07/24/14 04:45 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking....
07/24/14 04:33 PM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others...
07/24/14 04:32 PM
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table. With swift, steady movements, Jadallah...
By Mitch McConnell | 07/24/14 04:32 PM
Over the past few years, Washington Democrats have grown increasingly at ease with silencing their critics as a way to gain a political edge.
07/24/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before. The other two major...
By Paul Bedard | 07/24/14 04:16 PM
Vice President Biden is looking to the future and retirement and wishing he had a Republican son--to help pay for his retirement home.
07/24/14 04:16 PM
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...
By Brian Hughes | 07/24/14 04:08 PM
Obama has deployed a variety of catch phrases -- with mixed results -- to brandish his populist credentials. Here are the 10 that have gained the most traction.
By Mark J. Fitzgibbons | 07/24/14 04:03 PM
Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The Citizens United ruling acknowledged that the First Amendment's legal prohibition on Congress making no law infringing on speech meant what it said.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.
By Paul Bedard | 07/24/14 03:47 PM
New York Times refuses to put the nation's top-selling book, "America" by Dinesh D'Souza, in the No. 1 slot of its Sunday list of best-sellers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/24/14 03:35 PM
This looks sketchy as heck. A telecom company is basically getting special prices on buying wireless spectrum, even thought it just leases that spectrum to big telecoms. The company's owner is a bundler for President Obama but also a donor to Rep. Jim Clyburn, whose daughter Mignon Clyburn is...
07/24/14 03:33 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with...
By Philip Klein | 07/24/14 03:26 PM
There has to be a way to push sensible limited-government policy reforms without making unmarried Americans feel left out.
By Ed Sykes | 07/24/14 03:26 PM
Florida loves Jeb Bush, but can he match up against Hillary Clinton?
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