Golden Globes - The Golden Globes show launched the Hollywood awards season with 26 trophies handed out by an array of stars. For "Social Network"¬† and "Glee" it was a good night.
Take a look at who took home the awards, watch the winners' reactions,¬†get a glance at the fashion and flair from the red carpet, and take a peek at our full gallery of stars on the big night. We'll also be looking at the reaction to one man of the hour - the host, Ricky Gervais - and whether his expected but¬†over-the-top routine was hit or miss for the stars and critics.
Tunisia in crisis - A new Tunisian government could be announced Monday, one day after the country's army clashed with armed gangs and remnants of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's personal guard.
A Swiss whistle-blower Monday handed over what he said were secret Swiss banking records to WikiLeaks, the website dedicated to revealing secrets.
Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer handed two discs to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a news conference in London.
WikiLeaks could release the secret Swiss banking records in "a matter of weeks" if it can process them quickly enough, Assange said.
Elmer said he would not reveal the names in the records and said he was unable to say how many people were involved.
He said about 2,000 clients' records were included, but that because of the way trusts and corporations are set up, he could not determine how many individuals were involved.
Elmer describes himself as an activist/reformer/banker.
"I think, as a banker, I do have the right to stand up if something is wrong," he said Monday, explaining why he was giving the documents to the website.
Elmer is due to go on trial Wednesday in Switzerland for violating the country's banking secrecy regulations.FULL STORY
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could end up at Guantanamo Bay if he is extradited to Sweden, his lawyers will argue next month, according to legal papers they released Tuesday.
He would be at risk of mistreatment or even execution, they will argue, saying that means Britain cannot extradite him without violating his human rights.
"There is a real risk he could be made subject to the death penalty," Assange lawyers say in documents they released Tuesday, citing British media reports that Republican politicians Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have called for him to be executed.
The lawyers released a preliminary outline of their planned arguments Tuesday, ahead of an extradition hearing for Assange next month.
Prosecutors in Sweden want him for questioning in connection with sexual misconduct allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks.
Assange has denied the allegations, and is free on 200,000 pounds ($310,000) bail while he fights extradition.
Assange and his lawyers appeared briefly in court in London Tuesday for a procedural hearing.
The judge in the case agreed to a change in Assange's bail conditions for two days next month so he can get to the main extradition hearing on time on February 7 and 8.FULL STORY
A man who played an instrumental role in the WikiLeaks website is penning a memoir that will hit stores February 15. No, it's not Julian Assange. We're talking about Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who abruptly quit WikiLeaks as its spokesman in September. His book will debut just weeks after a Vanity Fair article that promises to reveal the dramatic back story about the Guardian and New York Times' dealings with Assange.
"Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" will "reveal the evolution, finances, and inner tensions" of WikiLeaks, according to Crown Publishing. Domscheit-Berg will also explain why he left WikiLeaks and his "disenchantment with the organization's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and the increasing concentration of power by Assange," according to a David Drake, the senior executive vice president of publicity at Crown.
Since leaving WikiLeaks, Domscheit-Berg has said he plans to launch OpenLeaks.org, a site that will share information - obtained from anonymous sources - with outlets such as news media and nonprofit rights groups that are best able to report it.
The book will tell the story of how Domscheit-Berg met Assange in 2007 at the Chaos Computer Club, a controversial hacker group based in Germany. CCC once reportedly published a German politician's fingerprints to protest using identity technology on passports.
Domscheit-Berg worked with WikiLeaks for several years, helping coordinate significant leaks, including information about a corrupt election in Kenya and the release of a classified video showing a U.S. Apache helicopter firing at and killing civilians (including two journalists) on the ground in Iraq.
It was reported in December that Assange had signed book deals worth more than $1 million.
WikiLeaks - Now that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is out of jail, he's making up for lost time by talking to media outlets about sex allegations against him, saying he believes they are little more than an effort to discredit him and his organization for leaking diplomatic cables.
Assange (pictured, center, talking to reporters Thursday) also said the technological and legal attacks on his website are diverting resources from its core mission. But he said it has not slowed the group from publishing new secret diplomatic documents.
