Compiled 21:45 GMT
By STEVEN ERLANGER and RICK GLADSTONE
France on Tuesday became the first European country to recognize the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition, going beyond other Western pledges of support.
By SCOTT SHANE
The F.B.I. investigation that toppled David H. Petraeus, the director of the C.I.A., underscores a danger that civil libertarians have long warned about.
By ELISABETH BUMILLER
President Obama has faith in Gen. John R. Allen, the White House spokesman said. General Allen is under investigation for "inappropriate communication" with a woman linked to the Petraeus affair.
By THOM SHANKER
David H. Petraeus's resignation comes during a year when a large number of senior officers were investigated and fired for poor judgment and sexual improprieties.
By SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE
Law enforcement officials and legal experts said the citizen complaint about unwanted e-mails was handled "on the merits" but that it was more intriguing because the e-mails showed an inside knowledge of the C.I.A. director's activities.