(CNN) -- One day after a court in eastern China sentenced him to life in prison for corruption, former Communist Party official Bo Xilai appealed his verdict and sentencing, a source with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.
What the United States and its allies should do about Syria is taking shape as President Barack Obama prepares to give a prime-time address to the nation, a senior administration official involved in Syria policy said Tuesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took his case against a U.S. military strike to the American people Monday, arguing in a CBS television interview that such an attack would only benefit al Qaeda-linked terrorists.
UPDATE: Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games.
During its vote Saturday in Buenos Aires, the committee made its choice over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.