09/17/14 01:31 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet as polls opened Wednesday morning, plenty of questions remain about how far military...
09/17/14 01:31 AM
PARIS (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says about half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional...
09/17/14 01:31 AM
MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party, which is...
09/17/14 01:15 AM
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/16/14 11:41 PM
A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against a 30-year-old man for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans. The Justice Department announced the indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen...
By Byron York | 09/16/14 10:45 PM
Everybody knows there is no real leader in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But ask voters an open-ended question — Whom do you want to be the nominee? — and the range of answers can be breathtaking.
09/16/14 08:18 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...
By Betsy Woodruff | 09/16/14 07:14 PM
A Kansas gubernatorial candidate is touting a new poll that shows he has expanded his lead, saying that negative ads against him have backfired.
By Becket Adams | 09/16/14 06:42 PM
President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 05:52 PM
Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 04:55 PM
In one of his first speeches as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro joined other members of the Obama administration in warning that it now is too difficult to qualify for a home loan.
By Sean Higgins | 09/16/14 04:52 PM
"We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.
By Paul Gonzalez | 09/16/14 04:40 PM
Gigabit networks provide Internet access at speeds of up to 1,000 megabits, or 1 gigabit per second, which are over 30 times as fast as the national average.
09/16/14 04:35 PM
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