Jewish group: Biden comment 'offensive'
A description of bankers in the VP's recent speech drew fire from the Anti-Defamation League.
09/17/2014 - 05:49 AM
Rand Paul still has a thinking-out-loud problem
Rand Paul is quickly learning that his words have consequences.
09/17/2014 - 06:34 AM
Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities
After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, ...
09/17/2014 - 05:36 PM
Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
09/17/2014 - 10:14 AM
Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Biden's visit to Iowa on Wednesday for a relatively minor event speaks volumes about his desire to keep his name relevant in the 2016 discussion. ...
09/17/2014 - 12:11 PM
Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...
09/17/2014 - 12:32 PM
South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official. ...
09/17/2014 - 02:04 PM
Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper
(Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported. The move follows scrutiny over the Department of Defense's program, begun in 1991, which gives unused equipment to police forces across the U.S., including ones that serve school districts. ...
09/17/2014 - 04:42 PM
DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace
Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. messenger of peace.
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67 South Africans killed in church collapse
The collapse of a controversial Nigerian megachurch has killed scores of worshippers.
09/17/2014 - 07:12 AM
Hunt on for survivalist charged in police ambush shooting
Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.
09/17/2014 - 10:52 AM
New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq target Islamic State
The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.
09/17/2014 - 05:36 AM
9 dead, 30 injured in new Benghazi clashes
Heavy clashes have erupted between a former Libyan general's forces, Islamist fighters.
09/17/2014 - 05:38 AM
Boeing, SpaceX win space taxi contracts
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
09/17/2014 - 06:55 AM
Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."
09/17/2014 - 03:44 AM
Nike stores pull Adrian Peterson merchandise
The Minnesota Vikings might be fine with Adrian Peterson playing football, but not everyone is fine with the Minnesota Vikings — or the NFL — right now.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile
The Mexican government has prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists.
09/17/2014 - 10:59 AM
Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane
The strike reportedly marks the first time IS has downed a military jet since June.
09/17/2014 - 01:47 AM
Stewart fatal accident going to a grand jury
A fatal dirt-track accident last month involved three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda
New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office ...
09/17/2014 - 01:39 AM
Colo. shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller
Four online retailers allegedly sold ammo, tear gas and equipment used in the 2012 Colo. theater shootings.
09/17/2014 - 05:22 AM
Ariz. GOP party chairman resigns after birth control comments
Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party over controversial comments he made about birth control.
09/16/2014 - 11:27 PM
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