Mali takes key town as nations ready more troops

The Malian military has gained control of the central town of Diabaly, Mali, a key advance in the battle against Islamist militants in the north.

Bloody Algeria hostage crisis ends after 'final' assault, officials say

Algerian troops ended a hostage crisis at a remote gas facility Saturday with one last, bloody assault, Algerian and Western officials said, after three days of chaos and confusion left dozens dead and fanned fears of a new terror front in Afri

Obama sworn in to second term, faces new challenges

With the official business of the 57th inauguration out of the way, Washington began preparing Sunday for a day of revelry -- and for the challenges facing President Barack Obama over the next four years.

Biden makes it official with second term swearing-in

Joe Biden will remain vice president for another four years, making his second term official Sunday with a swearing-in ceremony at his official residence in Northwest Washington.

Bloody Algeria hostage crisis ends after 'final' assault, officials say

Algerian troops ended a hostage crisis at a remote gas facility Saturday with one last, bloody assault, Algerian and Western officials said, after three days of chaos and confusion left dozens dead and fanned fears of a new terror front in Afri

Manti Te'o denies he was part of girlfriend hoax

Manti Te'o -- one of the best defenders this season in college football -- defended himself in an ESPN interview, saying there was no way he was part of a hoax involving a deceased girlfriend.

Manti Te'o denies he was part of girlfriend hoax

Manti Te'o -- one of the best defenders this season in college football -- defended himself in an ESPN interview, saying there was no way he was part of a hoax involving a deceased girlfriend.

Indonesia floods kill 15; thousands flee raging waters in capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital this week has killed 15 people, driven thousands from their homes and paralyzed the sprawling city -- and officials are warning that more water is on its way.

Indonesia floods kill 15; thousands flee raging waters in capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital this week has killed 15 people, driven thousands from their homes and paralyzed the sprawling city -- and officials are warning that more water is on its way.

Both parties look for action from Congress

President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. James Lankford each called on Congress to take up legislation in their weekly addresses Saturday, the likes of which have not passed in years.