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  • Russia faults Ukraine for letting flight through

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the U.N. has questioned why Ukrainian aviation authorities allowed a passenger flight through an area of armed clashes where anti-aircraft systems were working. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin was speaking at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council...

  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday updated its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account...

  • Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility. A defense official says...

  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens...

  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition....

  • Suspect package delays Obama return to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was held aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base until the package at the White House was...

  • US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks. Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said...

  • Lead of Ukraine air crash investigation questioned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A global air safety group says an international coalition of countries should lead the investigation of a Malaysia plane shot down over Ukraine. Normally the country where a crash occurs takes the lead on an investigation. Safety experts say they're concerned that because...

  • US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine. The official said the U.S. was still working to determine additional details about the crash,...

  • Social Security: Field offices to verify benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration said Thursday its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits. People sometimes need the information quickly to verify their income when applying for a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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