By Linda Chavez | 07/25/14 11:40 AM
The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed.
07/25/14 11:13 AM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and other government entities for allegedly spying on American citizens have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. “Plaintiffs respectfully request...
By Mona Charen | 07/25/14 11:08 AM
Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/24/14 06:58 PM
Not only is President Obama not going to get the $3.7 billion he wants to deal with a surge of migrant children on the southern border, he'll be lucky if he gets anything soon.
By Sean Lengell | 07/24/14 02:51 PM
The United States' longstanding "special relationship" with the United Kingdom is being tested as Scotland prepares to vote on whether to become independent after a 307-year political union with Britain.
07/25/14 08:30 AM
CAIRO (AP) — Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met twice Friday in Cairo with U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh...
By Susan Crabtree | 07/24/14 06:13 PM
For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Even as global anger against Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown for his indirect role in the crash, Obama hasn't spent much political capital pressing the issue, while Europe remains...
07/25/14 01:47 AM
OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar...
07/25/14 12:46 AM
ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday. The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government...
07/25/14 12:30 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time...
07/24/14 09:16 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard....
07/24/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker. Cruz...
07/24/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at senior...
07/24/14 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he worries there is a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs. Gates also once headed the CIA. He says he recognizes the ocean-to-ocean diplomacy the Obama administration has been carrying out in the Mideast...
By Steve Chapman | 07/24/14 10:26 AM
The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.
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