In fact, new cables have¬†come out showing the United States and Cuba have been cooperating when it comes to fighting drug smuggling and¬†others detailing allegations that India condoned torture of suspects in detention centers in Jammu and Kashmir, a region that's the secne of a long guerrilla war by Muslim separatists.
Tax deal - A bill that includes a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts and an extension of jobless benefits is on its way to President Obama to be signed into law Friday.
[Updated at 1:04 p.m.] Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, walked out of London's High Court after being freed on bail Thursday, nine days after he was arrested for questioning about alleged sex crimes in Sweden.
Assange was kept in solitary confinement in Wandsworth Prison in London, he confirmed Thursday after being freed on bail.
He said his time in solitary confinement gave him time "to reflect on the condition of those people around the world also in solitary confinement... in positions that are more difficult than those faced by me. Those people... also need your attention and support."
He also hailed the British justice system Thursday saying "if justice is not always an outcome ... at least it is not dead yet."
[Updated at 8:39 a.m.] WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted bail by a court in London Thursday.FULL STORY
House takes up tax deal - The House of Representatives could vote to extend the the Bush-era tax reductions Thursday after the Senate overwhelmingly adopted it.
The Senate approved the controversial $858 billion tax cut package Wednesday despite a series of objections from both the left and the right. The measure passed 81-19.
The House will take up the¬†bill some time Thursday, according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland.
WikiLeaks founder granted bail - WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted bail by a London court Thursday, meaning he is free to leave jail until his next scheduled court hearing in January.
Assange¬†must stay at the mansion of a supporter outside London, report to the police daily, wear an electronic tag to monitor his location and put up 200,000 pounds (about $310,000) in bail money, plus two further 20,000-pound sureties (about $31,500 each), the judge ruled.
WikiLeaks - It started as an embarrassment¬†to the U.S. government. Then supporters showed they could disrupt online services. The next round could be acts of civil disobedience - think of online¬†World Trade Organization¬†protesters. CNN's Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott examine the implications WikiLeaks is having on diplomacy around the world.
We also take a look at the Air Force's decision to cut WikiLeaks news access as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in jail,¬†Michael Moore¬†explains why he offered money for Assange's bail and¬†Assange's mother stands by her son.
Tax deal - The Senate¬†is set to¬†vote¬†Wednesday on the tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and GOP leaders,¬†but House Democrats are still arguing about possible changes.
One of the most prominent journalism schools in the United States is asking President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder not to prosecute WikiLeaks because it would set a "bad precedent for reporters."
"We all believe that in publishing diplomatic cables WikiLeaks is engaging in journalistic activity protected by the First Amendment," according to a letter signed by 19 Columbia Journalism School professors.
Holder is an alum of both the undergrad program and Columbia Law School.
"As a historical matter, government overreaction to publication of leaked material in the press has always been more damaging to American democracy than the leaks themselves," the letter says. READ THE LETTER
The letter argues that prosecuting WikiLeaks would result in "chilling" investigative journalism everywhere, and that legal action against the organization would "greatly damage American standing in free-press debates worldwide and would dishearten those journalists looking to this nation for inspiration."
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is in jail in relation to a sex crime investigation in Sweden - a case that officials say is entirely separate from WikiLeaks or the group's publishing of reams of classified U.S. government and military information. The leak has included diplomatic cables.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail Tuesday after a hearing at Westminster Magistrate's Court in London, but a lawyer representing Swedish prosecutors immediately filed an appeal.
That means Assange will remain in jail for another 48 hours, until the next hearing.
The magistrate agreed to grant bail Tuesday after Assange's team of attorneys reported that Vaughan Smith, a former British army officer who founded London's Frontline Club, had offered his mansion in Suffolk to Assange.FULL STORY
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail on Tuesday by a British magistrate after a court hearing.
The 39-year-old Australian handed himself over London police last week to answer a European arrest warrant over alleged sex crimes in Sweden.
The judge denied Assange's first request for bail at a hearing on December 7 on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will reapply for bail at a court hearing Tuesday, as protesters gathered outside the court demanding his release.
The 39-year-old Australian handed himself over London police last week to answer a European arrest warrant over alleged sex crimes in Sweden. The judge denied Assange's first request for bail at a hearing on December 7 on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.
