Social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube would be required to report videos and other content posted by suspected terrorists to federal authorities under legislation approved this past week by the Senate Intelligence Committee.Read full article >>
ATHENS — After five months of bitter backroom talks and poisonous public smack-downs between officials in Greece and Europe, the fate of this nation-on-the-brink will shift into the hands of the Greek people on Sunday.Read full article >>
They crowd downtown sidewalks, and their charter buses block the streets. They pester the locals for directions.
Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie didn’t eat the most hot dogs ever at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, but he ate enough to top eight-time hot dog eating champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military says it achieved a major strategic victory over Islamist militants hiding in the Shawal Valley, a thickly forested area bordering Afghanistan thought to be among the last few refuges here for al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.Read full article >>
Louisiana Gov. BobbyJindal speaks to members of the press after a State Dining Room meeting with President Obama at the White House on Feb. 25, 2013.
ATHENS — Tucked in a tough corner of Europe, Athens has been battling foreign invasions at least as long as records can tell the tale.
VANCOUVER — The taut matches and upset scares along the American team’s troublesome path to Sunday’s World Cup championship game illustrate the evolving landscape of women’s soccer and the challenge faced by the United States to remain a dominant force.
This is becoming another Summer of the Shark.
BASTROP, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP AMERICA!”Read full article >>
A pelting, late-afternoon storm Saturday disrupted Fourth of July celebrations across the Washington region, as thousands descended on the Mall for what they hoped would be a dazzling fireworks display.Read full article >>
URBANDALE, Iowa — As this state’s most visible culture warriors, Bob Vander Plaats and Donna Red Wing have hurled insults at each other for years.Vander Plaats’s organization, The Family Leader, has derided same-sex marriages such as Red Wing’s as “unnatural.” Red Wing, leader of the LGBT rights group One Iowa, has called Vander Plaats “bigoted” and “cruel.”Read full article >>
Rain and lightning is expected to taper off by around 5:30 p.m.
[As we celebrate Independence Day, I thought I would post a couple excerpts about the Declaration of Independence from my forthcoming book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People (which is now available for pre-order on Amazon).
VIENNA — The head of the international nuclear watchdog group — a day after returning from Tehran — said Saturday that a report documenting Iran’s past nuclear activities could be completed by the end of the year.Read full article >>
KABUL — Sen. John McCain warned Saturday that a calendar-based pullout of U.S.
THE AMERICAN effort to achieve independence from Britain was not expected to succeed, but it did, with some timely help from friends abroad. The new country’s grand experiment in representative self-government was not given much of a chance, either, but it has survived.
In the 71 days since she first saw her doctor about a suspicious lump in her right breast, Ricki Harvey has had 40 appointments about her medical care. First came the mammogram, the ultrasound and the biopsy.
The federal government can start vetting applicants for security clearances on paper while the database for background investigations is offline for the next several weeks, authorities announced late Thursday.Read full article >>
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe” and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.Read full article >>
When Jamie Tyrone found out that she carries a gene that gives her a 91 percent chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease beginning around age 65, she sank into a depression so deep that at times she wanted to end her life.
VANCOUVER — The date is seared in Abby Wambach’s mind, a daily cue reminding her and the rest of the U.S.
The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans.The Democrats “have regained an advantage” over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallup’s Jeffrey M.
According to my records, this essay — a midway temperature-taking of this year’s summer movies — should have been about women and Hollywood.
It was a blazing hot July afternoon, and the condemned were led in irons from the Washington penitentiary about 1 p.m.They passed the pre-dug graves, and the stack of gun crates that would serve as their coffins, and climbed the steps of the wooden gallows that had been built overnight.Read full article >>
It's July 4, and today we celebrate our freedom to be big.
How you vacation says a lot about you. Dash around like a crazed squirrel?
There are aspects of the American Revolution that are neither well known nor appreciated. To be sure, the signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave and great men, as ex-slave, abolitionist and fiery orator Frederick Douglass acknowledged in his July 5, 1852, speech in Rochester, N.Y.
The Islamic State has shown time and time again that it is willing to both document its acts of extreme violence and then share these acts on social media.