FROM Dan Ackerman
Latest First-Person Shooter Releases: Halo and Call of Duty Halo 4 was released a week ago. It made $220 million worldwide in its first 24 hours. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is being released today. Both are so-called "first-person shooter" video games, so popular that schools and businesses expect a drop in attendance today with the release of Black Ops 2. Dan Ackerman is senior editor at CNet , where he writes about video games.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."