WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and implement changes to combat [...]continue »
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EDINBURGH — Scots began voting in an independence referendum on Thursday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of thousands of them were still agonizing over whether to stay with the 307-year un [...]continue »
California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said on Thursday.
Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each [...]continue »
WASHINGTON — After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.
After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior o [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley believes President Barack Obama has the authority to take military action to protect Americans from the threat of the Islamic State.
“This is not the time to be cautious,” Gr [...]continue »
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a “major symbolic and operational loss” for the al Q [...]continue »
NEWPORT, Wales — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would hunt down Islamic State militants in Iraq and “take out” their leaders with the goal of dismantling the organization as it had done with al-Qa [...]continue »
HOUSTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - BP Plc was “grossly negligent” for its role in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, a U.S. district judge said on Thursday in a ruling that could add billions of dollars in fines to the more [...]continue »
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday in New York a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement. She was 81.
“It is with great sadness that I an [...]continue »
KIEV/ULAN BATOR — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to de-escalate the conflict despite renewed shelling.< [...]continue »
TALLINN — The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
He added [...]continue »
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the state of Utah believe they have the perfect case for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide once and for all the hotly-contested legal rights issue of whether states can ban same-sex marriage.
But so do lawyers [...]continue »
DUBAI — The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.
A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a Br [...]continue »
CHICAGO — The world’s worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa and a “massive” response is needed to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for [...]continue »
MINSK — Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks on Monday due to resume later this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted “special st [...]continue »