With Congress at a standstill on immigration issues, states have pursued their own solutions, with some offering in-state tuition and financial aid to illegal immigrants who are students and others approving more spending to enforce immigration laws.
The Iraq war was once again front and center on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last week. The gruesome beheading of native son James Foley at the hands of Islamic militants thrust the issue to the fore, leading residents to debate how far the U.S. should go to stop them in Iraq.
(MCT) — James Foley was held in a cell with 18 other captives, who supported one another and invented distractions like trivia, checkers and Risk to keep up their spirits, according to a letter released by his family Sunday. The letter was posted on the Facebook page Free James Foley shortly after a Sunday Mass […]
PARIS (MCT) — French President Francois Hollande on Monday asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government in the wake of a showdown between Valls and Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg about the government’s controversial economic policies. In a statement, the presidency announced that the prime minister had presented his resignation and that of […]
ISTANBUL (MCT) — One day after losing a major airbase to Islamic extremists, Syria said Monday it was willing to work with other countries to fight terror groups in Syria provided they show respect for the Syrian regime and operate only with its permission. At least one-third of Syrian territory is said to be in […]
ZAKHO, Iraq (MCT) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives in a Shiite Muslim mosque in Baghdad on Monday, killing 10 people and wounding 24, the latest case of sectarian violence in Iraq and one in a series of attacks during the day that left more than three dozen people dead. Iraqi news media […]
TEL AVIV, Israel (MCT) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched more than 115 rockets at Israel on Monday, and Israeli forces hit back with airstrikes that killed at least three suspected militants and struck targets including two mosques and a school, Israeli officials said. Nearly a week after the latest cease-fire collapsed, mediator […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A distraught female solider at the Fort Lee army garrison shot herself in the head Monday morning as negotiators tried to calm her at the base south of Richmond, Va. The incident triggered fears of another deadly base rampage. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander of Fort Lee, told reporters that the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Could voter disdain for Congress motivate more people to turn out this November? Could be. A new Gallup study suggests that in recent elections, disapproval of Congress’ job performance meant higher turnout. Currently, Gallup’s congressional job approval is 13 percent, with 19 percent of registered voters saying members of Congress deserve re-election. […]
MOSCOW (MCT) — Ukraine accused Russia of sending separatist fighters and an armored column into its embattled eastern region on Monday, describing the incursion as an attempt to open up a second front in the conflict now that pro-Russia forces are bottled up in their last two strongholds. Two of the 10 tanks in the […]