Music legend Prince dead at 57

Prince, the musical genius, was found dead Thursday in his Minnesota home. He was 57. Sources told the site doctors advised him to stay 24 hours, but he flew home within three hours. The site posted a photo of Prince reportedly taken at a Walgreens near his home around 7 p.m. Wednesday — his fourth […]

Demonstrators rally in support of Obama’s non-deportation orders

Rallies in support of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are expected Monday in several U.S. cities as a challenge to those executive orders comes before the Supreme Court. About 20 demonstrations are planned, including in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Denver and other cities. Demonstrators camped overnight outside of the Supreme Court building […]

Heavy rain drenches Houston, closing schools, airport

Heavy rain inundated the Houston area with as much as 10 inches in just six hours Monday morning. Officials are comparing the flood to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 when more than 2 feet of rain drenched Southern Texas. “This is a major rain event,” Harris County judge Ed Emmett said. “I hate to use […]

Hijacking of Egypt plane by ‘unstable’ man ends peacefully

An Egyptian wearing a fake explosives belt who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and forced it to land in Cyprus on Tuesday surrendered and was taken into custody after releasing all passengers and crew unharmed following an hours-long standoff. Officials said early on that the hijacking was not an act of terrorism, and later that […]

Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic

The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. These […]

Fidel Castro blasts Obama’s trip: Cuba doesn’t need ’empire’ for anything

As Cubans debate the impact of President Barack Obama’s historic trip to the island last week, one prominent figure is lambasting the visit: Fidel Castro. In a full page column titled “Brother Obama,” published in the Cuban communist-party newspaper Granma, the former Cuban president rejected Obama’s visit and words of reconciliation. “We don’t need the […]

Ben Carson says Obama was ‘raised white’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson referred to himself as potentially the first African-American president, saying President Barack Obama had many non-black influences growing up and was “raised white.” Carson made the comments to Politico’s Glenn Thrush in a podcast recorded Saturday and released Tuesday. “Like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color […]

Obama plans to close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama on Tuesday detailed the Pentagon’s plan for finally shutting down the controversial Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba — a move he said serves as an upgrade to national security. “In our fight against terrorists like al-Qaida and [the Islamic State], we are using every element of our national power. Our […]

George W. Bush: President shouldn’t be someone ‘who mirrors and inflames our frustration’

George W. Bush told voters here Monday that “we do not need someone in the Oval Office who mirrors and inflames our frustration” — a clear swipe at Donald Trump during a campaign rally for his brother, Jeb Bush. In his most political speech since he left office in 2009, George W. Bush said voters […]

Obama has started work to pick Supreme Court justice: White House

The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama had started preliminary discussions with his team about naming a Supreme Court justice nominee and accused Republicans of “bluster” for saying they would not confirm his pick. White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters that administration officials had been in touch with Senate offices about the […]

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