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Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump

In the face of a candidate’s antics, ‘America’s Pastor’ speaks out. Max Lucado is a pastor in San Antonio and a bestselling author of 32 books, …

Donald Trump

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the …

Middle East

Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

The 2016 presidential campaign has its first official candidate. Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning.<p>"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the firebrand Texas senator tweeted simply …

Republicans

Voters in Israel flock to polls in tight race

In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, preliminary official results early Wednesday pointed to a sweeping victory for the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the way for him to form a new government.<p>Through a long night of vote-counting that began …

Israel

5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sam’s Club

Slide 1 of 7<p>Many a shopper has walked out of warehouse clubs like Costco COST, +2.39% and Sam’s Club WMT, -0.35% with a receipt containing at least a …

Charlie Hebdo suspects and third gunman killed in twin police raids

Four hostages dead after French Swat teams storm printing firm in Dammartin-en-Goële and supermarket in Paris<p>In two ferocious, near simultaneous assaults as dusk fell, heavily armed French elite forces shot dead the two gunmen behind Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo and a third member of the …

'American Sniper' review: Clint Eastwood shows off his best directing chops

Clint Eastwood returns to form with “American Sniper,” his best directorial effort since his one-two shot hits “Mystic River” (2003) and “Million Dollar Baby.” (2004)<p>Based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper” is an introspective – yet incredibly intense – look at Kyle (Bradley …

Police asking: Did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to spark riots?

To some, they're the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson's life was taken.<p>Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week.<p>But did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to incite rioting in the St. Louis suburb?<p>…