WASHINGTON -- When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and fellow Republican Reps. Paul D. Ryan and Eric Cantor ganged up in 2007 as the new generation of conservative leadership, they did a great job putting the party's goals down on paper, the man who unseated Cantor said Friday.
"But my question to them is, do they mean it? Did they just do...Read more
LONDON -- A Dutch-led investigation concluded Tuesday that a Russian-made Buk missile brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last year.
All 298 people aboard probably died almost instantly, the Dutch Safety Board said, in a finding likely to comfort victims' relatives, who feared that some of their loved ones might have ...Read more
JERUSALEM -- At least three Israelis were killed and 22 others injured Tuesday in a chain of attacks that signaled a sharp escalation in the ongoing violence of recent weeks. Two Palestinian assailants were shot dead as well.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an urgent meeting of his security Cabinet to discuss efforts to protect the ...Read more
TEHRAN, Iran -- Posters of the general with his thin gray beard and forceful gaze lined the streets as mourners gathered outside the base of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a key pillar of the Islamic Republic.
Brig Gen. Hussein Hamedani, killed in Syria last week while advising pro-government forces there, was not an outsize public ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not worth it.
This quixotic mission to dig up one of Missouri's entombed Minuteman II Cold War missile facilities is -- two months into the hard labor -- nothing but a muddied mess.
"If I knew then what I know now ... ," says Russ Nielsen.
He's 66. He's some 1,800 miles from his California home and his California wife of ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Drastic as it may sound, sterilization is the second-most-popular birth control method among U.S. women, and more than 10 million have opted for it.
For many decades, that meant surgery to "tie the tubes." But in 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked approval of a seeming breakthrough in sterilization: metal ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- As a child, Bishop Douglas Miles heard the warnings about vans trolling East Baltimore streets, snatching up young African-Americans for medical experiments at nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Whether there was any truth behind those stories -- Hopkins has always denied them -- hardly mattered. The mythology lived on and, combined ...Read more
The mysterious bug bites first appeared a few weeks ago.
George Monks, a dermatologist in Tulsa, Okla., started hearing complaints about weird, itchy welts. The bites had strange, tiny blisters in the center, ruling out mosquitoes. Appearing on arms, necks and faces, they were in the wrong places to be from chiggers, which tend to attack around...Read more
Solutions: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Made SimpleDr. Samer Mohd Faruq Muala
Terrorism is spreading across the world like never before. In this book, the roots of Islamic radicalization are linked to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and practical solutions to end the conflict are presented in an easy to read manner. Solving the issue is no longer and Israeli or ...
LOS ANGELES -- Standing in front of a conference room table on the UCLA campus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.
The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson steps in.
"OK, time out," she says...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Hillary Clinton takes the debate stage for the first time in this campaign Tuesday night to face four rivals looking for something -- anything -- to knock down her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
Clinton must use the debate to explain her rationale for her second candidacy for the White House or risk ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Capping a year dominated by uncommonly personal and emotional debates in the Capitol, California Gov. Jerry Brown ended his work on legislation Sunday by banning the use of "Redskin" for school mascots, refusing to bar Confederate names on public buildings and declining new access to experimental drugs for the gravely ill. ...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Hillary Rodham Clinton made a brief appearance Monday with picketers here at the Trump International Hotel, supporting a powerful local union while criticizing Donald Trump's rhetoric about immigrants.
"You have to say no to efforts that prevent you from organizing, to prevent you from having the kind of working conditions you ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two firefighters were killed and two hurt after a burning building collapsed on them Monday night, Kansas City fire officials said.
Firefighters were dispatched to a building in the 2600 block of Independence Avenue about 7:30 p.m. and found the structure heavily damaged by smoke and flames, said Kansas City Fire Department ...Read more
A trio of drifters who are accused of robbing and killing a tourist in San Francisco and a hiker out for a stroll with his dog in a neighboring county could be sentenced to death if convicted on all charges, prosecutors said Monday.
In a frantic manhunt that was boosted by hundreds of tips, Portland, Ore., police last week arrested Morrison ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- As fury grows over reports that astronomer Geoff Marcy sexually harassed female students for years, the University of California, Berkeley, Monday defended how it has handled complaints against the professor.
The claims surfaced late last week when BuzzFeed published a story on a confidential university investigation that ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Venezuelans who fled to the United States before 2013 could become permanent legal residents under legislation proposed by several Florida members of Congress.
Many Venezuelans cannot return to their homeland because of fear of persecution by a dictatorial government, the bill's sponsors say.
The bipartisan bill ...Read more
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq -- In a major boost for forces fighting Islamic State extremists in Syria but likely to stir controversy with NATO ally Turkey, the United States began airdropping pallets of weapons and ammunition to its Syrian Kurdish militia and allied Arab forces in northern Syria.
"They started dropping the arms in Rojava early this ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- They came for the Bernie and Donald show. They left at least thinking about Martin and Lindsey.
"He was put in the category of, 'This guy we'll ignore,' " Richard Pennington of Peterborough, N.H., said of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. But after seeing him Monday at the No Labels "Problem Solver Convention," Pennington, a ...Read more
HOUSTON -- A 26-year-old African-American City Council member was tased and arrested in Prairie View, Texas, prompting the mayor to convene a special City Council meeting with the police chief in the same college town where Sandra Bland's arrest and jail-cell death ignited national controversy.
The meeting was called Monday after council ...Read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont scored his second congressional endorsement Monday, winning over Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Ellison's support comes less than one week after Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., the caucus' other co-chair, endorsed Sanders for president. Sanders founded the caucus ...Read more
- Man on a difficult mission to uncover Missouri Cold War missile site
- Young killer sentenced to life in prison to get new hearing
- In India, a legend keeps a town nearly door-free
- Supplies seem to be running low at Guantanamo prison
- Study reveals why gowns and gloves can be so dangerous for hospital workers