Afghan presidency confirms 2013 death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, citing security sources
Kerry warns US Congress against scrapping Iran dealSecretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince US lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a…
US to release Israeli spy Pollard after 30 years in jailAttorneys for Jonathan Pollard, who has served nearly 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, said Tuesday the U.S. has granted him parole and he will be released in November.
Holocaust survivor Samuel Pisar dies aged 86American lawyer and writer Samuel Pisar, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors and former advisor to US President John F. Kennedy, has died in New York aged 86.
Peru frees children held by Shining Path rebelsAuthorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday.
New York’s LaGuardia Airport to be rebuiltNew York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced Monday.
Obama marching Israelis to 'door of oven', Huckabee saysWhite House contender Mike Huckabee is warning that President Barack Obama is marching the Israelis to the "door of the oven" by signing off on the nuclear deal struck between…
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina dies aged 22Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has died at age 22, US media reported on Sunday.
Chrysler recalls 1.4 million hackable carsFiat Chrysler ordered on Friday the recall of 1.4 million vehicles to upgrade their security systems after two researchers revealed that they took control of a jeep SUV over the…
Gunman kills two at Louisiana cinema before shooting selfA lone gunman fired 13 shots inside a crowded movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two women and wounding seven other cinema-goers before taking…
NASA discovers earth-like planet orbiting 'Sun's cousin'Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun,…
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Nigerian president says US arms ban is 'aiding' Boko HaramNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday that a US ban on arms sales to Nigeria has “aided and abetted” Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency. The so-called Leahy Law bans…
NYC agrees to deal postponing cap on Uber carsNew York City and Uber struck an eleventh-hour deal that backs off, for now, placing a cap on the number of cars the ride-hailing company can have on the streets of the nation’s…
Federal hate crime charges for Charleston shooting suspectThe man accused of killing nine black church members in the southern city of Charleston last month was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes and…
White House drafting plan to close GuantanamoThe White House is in the "final stages" of a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.