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House votes to block Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia amid veto threat

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:24:09 -0400

The vote highlights backlash against a weapons deal for $8.1 billion in bombs, precision-guided missiles and other weapons to the Saudis and its allies.....
Poll: 38 Percent of Democrats Say American Dream Is Unattainable for Them

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:57:15 -0400

38 percent of Democrats say they do not believe they will achieve the American dream in their lifetimes, compared to just 11 percent of Republicans, according to a new Gallup poll.Two-thirds of indepe....
UPDATE 1-U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:43:48 -0400

At a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away. The patrol is "sta....
The Latest: Police: Suspect in family slayings was boyfriend

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:56:36 -0400

A Georgia police chief says a suspect charged with killing a woman and her three young children was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and likely the children's father. Police found 29-year-old Jerrica S....
Marine Corps Tells Rep. Duncan Hunter He Can’t Use Trademarked Corps Material for His Campaign

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:32:00 -0400

"It is personally disappointing to Congressman Hunter that he is now being told that he cannot use this motto or image that thousands of Marines like Congressman Hunter, who went to war under thi....
Apollo 11: The strange things that happened in the hours as astronauts headed for Moon landing

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:28:00 -0400

On this day 50 years ago, the Apollo astronauts who were being hailed as heroes didn't have all that much to do. They were a central part of a mission watched around the world, one which would def....
North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beach

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:36:56 -0400

A North Carolina father drowned Sunday while rescuing two of his youngchildren who were swept away by a wave while walking on a submerged jetty atWrightsville Beach....
Delaware woman who says she was brutally beaten in the Dominican Republic sues resort for $3 million

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:07:28 -0400

The Delaware woman who claims she was beaten unconscious in the Dominican Republic has sued the resort for $3 million.....
House Vote to Repeal Obamacare Tax Shows Health Care Tension

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:58:51 -0400

(Bloomberg) -- The House voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax Wednesday intended to fund the Affordable Care Act, preserving tax breaks for employer-sponsored insurance plans favored by large corporat....
Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted Kennedy

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:03:43 -0400

He was the handsome young senator from an American political dynasty, widely tipped to win the White House. Heavily favoured to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Ted Kennedy looked set....
‘I am disgusted’: New Yorkers react to Trump telling congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:14:11 -0400

New Yorkers, like much of the country, have some strong opinions about the latest controversy engulfing President Trump.“I am disgusted at the Republicans,” said Randi, of Manhattan. “I can’t believe ....
New bill would guarantee free legal representation for illegal immigrants seeking asylum

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:16:10 -0400

A Democrat lawmaker introduces the Equal Justice for Immigrants Act to guarantee the right to counsel for illegal immigrants. Judge Alex Ferrer reacts.....
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:43:07 -0400

Thousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crack....
Pakistan lost $50 million from airspace restrictions: minister

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:52:16 -0400

Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions imposed since February which affected hundreds of co....
'Nobody cares about us': Hunger and despair for India flood victims

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:42:29 -0400

Chest-deep in brown, flowing monsoon water and holding bags of clothes and utensils above their heads, residents in the Indian state of Bihar are hungry and despairing. "When many of us poor people d....
Big Guns: Army Prototypes Range-Doubling New Artillery Weapon to Outgun Russia

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:02:00 -0400

The Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and tactical landscape shaping land war into the future....
Russia considers joining EU payment system meant to save Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:24:07 -0400

Russia has said it may join a European Union payment system aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal if it is expanded to include oil purchases.  The system, called Instex, is designed to facilitate p....
'Not what your mom sent you:' Teen takes legendary senior photos in a bathrobe

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:25:44 -0400

Evan Dennison wanted to do something funny for his senior photos. No one believed he would actually do it. Now he is a "legend."....
Poll: Two-thirds of country favors statehood for Puerto Rico

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:00:05 -0400

The 66 percent support for admitting the island as the 51st state is consistent with polling dating back to the early 1960s.....
Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:52:32 -0400

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance," the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the dec....
‘I saw hate in his eyes’: White security guard pulls gun on black police officer

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:52:26 -0400

Sheriff’s deputy Alan Gaston thought they were on the same side.One man, Mr Gaston, was a high-ranking officer in the Lucas County, Ohio, sheriff’s department with 34 years of experience.The other was....
View Photos of the Lexus GXOR Concept

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:59:00 -0400

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Ex-chairman of Vietnam's BIDV bank dies in detention

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:22:37 -0400

A former head of Vietnam's second largest listed bank, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), died in detention on Thursday, state media and three sources wi....
Pope Francis appoints new Vatican spokesman

