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 […]

Ex-NFL star’s fiancée looked nervous day after alleged killing

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée was visibly nervous the day after an associate of the ex-NFL star was killed, a woman who cleaned Hernandez’s Massachusetts home testified at his murder trial on Tuesday. Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, spent time on the telephone, peeking out the window and crying after hauling away a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Brains Matter: Why are graduation rates so low?

If education is an escalator to lift people from poverty, young African American males are languishing at the bottom level. Only about 60 percent of them will earn high school diplomas, and roughly four in 10 drop out before graduation day. That’s compared with a 65-percent graduation rate for Latino males and 80 percent for […]

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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