November 15th, 2012
02:39 PM ET

BP pleads guilty to Gulf oil spill charges, agrees to pay record $4 billion

[Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET] Attorney General Eric Holder says that three BP officials were indicted on criminal charges in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The news comes on a day when BP pleaded guilty to 14 criminal charges, including a dozen felony charges, stemming from the oil spill, and that the company agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties.

CNN Money has more on the deal. 

Filed under: BP • Gulf Coast Oil Spill • Justice
November 15th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Man indicted in alleged Federal Reserve bomb plot

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was indicted Thursday on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and trying to provide material support to al Qaeda in a foiled effort to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.

Nafis - a 21-year-old exchange student - is accused of plotting to detonate a bomb outside of the bank in October.

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Filed under: Al Qaeda • National security • New York • Terrorism
November 15th, 2012
11:07 AM ET

Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi next month, congresswoman says

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify in December before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the September 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Thursday.

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Filed under: Libya
November 15th, 2012
08:44 AM ET

Petraeus: I did not give classified information to Broadwell

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus told HLN's Kyra Phillips that he did not share classified information with his mistress, Paula Broadwell, nor was his resignation tied to upcoming testimony on the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Here's how Phillips reported her interview on "Morning Express with Robin Meade" on CNN's sister network.

Filed under: CIA • David Petraeus • TV-Morning Express
China gets a new leader
November 15th, 2012
12:29 AM ET

China gets a new leader

Xi Jinping has been named as the next boss of China's ruling Communist Party and the likely new president when Hu Jintao's term comes to an end.

Here's how China unveiled its new elite group of leaders and see CNN's On China special report for more on the changes at the top.

Filed under: China