WASHINGTON -- Despite promises that it won't come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown.
The next fiscal crisis could come as soon as Oct. 1 unless a new government spending plan is approved. But with House members having left Wednesday for summer recess and senators soon to follow, that leaves ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- No matter which company wins the new B-3 bomber deal, the program's advocates will start facing the first of many budget battles before any metal has been bent.
U.S. bomber programs have a history of political trouble. The B-1 bomber was a political football in the 1970s and 1980s. The B-2 bomber buy was curtailed from 132 down to...Read more
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Having surged to the top of the polls nationally and in the key early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, Donald Trump is now the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Set against the backdrop of a conventional wisdom that held such a thing impossible, how did it happen? Why did it happen? How ...Read more
NASHUA, N.H. -- Three months into her second presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton has succeeded at an important goal -- pivoting away from a highly restricted campaign style that threatened to cut her off from voters in key early-voting states.
When Clinton started her campaign after announcing her candidacy in April, she stuck to small, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump could do to the 2016 general election exactly what Ross Perot did a generation ago -- with a Clinton pulling away from a Bush and a wealthy business mogul drawing a surprisingly large share of the vote.
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds Clinton leading every potential Republican rival one on one. And while her lead ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Navy officials are combing through Guantanamo records in search of evidence of carcinogens at the Pentagon's war court compound after a complaint questioned whether the death of a former war court defense lawyer was linked to the lawyer's service at the remote U.S. Navy base in Cuba, the military said Thursday.
The base was also ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a tentative ruling that could cost the family of Jahi McMath millions of dollars, an Alameda County Superior Court judge said he was inclined to uphold previous determinations that the Oakland girl who made worldwide headlines has died.
The debate over whether Jahi died following a tonsil surgery gone wrong at Children's ...Read more
To put it simply, Joseph T. Deters, a law-and-order Republican from Hamilton County, Ohio, is not a prosecutor who's known for sending cops to jail.
When he announced Wednesday that he had obtained a grand jury indictment for murder against a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist, Deters, 58, became an instant celebrity.
The Mountain Place of KnowledgeMarshall R Chamberlain
Tense, driving thriller reminiscent of the Indiana Jones books and action thrillers by Nelson DeMille and James Rollins. Marshall Chamberlain gives us a raging adventure into plausible reality.
A PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE INSIDE A BELIZEAN MOUNTAIN
A SENTINEL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE ...
LOS ANGELES--Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27 percent in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25 percent conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.
Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board showed that ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Amid new revelations about U.S. intelligence information on Hillary Clinton's private email account, congressional Republicans are demanding to know whether the former secretary of state, her lawyer and the State Department have hindered investigators or compromised classified material.
Clinton was questioned Thursday during a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With the Fox News debates only one week away, candidates likely to make it to the main stage are beginning to hear some details.
According to two people familiar with the network's plans, candidates will get one minute to answer each question addressed to them by moderators Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier during the ...Read more
HIGHLAND, Calif. -- The day was spent under the inland sun -- running around the front yard of his grandmother's home in the San Bernardino County city of Highland, splashing in the plastic wading pool. Daniel Munoz eventually went down for a nap, but when he woke, the 4-year-old rushed back outside to play once more, his arms clutching a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton appeared to take another step away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, telling reporters that she didn't work on the controversial trade deal while serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.
The Democratic presidential front-runner, who advocated for a multi-lateral Asia trade agreement as ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Royal Dutch Shell's narrow summer window to drill for oil in the Arctic became even narrower Thursday after protesters in Portland, Ore., suspended themselves from one of the city's many famous bridges to block an essential support vessel from traveling north.
Hanging over the Willamette River from rock-climbing ropes, 13 protesters ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Ten immigrant women who had been held at government-contracted family detention centers filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday alleging that they and their children had received substandard medical care at the facilities.
"These 10 complaints are representative of the regular failures of DHS to provide ...Read more
ATLANTA -- The Gwinnett County case against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill will be presented to a grand jury, officials announced Thursday.
Hill was arrested and charged with reckless conduct on May 6, three days after shooting and critically wounding friend Gwenevere McCord inside a Lawrenceville-area model home. The charge is a ...Read more
TEQUESTA, Fla. -- Hopes for the survival of two 14-year-old boys missing at sea for nearly a week rest on three items their families believe may be keeping them afloat: orange life jackets, a white Yeti cooler and a metal cover from their capsized boat's engine.
"We believe the boys made floating devices with the items missing from the boat," ...Read more
BALTIMORE--Prosecutors have information indicating Freddie Gray had "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest but have intentionally withheld it in their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's later arrest and death, the officers' attorneys claimed in a court filing Thursday.
"Based upon ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets.
Carter's actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman fatally shot four Marines and a sailor before police ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--A local attorney's landmark legal battle to free two lab chimps being used in research at a New York university was dealt a blow this week.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe has ruled the chimps must stay put, for now.
Steven Wise, president and chief litigator of the Nonhuman Rights Project in Coral ...Read more
- In California city, demographic shift reaches the grocery store
- A Texas nun greets detained immigrants at the gate to freedom
- Genghis Khan reigns anew as Mongolia replaces Communist-era statues
- Israel, Greece hope to grow closer economically despite differences
- Climate change threatens health of Rocky Mountain resorts