Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is being propelled toward a stark choice that could come as soon as next week, define his legacy and set the course for his people in a decades-old conflict with Israel.
The immigration legislation moving quickly toward a full Senate vote triggered a stand-off Thursday between competing wings of the Republican Party, as conservative members accused their colleagues of greasing the wheels for passage with a "fig leaf" that only claims to address border security.
Police and protesters fought in the streets into the early hours Friday as an estimated 1 million Brazilians swarmed through more than 80 Brazilian cities in the biggest demonstrations yet against a government viewed as corrupt at all levels and unresponsive to its people.
LeBron James scored 15 points and Dwyane Wade added 14 points and six rebounds to help the Miami Heat take a 46-44 halftime lead over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Ex-U.S. soldier Eric Harroun, who allegedly fought alongside an al Qaeda affiliate against the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in the nation's ongoing civil war, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on two charges related to his activities in Syria.