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Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage

President Barack Obama says he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest.
Nov 7, 2015 |

Russian plane black boxes point to 'attack', Putin halts flights

Analysis of black boxes from the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing 224 people points to a bomb, sources close to the probe said Friday, as Moscow halted flights to the country. Meanwhile, British airlines were scrambling to evacuate passengers in Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling flights to the Red Sea resort from which the doomed Airbus...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Experts dismiss Carson's belief that pyramids stored grain

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is standing by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, an assertion dismissed by experts who say it's accepted science that they were tombs for pharaohs.
Nov 7, 2015 |

Same-sex couples deemed Mormon apostates in renewed exclusion of gays

Under the policy approved on Thursday, same-sex marriage was added to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Mormon faith and thus subject to church discipline, including excommunication.    The new policy also prohibits natural or adopted children of same-sex married couples from receiving a naming blessing or from being baptized...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Carson claimed West Point offer, but didn't apply

A report emerged Friday that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson did not — as he has claimed repeatedly — receive a full scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Nov 7, 2015 |

Detective: 'Hero' cop sought hit-man to cover up thefts

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a detective told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Nov 6, 2015 |

Putin orders halt to Egypt flights, Britons flown out

Russia ordered a halt Friday to flights to Egypt as concerns grew that a bomb downed a Russian plane after takeoff from its Sharm el-Sheikh resort, while British carriers started to evacuate holidaymakers. President Vladimir Putin called the halt to Russian flights, the Kremlin said, in line with a recommendation from his security chief, although...
Nov 6, 2015 |

Illinois policeman who killed self plotted to kill official: investigators

A northern Illinois policeman said to have committed suicide over an audit he feared would expose his embezzlement had tried to arrange for the killing of an official, investigators said on Thursday. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text about initiating a hit last April on a village administrator and sought help...
Nov 6, 2015 |

Number of confirmed E. coli cases linked to Chipotle rises to 40

The number of confirmed E. coli food poisoning cases linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurants in Washington state and Oregon rose to 40 on Thursday, as health safety officials continued searching for the source of the contamination. Washington lowered its count to 28 after additional testing ruled out one case that was suspected to be...
Nov 6, 2015 |

Obama praises Adidas move to help schools eliminate Native American mascots

President Barack Obama criticized sports teams’ continued use of Native American mascots on Thursday and commended popular German sportswear company Adidas for its offer to help teams eliminate them. Adidas announced earlier on Thursday that it would partner with any high school across the U.S. that wanted to change its Native American-themed...
Nov 6, 2015 |

Christie, Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been bumped from the main stage at next week's GOP presidential debate, while George Pataki and Lindsey Graham have been cut from the lineup altogether.
Nov 6, 2015 |

Carson: Egypt's pyramids were for grain, not tombs

The GOP presidential front-runner made the controversial remarks in a 1998 speech.
Nov 5, 2015 |

Patrick Kane, star of NHL's Blackhawks, will not face rape charges: prosecutors

The woman had accused Kane of raping her in his offseason home in Hamburg, a Buffalo suburb, early on Aug. 2. "The totality of the credible evidence - the proof - does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant's allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called 'case' is rife with reasonable doubt," Erie...
Nov 5, 2015 |

Martin O’Malley gets his opening, at last

The Democratic candidate’s moment has arrived, if only he can figure out what to do with it.
Nov 5, 2015 |

Sanders introduces Senate bill to end federal pot prohibition

If successful, the bill would remove all references to cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act.
Nov 5, 2015 |

Democratic senator: Obama still has no strategy for Syria

Sen. Tim Kaine says the president does not have a clear plan for confronting Islamic State in Syria.
Nov 5, 2015 |

Officials: Bomb may have downed Russian jet

A U.S. official believes Islamic State may have planted an explosive device on the plane that crashed in Egypt
Nov 5, 2015 |

Ex-President George H.W. Bush blasts Cheney, Rumsfeld

Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,"...
Nov 5, 2015 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More