handed him over to the Afghan government.
Ridhwana B., the doll's creator, designed it to comply with what some interpret as Islamic religious law's prohibition on the depiction of distinct features on any children's toy.
We talked to Stephen Soldz, founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, about the dark theories behind the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics.
The UK's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance says antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading so fast that untreatable infections might be more likely to kill any given person than cancer in 2050.
Scott Stapp's troubles continue, as TMZ released audio of a frantic 911 call from his estranged wife, in which she accuses him of claiming to be a CIA agent tasked to kill the president.
Today at the UK Parliament, some people sat on some other people's faces while every living photographer in England took photos of it. We had a chat with some of the face sitters.