Edward Snowden is seen on a television screen via video uplink from Moscow during a news conference to call upon President Barack Obama to pardon Snowden before he leaves office, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NSA leaker Snowden pleads for pardon

Advocates, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, are launching a public campaign to persuade President Barack Obama to pardon the National Security Agency leaker.

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Americans got raise last year for first time since 2007

The median U.S. household’s income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 to an inflation-adjusted level of $56,516, the Census Bureau said Tuesday . That is the largest one-year gain on data stretching back to 1967.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 19, 2015. (Baz Ratner/Pool Photo via AP)

Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years

Under the agreement, Israel’s ability to spend part of the funds on Israeli military products will be gradually phased out, and it eliminates Israel’s ability to spend a fraction of the funds on fuel for its military.

A representation of the Olympic rings are displayed  in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Russians stripped of 2 Beijing Olympic medals for doping

Four Russians have been disqualified from the Beijing Games in cases involving turinabol, an anabolic steroid. The IOC found 98 positive cases in retests of more than 1,000 samples from the Beijing and London Olympics.

ILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, the Apple logo is illuminated in the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York. Apple’s widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, March 11, 2015, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple warns against scams involving iTunes cards

Authorities have previously warned about similar scams involving pre-paid debit cards. But in recent months, the IRS and the Federal Trade Commission have said criminals are using the popular Apple gift cards as an easy, and difficult-to-trace, method of transferring cash.