Israel’s Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a “countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare” by a country that “will always be an enemy of America”. “If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent […]

Redskins fight trademark ban

A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday. The team wants to overturn a decision last year by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the Redskins’ trademark on the […]

Stiff sentence sought for Chicago woman in immigration case

Prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn’t tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket. In a court filing, the prosecutors argued a “slap on the wrist” for Rasmieh Odeh could encourage others […]

Cancellations have dogged Cosby’s tour

Four shows the comedian had scheduled for February have been canceled: February 8 in Boston, February 21 in Pittsburgh and February 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. No reasons were given for the Pittsburgh and Charlotte cancellations. Cosby said weather concerns led to the Boston cancellation, but the date has not been rescheduled. A fourth show, […]

Texas man convicted in killing of ‘American Sniper’

A former Marine was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murdering the US Navy Seal whose story inspired the blockbuster movie “American Sniper.” After deliberating for less than three hours, jurors unanimously rejected claims from Eddie Ray Routh, 27, that he was not guilty on grounds of insanity when he […]

Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

The city of Ferguson is attracting a large pool of applicants to police jobs, including minority candidates seeking the position left vacant by the resignation of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, the mayor said. Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to […]

U.S. deciding whether to extend Obamacare enrollment

Americans who have started enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can still sign up, and the U.S. government is weighing whether to open a special enrollment period for those who missed Sunday’s deadline, the health secretary said on Wednesday. So far, 11.4 million Americans have enrolled in private health insurance through the […]

Giuliani questions Obama’s love of US; Democrats cry foul

Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama’s love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke his comments. Giuliani said at a New York City event on Wednesday night that “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I […]

UT Austin president influenced ‘handful’ of admissions: repo

University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers used his influence to admit a “select handful” of applicants who would otherwise have been rejected by the admission’s office, according to an independent report released Thursday. The report, requested by the UT System Board of Regents, also said Powers misled an earlier investigation by failing to […]

NYPD officer who shot Brooklyn man indicted by grand jury

A rookie New York City police officer is expected to surrender Wednesday to face criminal charges in the November shooting death of an unarmed man, according to a city official and a lawyer involved in the case. A grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment today against Officer Peter Liang, who was 18 months out […]


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