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  • New Avon motto: Ding-dong, plea deal calling Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Beauty and cosmetics company Avon will be in a criminal court hearing this week in Manhattan.

  • Big business of body cameras  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how behavior of police and people have changed since some cops have begun to use body cameras.

  • Arrests made in 2012 meningitis outbreak Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Federal authorities arrested 14 people related to a Massachusetts pharmacy connected to a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis.

  • Sydney mayor: 'Siege won't change us'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor that the honoring of hostages killed in the siege is "consoling" and Sydney remains as a "tolerant and inclusive" city after the tragedy.

  • Australian police could have done better: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Ameer Ali, Former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, outlines what the Australian police have fallen short in doing while resolving the hostage incident in Sydney.

  • After the Sydney hostage crisis, the hashtag "I'll ride with you" started trending overnight, aimed at spreading a message of tolerance across the country.

  • Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.

  • Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.

  • Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.

  • Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    The lone gunman was among the three killed after police stormed a cafe to end the 16-hour siege in Sydney. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Martin Place.

  • Sydney siege: Understanding lone wolf terrorism  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.

  • An unforgeable passport? Dutch say they've made it Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    International travelers wait to have their passports checked at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

    A new method uses quantum physics to make ID cards, passports or any other document impossible to forge, researchers say.

  • Australians take to Twitter to support Muslims Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    People run with there hands up from the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place during a hostage standoff on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Police stormed the Sydney cafe as a gunman has been holding hostages.

    Australians offered to travel with Muslim Australians who feared they might be targeted because of their religious affiliations.

  • Sydney siege: Assessing the danger  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir weighs in on the hostage situation and police strategy in Sydney, Australia.

  • In pictures: The final hours of the Sydney siege Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    The 16-hour Sydney hostage crisis came to a tragic end in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A man holds a Bushmaster AR-15 Model A2 semi-automatic assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

    A law firm representing the families of people killed or injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed suit against the maker of the rifle used in the shooting.

  • $67,000 fare-dodger banned from finance industry Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    An ex-BlackRock investment manager who dodged £43,000 ($67,358) in train fares has been banned from practising by regulators.

  • Sydney gunman identity known  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    NBC News' Sara James provides an update on the believed identity of the gunman holding hostages captive in Sydney, Australia.

  • Sydney crisis: What we know  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Matt Taylor provides insight to what is believed to be a lone wolf armed assailant in a Sydney cafe holding an unclear number of hostages captive.

  • Sydney hostage stand-off  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    A gunman is holding an unclear number of hostages inside a cafe in downtown Sydney, reports CNBC's Matt Taylor. Five hostages have emerged, and it is unclear exactly how they fled.

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American Greed

  • A former Army intelligence officer known as "Mr. X" stole millions through a fake veteran's charity and eluded authorities by using an array of false identities. No one figured out who he really was or where he came from until he made one misstep ...

  • When reporter Jeff Testerman visits the home of retired navy commander Bobby Thompson, he finds quarters unfit for an officer.

  • Investigators follow a trail of stolen identities with plenty of twists and turns in the case of fugitive Bobby Thompson, a self-proclaimed retired navy lieutenant commander with a background in intelligence. His fingerprints are nowhere to be found in the United States, Canada or through Interpol.