HBO to make film of Scientology book
HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step DownDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News.Flanked by Hagel and Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretary’s departure this morning from the White House's State Dining Room.“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary Secretary of Defense: As the first enlisted combat veteran to serve in that position, he understands our men and women like few others ,” the president said. “He’s been in the dirt and he’s been in the mud. And that’s established a special bond. He sees himself in them, and they see themselves in him. ...

Justice Department investigating police practices in Ferguson
In the past 5 years, the DOJ has investigated more than 20 police departments and ordered corrective actions in at least 15 of them

10 works of art that shocked the world
As the Turner Prize turns 30 years old, we look at the formula for controversy and what the work we hate says about our society.

China building 'airstrip' island?
China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.

India's hanged girls 'killed themselves'
Two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in northern India committed suicide with no evidence of rape, sexual assault, or murder, a report finds.

MPs urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if U.N. probe not given access
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British MPs urged the European Union on Thursday to remove preferential trade tariffs from Sri Lanka if it fails to address human rights concerns.