Top U.S. diplomat pressing efforts to get Jewish state and Hamas to agree to truce; dozens of families scrambling to flee fierce fighting near Gaza Strip town
In a letter Tuesday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked Obama to consider penalizing Russia for “its material support” of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
(DETROIT) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S. The latest recalls bring the total…
The Obama administration has finally released its proposal on how to make them safer and, hopefully, less prone to blowing up
Donald Sterling has filed a new civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking damages from his wife, the NBA and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in their attempt to sell the the L.A. Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain
Senate Democrats are poised to push an emergency funding bill on the border crisis that slices President Barack Obama’s request by $1 billion and ignores calls to overhaul a 2008 anti-trafficking law.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) once again denied that she is running for president amid 2016 speculation, according to a Boston Globe article published Tuesday.
Crime, Netherlands – Several relatives of the victims from the crashed flight MH17 have told the Telegraaf that they were shocked when calling their loved ones’ phones to hear Eastern-European voices at the other end.
The District of Columbia appeals court just ruled that the federal government cannot give subsidies to anyone who purchases health insurance through the federal government’s insurance marketplace. Since 36 of the 50 states refused to set up exchanges, the people in those states, who are required by law to purchase health insurance that they cannot […]
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If you’re sending SA-11s rather than Stingers, your strategy is shameless. What does the American decision to equip anti-Soviet rebels in Afghanistan in the 1980s suggest about the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with a surface-to-air missile by Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine last week? Quite a bit, it turns out. During the Cold War and […]
In 1962 just after the US had placed missiles in Turkey and Italy which were aimed at Moscow, the Russians responded by placing nuclear missiles in Cuba aimed at the US apparently without fear of repercussions. Similarly in 1980, Iran held 52 Americans hostage for more than a year, again without fear of American repercussions. […]
The Obama Administration has proposed its latest form of collectivist control over the American people. In a letter to Congress U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has called for punishment and prohibition of any company that tries to move its headquarters overseas to avoid higher taxes in the United States. Plus, Mr. Lew has the audacity […]
At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, watching the Yankees captain step up to the plate at his last All-Star Game this week brought tears to my eyes and made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. If you are a fan of America’s Pastime, or sports generally – or have […]
Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (ht. 5 feet, wt. 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the Dallas finals. Her jaw-dropping performance, beating out many men in the process, is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere. Her video, shared below, has had nearly 6 million […]
The president has been able to restore something that Barnum and Bailey abandoned back in 2006 — the three-ring circus. Every week there seems to be some new gimmick or act that is meant to entertain and distract from the reality that we face: that, by design or by incompetence, Team Obama has no clue what they […]
In the driveway this week is the current best selling entry-level hatch in America, the 2014 Versa Note SV. Painted in exuberant metallic Peacock blue, this small car looks very much the part of a modern city car. With a starting price of $15,990, the vehicle brings a decent amount of standard equipment to the […]
Today is National Corn Fritter Day, a celebration of that world renowned Southern, deep-fried delicacy. Not to be mistaken for the Johnnycake, corn fritters have played an integral role in American history since the Colonial Era. And so to honor this less-than-healthful holiday, we celebrate the headlines we wish newspapers across the country would print […]
In 2006 the casinos in Atlantic City took in more than $5 billion is revenue. In 2014 total revenue will likely be about half of that amount. The results are devastating to the city. What happened? With the addition of the super hotel casino Revel, there could have been a total of 13 casino hotels […]
While Democrat Hillary Clinton clings to her role as frontrunner for the nomination of her party for president in 2016, the Republicans have no clear candidate. From Chris Christie to Rand Paul to numerous others, no candidate seems to be able to gather the support of the majority, even though we are still almost two […]
In the minds of many people around the world, including in the United States, the term “capitalism” carries the idea of unfairness, exploitation, undeserved privilege and power, and immoral profit making. What is often difficult to get people to understand is that this misplaced conception of “capitalism” has nothing to do with real free markets […]
Citing a threat to the leader’s dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un’s image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.
The Broncos won more than 300 games and went to six Super Bowls under Bowlen.
ooler temperatures and some rain may aid firefighters trying to control a massive complex of fires in north-central Washington that is now the largest wildfire in state history.
Verizon has announced a new program offering perks for customers who agree to have their location data tracked for marketing purposes.
Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.
Downey earned an estimated $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014.
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An Australian traveler has surreptitiously collected audio recordings, videos, and photographs lifting the curtain on North Korea’s propaganda machine.
The City That Never Sleeps apparently doesn’t smile all that much, either. New York City has been declared America’s unhappiest city by researchers from the University of British Columbia and Harvard.
Take away the Batsuit, the Batmobile and the Batarang, and Batman is just … well, Bruce Wayne. How much would it cost to be The Dark Knight in real life? Let’s just say it’s a good thing that Bruce Wayne comes in at #6 on Forbes Fictional 15
Snoop Dogg said he got high at the White House. Snoop was appearing on his internet show “Double G News Network,” with Jimmy Kimmel as his guest, when he said he took a bathroom break at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to smoke a blunt.
According to new research, experiencing the death of a parent during childhood could lead to a greater risk of mortality in early adulthood.
The ‘Parks and Recreation’ star opens up about his journey from stripping at bachelorette parties to headlining this summer’s hottest superhero movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is asking its partners to manufacture between 70 and 80 million units combined of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by December.
Minivans might not be as cool as SUVs, but with the Sienna’s built-in driver amplification system, you’ll be able to shout down any voices of dissent with ease.
President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia,
Some of facts of history, science, geography, and math are so crazy that they sound bogus — but they’re actually completely true. In a recent Quora thread, a user asked, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like ‘BS,’ but are actually true?” All of these have been verified and are completely […]
A student designer in South Korea created the Wheel treadmill design concept for the Electrolux Design Lab 2014 design competition. The washing machine-treadmill hybrid would use human kinetic power to do your laundry while you run.
Schizophrenia research has had a massive boost this week, with 108 relevant genetic locations identified in a global genome study
The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the “run” position, shutting off the engine and disabling airbags.
Parts of a city in northwestern China are under quarantine after a local man died of bubonic plague, according to a state media report Tuesday. A quarantine has been put in place for Yumen, a city of about 100,000 in Gansu province. No one but the original victim has shown signs of infection, Reuters reports.
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Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.
Shopping at warehouse clubs, such as Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club, is a great way to save money. They have good per-unit prices on nearly everything they sell. However, consumers often make the mistake of assuming they’re getting the best price at a warehouse club or of buying things they don’t need just because the […]
If you bought one of these back in the 1990s, you’re probably loaded.
The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation limiting full-contact football practice for California teenagers, his office announced Monday.
Two appeals courts reached differing decisions on Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, meaning a likely Supreme Court case on the key component of the health care law. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the subsidies, while a similar panel of the 4th Circuit down the road in Richmond, Virginia unanimously […]
A humble Los Angeles landmark meets a bizarrely fitting end