Concerns over alleged Bahrain torture
The State Department voiced concern Friday about the case of an American citizen in prison in Bahrain, whom a United Nations report alleges was tortured.

Who runs ISIS?
Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.

Flemish portraits of heroes, villains

Tensions rise ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Demonstrators shout slogans protesting the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 21, 2014Tensions rose Saturday in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. US President Barack Obama has called for calm, Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency and activated the state National Guard, and the FBI has deployed an extra 100 personnel in the city. Police helicopters trained search lights over Ferguson late Friday as a small gaggle of protesters braved the cold to demand that officer Darren Wilson stand trial for shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9.

Gay stars rock macho world of country
How much bravery did it take for two stars to come out in the macho world of country music?

Examining Michael Brown's autopsy report
Forensic expert Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky analyzes the various shots that hit Michael Brown.

Obama: Don't Use Ferguson as 'an Excuse for Violence'
Grand jury debates whether to indict officer who killed Michael Brown.

UK public finances improve in October, remain far off-track
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.