U.S. State Department

Pompeo’s War Record in Question Ahead of Secretary of State Confirmation

The CIA has confirmed that Mike Pompeo, that agency’s current director and current nominee for Secretary of State, was not deployed in the first Gulf …

U.S. Army

Trump is right on North Korea

North Korea’s offer to cease ballistic missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site is encouraging, but should be taken with a pinch of salt. The country is not to be trusted; the devil lies in both the detail of its pledges and their implementation. Nevertheless, the sudden warming of relations …

U.S. Dept. of State

The stark differences in how the Trump and Obama administrations talk about human rights

The US State Department published its first human-rights report under the Trump administration yesterday (April 20). The rights deemed worthy of promotion and protection by the State Department, however, appear trimmed when comparing them to the ones surveyed by the Obama administration.<p>Women’s …

Human Rights

State Dept. drops 'occupied' reference to Palestinian territories in report

US Ambassador to Israel Friedman reportedly directed the State Department to stop using the term.<p>><br>• ><p>A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli army …

Israel

Iran rejects US rights report as 'biased'

TEHRAN (AFP) -<p>Iran rejected the latest US human rights report as hypocritical on Saturday, saying it was "biased by political objectives".<p>"Iran considers the annual report by the US State Department and in particular allegations raised about human rights in Iran as absolutely biased by political …

Human Rights

Diplomatic progress with North Korea may not help Pompeo’s confirmation

A surprise declaration from Kim Jong-Un that North Korea would halt nuclear tests was met with international praise Saturday, but the diplomatic …

North Korea

Navajo Nation approves $2.4 million for veterans facility

The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for …

Navajo Nation

The Benefits of Dairy Goats

<i>Looking to add some goats to your homestead?</i> Goat School (Down East, 2011), <i>by Janice Spaulding, is part manual, part cookbook, and is perfect for</i> …

Farming

Is the State Dep't preventing exposure of PA UNRWA textbook content?

David Bedein<p>The writer is director of Israel Resource News Agency and heads the Center for Near East Policy Research, author of Genesis of the …

Israel

US remarks on early polls is 'unacceptable': Turkish Foreign Ministry

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency<p>Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 20 rejected as “unacceptable” the statement of the U.S. Department of State's spokeswoman …

North Africa

Freeport gets low-interest loan from state to help upgrade sewer lines

A nearly $1 million state loan will help Freeport with initial work to reduce stormwater and sewage overflows entering the Allegheny River and …

Pittsburgh

Romney wont commit to supporting Trump in 2020

Former GOP presidential candidate and current Senate candidate Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMaher: I have a renewed respect for past …

Republicans

Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 22, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>When the news …

Conservative View

Sign of spring: Lake Pepin is first in Minnesota to declare ice-out

MINNESOTA

North Dakota

The State Department has a disastrous manpower shortage

Leaderless and without navigators to direct it, the ship of American diplomacy is adrift in the fog.<p>But while the Senate deserves criticism for not …

U.S. Dept. of State

How To Watch Mississippi State Softball vs Florida Game Two of 2018 Series

ABERDEEN, MD - AUGUST 14: A young U.S. player hits balls at Ripken Baseball Academy August 14, 2007 in Aberdeen, Maryland. Twelve Chinese baseball …

College Sports

LA files lawsuit over 2016 oil spill from cargo ship that took 23 days to clean up

The city of Los Angeles on Friday sued the owners and other parties associated with a cargo ship that caused an oil spill in the Port of Los Angeles …

Coast Guard

Lawsuit: Prisoner with Greenville ties stabbed 12 times by fellow inmates

A prison inmate with ties to Greenville alleges his unit lacked "sufficient security personnel" when he was stabbed 12 times by two other …

Crime

IRS Tax Day glitch exposes antiquated tech infrastructure

Yesterday’s technology, tomorrow. That fairly sums up the problem with the federal government information technology infrastructure. That, and the …

Apple Pay

Prison Tomatoes

None<p>In this March 14, 2018 photograph provided to state news outlets by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, shows greenhouses at the …

U.S. Dept. of State

Maintenance Boss on McNeil Island Sues for Wrongful Firing

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former state supervisor of maintenance workers on McNeil Island is suing Washington state, contending he was wrongfully …

Hardy

Springtime bridge closure to snarl traffic around Route 3 in Lyndhurst and Rutherford

CLOSE<p>Road Warrior: Rutherford and Lyndhurst must endure at least another 2 years of highway overpass construction.<p>RUTHERFORD — The closure of the …

USDOT

Federal air quality restrictions lifted on Sheridan

A federal restriction imposed on Sheridan in northern Wyoming in the late 1980s has been lifted as the result of decades-long efforts to improve air …

Business

Sears closing its Greece Ridge Mall location by July

Sears and Sears Auto Center at Greece Ridge Mall are closing, part of an ongoing national wave of retail stores going out of business.<p>Sears will …

Sears

North Bergen may see new natural-gas-fueled power plant, report says

NORTH BERGEN -- Town officials are mulling over the possibility of establishing a natural-gas-fueled electric plant in a nearby industrial area, …

New Jersey

US report claims Indian media being “pressurised or harassed”

The Trump administration claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017.<p>“The …

Rights & Freedoms

'Was this devastation … worth it?': How American neglect imperils the victory over ISIS

Many Syrians fear the U.S. is unwilling to help rebuild war-devastated cities

Middle East

Fewer refugees accepted into U.S. impacts Catholic resettlement programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — War, famine and gang violence have created the largest global refugee population since World War II, yet the U.S. has drastically …

Immigration

Hate Traffic? Learn to Love Congestion Pricing.

Americans waste a lot of their lives in traffic, with the average urban auto commuter spending 35 hours a year idling on highways during rush hour. …

Transportation

Letter: Clarice D. Anderes: Disappointed by shift away from helpful training

In the April 15 news report (“Formula for failure”) East Providence High School Principal Shani Wallace says there is no substitute for students …

Education