By a vote of 97-0, the Senate passed a bill that would reform the military's procedure for handling sexual assault cases. The bill does not go as far as another one which failed last week in the Senate
While Israel's president is in the US talking tough on Iran, back home Israeli forces say they seized a ship carrying Iranian-supplied rockets. Hamas has responded by saying the announcement is a "silly joke"
A court in New Orleans has upheld a previous decision ruling that BP needs to pay businesses for losses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has said some claims might not be connected with the disaster
In true Hollywood fashion, the Academy Awards on Sunday promised a cliffhanger finale to the tight race for best picture Oscar between favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" and a big gamble on rain and the red carpet.