Posts Comments

Egypt leader: US aid needed to fight jihadists who know only ‘destruction’

Egyptian military leader and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, (r.), warned the U.S. that the jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula only understand "destruction." (Reuters) Egypt’s de facto ruler urged President Obama to restore the military aid suspended last year after Egypt’s armed forces ousted the country’s president and warned that America’s unwillingness to combat Islamic extremists in strife–ridden Arab states was endangering the U.S. and its European and Arab allies. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the military commander behind the ouster of ex-President Mohamed Morsi, and who … [Read more...]

DOUBLING UPThousands found on voter rolls in both Va., Md.

Nov. 5, 2013: An election worker sets up a voting booth in the library of Spring Hill Elementary School, which is being used as a polling station in McLean, Virginia.REUTERS A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections. George acknowledged … [Read more...]

‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies after parachute accident

Andi Dorfman, 26, will embark on her own journey to find love when she stars in the tenth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere on May 19, 2014 on ABC.© 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Andi and Juan Pablo are seen during their date on "The Bachelor."© American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. A man who competed for “Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman’s affection has died after a paragliding accident during which his parachute collapsed and he crashed into a hillside, E! News reports. Eric Hill's sister announced his death via Facebook, writing: "Eric shared … [Read more...]

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

By Alastair Macdonald and Darya Korsunskaya KIEV/MOSCOW Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:41pm EDT 1 of 4. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk attend a media briefing in Kiev April 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. Kiev's first push failed last week to retake one of the towns in the mainly … [Read more...]

Connecticut police charge man in Yale gunman hoax

NEW YORK Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Connecticut man was charged Wednesday with threatening and reckless endangerment in connection with a hoax telephone call to Yale University last year claiming a gunman was going to shoot people at the Ivy League school, police said. The threat prompted a six-hour lockdown of the campus and a massive police sweep that shut down a section of the surrounding city of New Haven, 80 miles north of New York City. Jeffrey Jones, 50, a homeless man who told police he was from Westbrook, turned himself into police on Tuesday … [Read more...]

Car bomb in Kenyan capital kills four people

NAIROBI Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:28pm EDT NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least four people were killed by car bomb outside a police station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.Two of the dead were police officers, it said. … [Read more...]

U.S. may charge ex-Blackwater guard with murder for Iraq massacre

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:27pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is considering charging a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard with murder over his alleged role in a 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. The Justice Department is weighing "all available options" against Nicholas Slatten including first-degree murder, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Asuncion said at a hearing in federal court in Washington. Three other former Blackwater security guards face manslaughter charges … [Read more...]

Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds

Nov. 5, 2013: An election worker sets up a voting booth in the library of Spring Hill Elementary School, which is being used as a polling station in McLean, Virginia.REUTERS A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections. George acknowledged … [Read more...]

RACE NOT A FACTOR Supreme Court OKs Mich.affirmative action ban

Oct. 15, 2013: People line up to hear oral arguments, including the case Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, at the Supreme Court in Washington.reuters The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban, ruling that the state has the right to determine whether racial preferences can be considered in college admissions.  In a 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, the justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. The Supreme Court ruled that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to bar public colleges and … [Read more...]

BEFORE BUNDY: Rancher, ex-chief wages his own range war with feds

In 2002, the federal government seized Raymond Yowell’s 132 cattle and later sold them at auction before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Management sent him a bill for $180,000 in back grazing fees and penalties. Twelve years later, Yowell, seen here in 2011, told FoxNews.com he's still looking for the 'equality and justice' he heard about as a schoolboy. (AP) Long before Cliven Bundy faced down federal agents in his dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights, fellow Nevada rancher Raymond Yowell, an 84-year-old former Shoshone chief, watched as the BLM seize his herd — and … [Read more...]