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:36:49 -0400

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Vatican spokesman, one of the most demanding PR jobs in the world, charged with grappling with a whirlwind papal schedule and the profound repercussions of the....
The U.S. Marine Corps Has Lost More Than 25,000 Marines to Misconduct

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:42:00 -0400

The Marine Corps has lost more than 25,000 Marines to misconduct over the past decade, according to Commandant Gen. David Berger.In his 2019 Commandant's Planning Guidance, Berger said that the Co....
France turns down citizenship for immigrant nurse because she 'works too much'

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:27:55 -0400

France has rejected an immigrant nurse’s application for citizenship on the grounds that she was working too many hours a week in breach of the statutory 35-hour week and strict limits on overtime. Th....
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi planning to meet one-on-one

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:16:34 -0400

Earlier this month, Nancy Pelosi downplayed four votes from a group of progressive Democrats against a border funding bill.....
Patients Learn Their Doctor is Child Sex Assault Suspect

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:35:09 -0400

A man charged with sexually assaulting a toddler is also St. Louis doctor.....
The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:11:32 -0400

The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour. A hike in the $7.25 hourly wage has been a top Democratic campaign promise. Repub....
Samantha Bee Shocked Kellyanne Conway Somehow Even ‘More Racist’ Than Trump

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:27:18 -0400

TBSSamantha Bee didn’t have time to cover all of President Trump’s recent “racisms,” instead choosing to zero in on his demand that four freshmen Congresswomen of color go back to the countries “from ....
Lawyer: El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:47:52 -0400

Only hours after receiving a life sentence, convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was forced to make a sudden departure to the highest-security prison in the U.S. to serve the term, hi....
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to stay behind bars, loses appeal of conviction

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:39:48 -0400

A federal appeals court upheld the conviction and seven-year prison term of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive known as "Pharma Bro," for defrauding investors in his hedge funds and conspiri....
India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:51:22 -0400

An Indian restaurant tycoon known as the "Dosa King" died in hospital Thursday, a week after beginning a life sentence for the murder of a love rival. P. Rajagopal, 71, was convicted for the murder o....
What Rare Earths Tell Us about China's Competitive Strategy

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:27:00 -0400

The recent debate over whether or not China will carry through on its threats to stop exporting rare earth minerals to the United States is an important one. It raises deeply unsettling questions abou....
Flynn had $4.6M unpaid legal tab, records show

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:04:37 -0400

Law firm Covington & Burling took on Trump's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn in early 2017, when his lobbying and consulting work came under scrutiny.....
Satellite images ‘show US military buildup in Saudi Arabia’ amid Iran tensions

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:04:26 -0400

The United States is preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia where satellite images appear to show a build up of American forces on the ground. Up to 500 soldiers are to be sent to the Pr....
New Jersey judge who cited alleged rapist's 'good family' in court ruling steps down

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:16:18 -0400

Superior Court Judge James G. Troiano has drawn an intense backlash over his decision to bar prosecutors from bringing adult charges against the teen.....
Christ Cathedral, formerly Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, reopens after renovation

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:36:48 -0400

The former Crystal Cathedral in Orange County is newly remodeled, renamed and is now a Catholic church.....
House Dems Join Republicans to Kill Impeachment Resolution

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:37:19 -0400

A substantial majority of House Democrats crossed the aisle Wednesday to join Republicans in opposing an impeachment resolution introduced in response to President Trump's attacks on four progress....
Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:26:13 -0400

A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold ....
Russia summons U.S. diplomat in Moscow in protest over visa row

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:44:13 -0400

Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to teachers at an international school in Moscow, th....
Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:14:07 -0400

At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean'....
America will roast for 4 days

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:29:53 -0400

Tens of millions of Americans will feel triple-digit heat between Thursday and Sunday. The National Weather Service (NWS) noted that 20 to 30 high temperature records could fall between the Rockies an....
I was a military doctor. The Pentagon's plan to cut doctors will make whole system worse.

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:00:10 -0400

As an Army physician, I earned my patients' trust by serving side-by-side with them. Now,....
The F-35 Has A New Problem That Won't Be Easy To Solve

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:53:00 -0400

The U.S. military’s growing fleet of F-35 stealth fighters will fall short of the 80-percent readiness goal that former defense secretary James Mattis instituted before quitting in protest of Pres. Do....
Los Angeles police officer charged with multiple rapes after DNA links him to cold case

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:45:02 -0400

A LAPD officer is facing life in prison after an investigation into an accusation of rape led to the discovery of another victim.....
Venezuela’s Black Market Comeback Hints at Looming Devaluation

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:52:59 -0400

(Bloomberg) -- After months looming in the background, Venezuela’s black market is back.The difference between the black market price to buy dollars and the official rate is blowing out after months o....
Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:12:01 -0400

Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington.....