Assange is facing accusations of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force in separate incidents in August in Stockholm. He could be sentenced to two years in prison if convicted. His lawyers deny the charges and have vowed to fight any attempts at extradition.
WikiLeaks' release of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic and military documents is also under criminal review in the United States. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he had authorized "significant" actions related to a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks' publication of the materials but has declined to elaborate.
An attorney for the WikiLeaks founder, citing Swedish authorities, has said a secret grand jury is meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, to consider charges in the release of the documents.FULL STORY
The U.S. Senate should open debate Monday on a tax compromise reached by President Obama and Republicans, but some Democrats in the House want to change the deal, one of the party's leaders said. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the package will get a House vote despite a threat by Democrats to prevent it from reaching the floor. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the first version of legislation on the negotiated deal. The package combines extended Bush-era tax cuts with extended unemployment benefits, tax breaks and a payroll tax holiday intended to bolster a sluggish recovery from an economic recession.
Several of Julian Assange's ex-colleagues say they're launching a WikiLeaks-like site called OpenLeaks next week.
According to Forbes columnist Andy Greenberg, leakers will be able to submit information to the site, but the site won't publish it. Instead, the leakers will name who - such as specific media organizations or watchdog groups - can have access to the information, Forbes reported. Those users will make their own decisions about fact-checking, editing and publishing.
That will allow the exposure of the information without the same legal questions that WikiLeaks faces, one of OpenLeaks' founders, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, told Forbes.
Although it may seem as though WikiLeaks¬†has flooded the Web with a¬†mind-boggling number of classified diplomatic cables, the site says it has actually published only a fraction of 1 percent of the trove of secret State Department information it has.
WikiLeaks claims to have an archive of 251,287 cables. It has¬†published fewer than 1,000.
One of his attorneys, Jennifer Robinson, said that the remaining contents of the State Department trove will¬†continue to be published "unabated as scheduled, in a very orderly fashion" in the coming months. The documents could even be released¬†in parts throughout 2011¬†in conjunction with¬†media¬†that had advance access to WikiLeaks' documents about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as the cables, said Robinson.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sent to jail Tuesday while a London court decides whether to order his extradition to Sweden.
The judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court refused to grant Assange bail, despite several celebrities coming forward and offering to pay his surety.
Assange, who was in court with security guards on either side of him and his lawyer in front, must now stay in custody until December 14. It was not immediately clear if the court would decide on that date whether to release him.
[Updated at 10:05 a.m.] Julian Assange has been refused bail by a U.K. court and remanded until December 14th.
[Updated at 9:46 a.m.] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused in court Tuesday to give his consent to be extradited to Sweden.
[Posted at 8:32 a.m.] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday on a Swedish warrant, London's Metropolitan Police said.
Assange was arrested at a London police station at 9:30 a.m. and will appear at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court at 2 p.m., police said. Swedish authorities had issued the warrant for Assange so they can talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents.
At court, Assange will be able to respond to the arrest warrant, and the court will then have roughly 21 days to decide whether to extradite him, said Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association.
Assange arrested: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London on a Swedish warrant. Swedish authorities want to talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents. Assange has not been charged.
In court Tuesday, Assange will be able to respond to the arrest warrant, and the court will then have roughly 21 days to decide whether to extradite him, said Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association.
We're taking a look at what you need to know and what's next for the WikiLeaks founder. Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden asks who's to blame in the whole WikiLeaks imbroglio and what it might mean in the future.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London on a Swedish warrant regarding sex-crime allegations and will appear in court Tuesday.
But what does it all mean?
Executive Director of the International Bar Association Mark Ellis talks to American Morning‚Äôs John Roberts and Carol Costello about what the U.K. arrest means and whether this means Julian Assange may be one step closer to being extradited to the U.S.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "in the process of making arrangements" to meet with British police regarding a Swedish arrest warrant, his attorney said Monday.
Assange is wanted for questioning by Swedish authorities over sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents. Mark Stephens, his British lawyer, told the BBC no time had been set for the meeting as of Monday evening, but one is likely "in the foreseeable future."
"We are in the process of making arrangements to meet with the police by consent in order to facilitate the taking of that question-and-answer as needed," Stephens said.