Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46

Joseph "Beau" Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was a son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday at age 46, the White House said in a statement. He died after battling brain cancer, according to the vice president's office.

American Express president Ed Gilligan dies at 55

Gilligan, who was 55, spent his entire 35-year career with American Express (AXP), starting as an intern and rising to one of the highest executive posts at the global bank. He is survived by his wife and four children.

U.S. surveillance detects Chinese artillery on disputed islands

China has placed artillery pieces on one of the islands it is manufacturing in contested waters in the South China Sea, a U.S. official told CNN Friday. The story was first reported by The Wall Street Journal

ISIS fighter was trained by State Department

An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col.

Sepp Blatter: FIFA's 'few' corrupt officials must be 'discovered, punished'

Amid calls for his dismissal Thursday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter blamed allegations of widespread corruption within soccer's governing body on "a few" and called for those involved to be punished as FIFA works to rebuild its reputation.

Chinese astronaut calls for cooperation, access to International Space Station

China wants greater cooperation with other nations in space, particularly the United States, the country's most experienced astronaut has told CNN in an exclusive interview.Fifteen nations including the United States,

In show of muscle, Russia conducts military exercise in country's northwest

You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country's northwest

Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

Stifling heat has killed more than 1,100 people in India in less than one week.The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say 852 people have died in the heat wave.

Chinese official: U.S. has ulterior motives over South China Sea

A week after a CNN team aboard a U.S. Navy P8-A Poseidon heard the Chinese military issue warnings eight times to a U.S. surveillance plane flying over disputed waters in the South China Sea, a senior official with the People's Liberation Army has called Chinese response "professional" and suggested Washington is playing up the issue with ulterior motives.

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced for taking bribes from U.S. businessman

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman.He was also fined $25,700.Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006,