December 17, 2014 11:22 AM Peshawar Attack: NBC's Mushtaq Yusufzai's Sons Were Inside the School
Award-winning NBC News Producer Mushtaq Yusufzai has reported from Peshawar, Pakistan, for years on militants, U.S. and Pakistani military activities, the scourge of polio and the plight of refugees. On Tuesday, the school his sons Jibran, 8, and Daniyal, 13, attend came under militant attack — and the news hit too close to home. This is his story. PESHAWAR 36
December 17, 2014 9:12 AM Pakistan militants: Children killed because they aspired to be soldiers
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- As Pakistan started three days of national mourning Wednesday, Taliban militants said they targeted a Peshawar army school because its students aspired to be soldiers, like their fathers. Terrorists ambushed the school Tuesday, explosives strapped to their bodies, and burst into an auditorium filled with students taking exams 36
December 16, 2014 9:42 PM Rick Perry compares Hanukkah rebels to the Boston Tea Party
Washington (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not be dancing with rabbis this Hanukkah season, but the Lone Star State's outgoing chief is still looking to find common ground with the Chosen. Perry released a statement on the first night of Hanukkah comparing the plight of the Maccabees—Jewish rebels who fought back the Seleucid Empire in the second 37
December 16, 2014 8:37 PM Kourtney Kardashian’s baby born on Mason’s 5th birthday
Kourtney Kardashian welcomed her third child on Sunday — a baby boy, sources tell Us Weekly. It also happened to be her son Mason Disick's fifth birthday. The 35-year-old reality star and her longtime love, Scott Disick, are also the parents of Penelope, 2. Before going into labor, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a picture of a baby doll lying 45
December 16, 2014 6:37 PM The Vatican’s Rare Nod To American Nuns
Vatican City—Six years ago, when Pope Benedict XVI approved an “apostolic visitation” of American nuns, the aim was to curb “a certain feminist spirit” and “secularist mentality” that the Catholic fathers feared had infiltrated the women religious. On Tuesday, when the Vatican delivered its final report on the nuns, those concerns were nowhere to be found 47
December 16, 2014 3:08 PM Obama Is Right To Emphasize Progress And Hope. If There's No Hope, Why Bother Fighting?
Earlier this week, President Obama sat down for an interview on Black Entertainment Television. The primary focus of the interview was the issue broadly defined as Black Lives Matter, the protests and the social movement inspired by, among other related events, the decision by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict the police officer who killed 37
December 16, 2014 1:52 PM Expectant dads experience prenatal hormone changes, study finds
One of the most extensive studies on prenatal hormones in first-time expectant parents has revealed that both men and women experience hormonal changes during pregnancy. The study, published in the American Journal of Human Biology, found significant prenatal declines in testosterone and estradiol in men, which researchers say suggests that impending 45
December 16, 2014 1:06 PM Stephen Sondheim, Rob Marshall and Meryl Streep on 'Into the Woods'
Twenty-seven years after it first premiered on Broadway, composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Lapine's subversive, fairy-tale-based musical "Into the Woods" comes to the screen Dec. 25 under the direction of "Chicago's" Rob Marshall and with a cast including Meryl Streep as the Witch, James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and Johnny 51
December 16, 2014 12:41 PM Brutally Honest: Is it OK to be naked in front of your kids?
Editor's note: Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) -- Let me say at the start that there is no way around the topic of nakedness in front of your children without getting personal 41
December 16, 2014 6:37 AM Crime Of The Century: Chatting with Roger Hodgson, Simon & Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell Box Reviews and a KMC Exclusive
Mike Ragogna: Roger, Crime Of The Century is forty years old, congratulations on that and for co-creating such an iconic album. So you and Rick Davies wrote the songs separately though you were both credited as the songwriters, kind of like the Lennon/McCartney arrangement. Roger Hodgson: Right. Obviously, the album was a special album, but there's also been so much mystery 49