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Glenn Beck: There Is ‘No Difference’ Between Progressives and Socialists

Are political progressivism and socialism the same thing? According to Glenn Beck, the answer to that question is yes. In fact, the radio host said Wednesday that there is “no difference” between the two.<p>Image source: TheBlaze TV<p>“There is no difference between a progressive and a socialist,” Beck …

New poll: White people are ‘angriest’ Americans

Rush Limbaugh<p>Radio host Rush Limbaugh ripped media coverage of a new NBC poll showing white people to be the “angriest” Americans.<p>The conservative …

Obama Expands Gun Controls in Executive Moves

Proposals face funding constraints and political opposition<p>WASHINGTON—Two years ago, a government report said the nation’s federal regulator of firearms didn’t have the resources to inspect existing gun dealers.<p>On Tuesday, President Barack Obama formally unveiled a plan to beef up gun regulation, …

Federal Authorities Investigate Chipotle Outbreak

Restaurant chain gets subpoena in criminal probe tied to foodborne illness at California location<p>Federal authorities are conducting a criminal probe tied to an outbreak of foodborne disease at one of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s restaurants last year, the company said, raising the stakes in a …

Simi Valley

White House delays imposing new sanctions on Iran: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to reporters before signing a federal Highway Trust Fund bill into law in the …

South Asia

Is Obama’s executive action on gun control a step toward a ‘New Imperial Presidency?’

On the face of it, President Obama’s 10-point package of administrative moves to deal with gun violence would seem to be a perfect example of unilateral action as a substitute for legislation. Certainly his opponents charged him with undermining the rule of law. “Pretty soon,” Donald Trump warns, …

Executive Action on Gun Control: President Obama Had No Choice

In a landmark development, President Obama has used his executive authority to expand gun-related background checks. The executive orders aim at closing the existing loopholes in the federal law which allows even convicted felons to buy dangerous ammunition from sellers who do not require criminal …

Tanzania polls: US alarmed over Zanzibar vote annulment

<b>The US says it is "gravely alarmed" by the scrapping of Zanzibar's tightly contested presidential and parliamentary elections.</b><p>The decision should be rescinded, as the election had been "orderly and peaceful", it added in a statement.<p>Zanzibar's electoral commission chief annulled Sunday's poll, …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

A look inside the US's largest facility for undocumented children<p>South Korean foreign minister 'surprised' by Trump<p>Meghan Markle joins Queen …

U.S., Chinese navies agree to maintain dialogue to avoid clashes

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. and Chinese navies held high-level talks on Thursday after a U.S. warship challenged China’s territorial assertions in the South China Sea, and a U.S. official said they agreed to maintain dialogue and follow protocols to avoid clashes.<p>Fiery Cross reef, …

China

Okinawa Relocation of U.S. Military Base Triggers Protests

TOKYO — The Japanese government resumed controversial construction work to relocate a key U.S. airbase in Okinawa on Thursday, with elderly protesters who tried to stop the project being dragged away by police.<p>Some residents oppose the plan to move the U.S. Marines' Futenma base to another location …

Volvo testing kangaroo-avoidance technology in Australia

Swedish car company adapting elk-detecting technology used in Sweden for the Australian market<p>Swedish carmakers Volvo are working on a kangaroo-detection system for the Australian market.<p>The company announced on Thursday that it was testing technology that detects movement through a radar installed …

Angry China shadows U.S. warship near man-made islands

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest.<p>The USS Lassen’s patrol …

China

U.S. to intensify fight against Islamic State militants: Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will intensify air strikes and may carry out more direct ground attacks as it steps up efforts against Islamic State militants following a failed bid to train Syrian rebels, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told lawmakers on Tuesday.<p>A pair of U.S. Air Force …

Middle East

Malaysia arrests Kosovo man for 'hacking US files for IS'

<b>A Kosovan man has been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly hacking into a computer database and providing information on US security officials to the so-called Islamic State group.</b><p>The man, who is in his 20s, was detained on 15 September, Malaysian police said in a statement on Thursday.<p>Separately, …

Randy Quaid and wife released from custody in US

<b>Randy Quaid and his wife have been released from custody in Vermont, after a judge dismissed fugitive from justice charges against the couple.</b><p>Quaid, 65, and his wife, Evi, were taken into custody last Friday night by Vermont police while trying to enter the US from Canada.<p>They fled to Canada in …

Indonesian battle over Freeport threatens to mar leader's U.S. trip

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian ministers are battling over control of U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan’s future in the country, threatening to mar the president’s first trip to the United States later this month.<p>Indonesian President Joko Widodo addresses members of parliament in Jakarta, …

Asia

Afghan government welcomes US troops extension

<b>The Afghan government has welcomed the US's decision to extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016.</b><p>The move would help "stability" in Afghanistan, the government said in a statement, while vowing to "respond to fear and terror with full force".<p>The US said on Thursday it would maintain …