(MCT) — In a decision coming from Utah, a Federal appeals court on Wednesday for the first time backed gay marriage. The Denver-based U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court decision that struck down the State’s bans on same-sex marriage. The ruling, which was stayed, sets the stage for an appeal to the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Among the Russian bloggers and social media activists who are loyal to the Kremlin, there’s a favorite target when it comes to pillorying the United States. President Barack Obama and his chief diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, come in for a few licks. But for the unbridled ridicule particular to the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday threatened to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama later this year for “not faithfully executing” the Nation’s laws, a new escalation in a Republican campaign against what it views as Presidential overreach. Democrats dismissed the move as an election-year stunt intended to motivate […]
BAGHDAD (MCT) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday sharply rejected calls to form a national unity government, striking a defiant tone in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power as a rebellion by Sunni Muslim insurgents threatens his grip on the country. Maliki’s rivals have urged a “national salvation […]
President Barack Obama’s standing in public opinion surveys, which had gained ground during the spring, has declined again, driven down in part by his handling of Iraq, a series of new polls indicates.
The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political crisis.
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) — A Federal judge has bad news for George Zimmerman’s parents, who are suing comedienne Roseanne Barr, accusing her of doing damage by posting their address on Twitter. Robert Zimmerman Sr. and his wife, Gladys Zimmerman, had offered to settle their suit for $750,000, records show. But in an order signed Thursday, […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the beefed-up Federal presence during a sometimes-acrimonious congressional hearing in which Republicans blamed a 2012 decision to slow the […]
JOHANNESBURG (MCT) — A Christian woman in Sudan freed from death row Monday has been re-arrested a day later after trying to leave the country with her family, according to reports from Khartoum, Sudan. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to hang last month for apostasy, was released after her conviction was overturned by Khartoum’s appeals […]
(MCT) — Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. Senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax Inc., the biggest seller of used cars nationally. In a petition filed Tuesday with the FTC, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive advertising by claiming every vehicle it sells passes a rigorous 125-point […]