US & World

Army general to determine fate of Bowe Bergdahl

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.

Update: North Korea back online hours after severe Internet outage

It's not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea.

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia's first democratic presidential election by taking more than 55 percent of the vote. Election officials announced the results Monday.

Pope Francis blasts Vatican's bureaucrats

Pope Francis accused the Curia of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism. Francis has made reforming the Vatican a major part of his agenda.

Kurdish forces push offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIS

Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.

Ready to hit the Cuban beach? Americans still have to wait

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

Tunisia, cradle of 'Arab Spring,' in historic presidential vote

The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed, report says

The GAO released a report Friday on its findings in regards to the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks.

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA has voted to publish the 430-page confidential report by ethics investigator Michael Garcia looking at the decisions to hold World Cup tournaments in Russia and Qatar.

Cyber security: How to protect your data from hackers

Although there is no one right way to guarantee your security from hackers, there are a few tips you can follow to better help protect your information.

Palestinian leader supports more talks on UN bid

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports further negotiations on a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution.

Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence

Federal prosecutors sued NYC to address what an investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail.

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

Airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies have all been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban to Cuba and hope they soon will be able to bring U.S. tourists to the Caribbean nation.

US, Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations

Parallel announcements from President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday followed more than a year of secret talks between the two countries.

Obama withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay from drilling

The president said that Bristol Bay and nearby waters, covering an area roughly the size of Florida, would be withdrawn from consideration for petroleum leases.