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Obama's Homeland Security Nominee Criticized Over Donations

Sens. Jeff Sessions and John Cornyn are attacking President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security for his fundraising activities in the past. They didn't raise the same complaints about George W. Bush's nominees.<p>WASHINGTON — Two prominent Republican Senators attacked the political …

No, the “system” didn’t cause the shutdown — it was extreme GOP nuts!

<b>(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>We’ve had divided government for years, and there are usually no calamities. The GOP has changed — and it’s broken<p>Jonathan Bernstein<p>October 19, 2013 10:30am (UTC)<p>OK, everyone: Stop trying to figure out how to fix the system in order to prevent future government shutdowns. …

Republican Civil War Over Shutdown Drama

Not a single Republican senator or congressman voted for the Affordable Care Act, but the standoff over the government shutdown may have done the one …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and national debt crisis. The president also restated his claim that despite the Republican climbdown that cleared …

Pennsylvania Mayor Running Unopposed For Reelection Asks Residents To Please Vote For Someone Else

Bob Wiser is running unopposed for a second term as mayor of Port Matilda, a community near Penn State University.<p>But the 70-year-old resident recently decided he'd rather leave the post. Yet he missed the August deadline for taking his name off the ballot.<p>Wiser tells the Centre Daily Times that …

Elections

Ted Cruz's Father: Media Has "Evil Agenda...For Destroying What This Country Is All About"

Strong words from the father of the Texas senator.<p>The father of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says that the "liberal media" in America reminds him of the "ministry of misinformation" in communist countries. Rafael Cruz was speaking on Glenn Beck's radio program Friday, where he also said the media …

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

<b>Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight)</b><p>How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 19, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert …

Spending cuts don't help America grow. A shutdown certainly doesn't

The showdown in Congress reveals how ill-prepared many American legislators are to deal with a global economic crisis<p>It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. In 2007 the International Monetary Fund was facing a financial crisis of its own. The IMF makes money by borrowing and lending, taking a …

Iran attempts to silence its 'Death to America' chants

Chants of 'Death to America' have been part of Iranian public life for almost 35 years. But the new wave of politicians in Tehran is trying to change that, write Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat<p>An attempt by <b>Iran</b>'s reformist president Hassan Rouhani to abolish the chant "Death to America" as part of …

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Meghan Markle's father speaks out after royal wedding<p>Earthquake near Osaka kills at least 4 people<p>What is dragon boating?<p>American remains missing in …

Arab nations urge Saudi Arabia to take seat

Arab nations have appealed to Saudi Arabia to reverse its unprecedented decision to reject a seat on the United Nations Security Council.<p>Arab UN ambassadors made the appeal on Saturday after an emergency meeting following Friday's surprise announcement by the kingdom to decline the seat in a …

Second 'sea serpent' in a week washes up in southern California

Another "sea serpent" has attracted gawkers on a southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike oarfish washed up on Friday afternoon in Oceanside. The U-T San Diego newspaper reports that it measured nearly 14ft long.<p>While it is unusual to find the deep-water fish near shore, this is the …

Steve Jobs: Apple founder a sexist bully, a skinflint and a liar says Chrisann Brennan, former partner

The ex-girlfriend of Steve Jobs says in her tell-all biography that he could behave even more appallingly than anyone ever supposed<p>He was the billionaire crown prince of Silicon Valley, hailed across the world as the ablest chief executive of his generation and a visionary model to young …

New Jersey set for rush of same-sex marriages on Monday

Activists are working to line up judges who could waive the three-day waiting period for New Jersey same-sex couples who want to exchange vows first thing on Monday, when gay marriage will become legal in the state.<p>Garden State Equality executive director Troy Stevenson said on Saturday that the …

Mother in Florida cyber-bullying case faces separate child abuse charges

An outspoken Florida sheriff who arrested a 14-year-old girl for cyber-bullying after a younger schoolmate killed herself has filed child abuse charges against her mother, over an unrelated incident.<p>Polk County sheriff Grady Judd said Vivien Lee Vosburg, 30, punched and shouted obscenities at …

Tunisia security forces kill nine 'Islamists'

<b>Tunisian security forces have killed at least nine suspected Islamist militants who are blamed for a deadly attack on a police patrol, officials say.</b><p>They say at least three other suspects were arrested in the operation in the Mount Taouyer area, about 70km (44 miles) west of the capital, Tunis.<p>Two …

Fearless … and topless: Femen activists to bring 'sextremism' to the UK

They started out in Ukraine, established a thriving headquarters in Paris and last year succeeded in ambushing a startled Vladimir Putin during a visit to a German trade fair. Now the controversial activists of Femen, notorious for their topless protests on issues such as prostitution, abortion and …

Hope for Iranian who survived botched hanging as sharia expert doubts ruling

Hopes have been raised for the life of the Iranian man who survived a hanging only to be condemned to be re-executed, after one of the country's oldest and most respected Islamic scholars appeared to question the ruling.<p>The extraordinary case of Alireza M, a 37-year-old father of two who was …

Assassination pushes Libya towards civil war two years after Gaddafi's death

Libya marks the second anniversary of the death of Muammar Gaddafi with the country on the brink of a new civil war and fighting raging in the eastern city of Benghazi, birthplace of its Arab spring revolution.<p>Violence between radical militias and regular forces broke out on Friday night and …

Two face charges over blond-haired girl found in Gypsy camp

Greek officials have launched an international campaign to try to identify a four-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed girl found in a Gypsy camp in central Greece as the couple believed to have raised her face charges of kidnapping.<p>"They will appear on Monday before a magistrate on charges of …

JP Morgan 'may pay record $13bn fine' - BBC News

Nazi Erich Priebke to be buried 'in secret location'

<b>Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died under house arrest in Rome last week, is to be buried in a secret location, his lawyer has said.</b><p>On Wednesday, his coffin was seized by the Italian authorities and taken to a military base near Rome after a funeral was halted amid angry protests.<p>Rome city …

Mexico drug lord shot dead by clown assassins

The eldest brother of Mexico's once powerful Arellano Felix drug cartel family was killed by gunmen dressed as clowns at a children's party, according to a Mexican investigator.<p>Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, was shot dead on Friday during a family event in Cabo San Lucas, a tourist resort in …

Accidentally freed Florida murderers recaptured

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1020000/1020869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524706362_73f72e11a6e07396670c463327ba6045<p><b>Two convicted murderers who used forged documents to trick their way out of prison in Florida have been recaptured, US officials say.</b><p>Joseph Jenkins …

Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation

Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted in Syria and two Turkish pilots held hostage in Lebanon returned home on Saturday night, part of an ambitious three-way deal cutting across the Syrian civil war.<p>Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shia pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the …