Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll
The Kentucky senator is voted the top GOP candidate for the third consecutive year.
02/28/2015 - 11:07 PM
Giant, cross-border smuggling tunnel found under Arizona house
Police pulled over a U-haul carrying 4,700 pounds of marijuana this week. When they traced the truck's route to a house on the border, they discovered the longest drug smuggling tunnel the region has ever seen.
02/28/2015 - 10:11 PM
Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.
02/28/2015 - 04:56 PM
Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
02/28/2015 - 07:02 PM
Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, officials said. Nemtsov was killed just a day before a protest planned against Putin's rule.
02/28/2015 - 08:57 PM
Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown
Feuding lawmakers fund the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress to revisit the issue next week.
02/28/2015 - 06:37 AM
Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session.
02/28/2015 - 08:10 AM
GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.
02/28/2015 - 07:46 PM
Investigators search for what triggered Missouri rampage
By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - What led Joseph Aldridge to gun down seven people in a southern Missouri hamlet remained uncertain on Saturday, though authorities speculated that the death of the gunman's mother from cancer could have triggered the rampage. Aldridge, 36, embarked on a shooting spree late on Thursday in the rural community of Tyrone, going door to door in the wintry night, killing four relatives and three neighbors, and wounding another, before fatally shooting himself, police said. The massacre unfolded shortly after Aldridge's mother, 74-year-old Alice Aldridge, died from complications of metastatic lung cancer. Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker said Saturday that an autopsy revealed the fatal condition.
02/28/2015 - 09:36 PM
Storm leads to 1,000 canceled flights in Texas as more snow heads east
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Stormy weather coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma with ice on Saturday, canceling nearly 1,000 flights at the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport, while more snow headed toward the already winter-weary Midwest and Northeast. Meteorologists said a storm moving east across the plains will bring a wide swath of 1-3 inches of snow into the Midwest, including Illinois and Kentucky, on Saturday night. Snow was already falling Saturday afternoon in areas that do not usually see it, such as Arkansas and Oklahoma, said Alan Reppert, senior meteorologist for Accuweather.com. Snow and freezing rain overnight made roads treacherous in the Dallas area on Saturday morning, but conditions were improving in the afternoon as temperatures rose, according to NWS meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad.
02/28/2015 - 08:51 PM
House passes one-week funding extension for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security late on Friday, in time to avert a partial shutdown for the agency at midnight. The two-thirds majority vote, which came with support from Democrats a few hours after the House failed to pass a three-week extension, buys time for Congress to sort out a longer-term funding solution for the domestic security agency. (Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
02/28/2015 - 04:05 AM
U.S. sets out 'bottom lines' for Iran nuclear deal
The United States set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week. Washington had stuck to its guns that it wanted a "good deal" and had agreed to several extensions of the negotiations "because we have held firm to certain bottom lines," a senior US administration official said. "We will only accept an agreement that cuts off the different pathways to the fissile material that Iran needs for a nuclear weapon," the official stressed. US Secretary of State John Kerry will leave at the weekend for Switzerland, where he will meet once again with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
02/28/2015 - 06:09 AM
Jeb Bush’s biggest CPAC win: No gifts for Democrats
The ex-Florida governor addresses complaints conservatives have made about him.
02/27/2015 - 09:19 PM
Missouri murder spree shatters tiny community's comfort zone
A rural Missouri county that had zero homicides last year spent Friday reeling after seven people were murdered by a man who police said went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in the middle of the night.
02/28/2015 - 01:56 AM
Despite fiery CPAC speech, is Ted Cruz changing course?
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas used a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to rail against the party establishment, calling himself a “disruptive app” such as Uber that would upend the political system. Delighting the assembled conservative shock troops, Cruz castigated the Republican leadership for selling out their principles by separating a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security from a measure that would roll back President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration
02/27/2015 - 03:19 PM
Ukraine conflict at 'crossroads' as troop deaths shake truce
International monitors said Friday the conflict in Ukraine was at a "crossroads" as further losses among government forces rattled a two-week-old truce just as it seemed to be gaining traction. The envoy to Ukraine for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which is monitoring the peace deal, told the UN Security Council that while there were encouraging signs, the country still risked all-out war. Russia formally annexed the territory in March 2014, triggering an international furore. The uprising in Ukraine's east, which has claimed at least 5,800 lives, began the following month.
02/27/2015 - 06:04 PM
Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.
02/27/2015 - 08:39 PM
For Jeb Bush, the Q&A is the message
The former Florida governor's openness sets him apart from his likely 2016 opponents.
02/27/2015 - 10:17 AM
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