From The Wire
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has found a springboard to possible Washington stardom with his appointment last spring as chairman of a special House of Representatives select panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Looking at voter registration and past voting patterns, a new study suggests that under a multi-California scenario Democrats would continue to hold the bulk of state offices and Republicans would reap a negligible gain in the Electoral College.
TUCSON (MCT) — Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border. As of Wednesday evening, 280 women and children had been deported from the Artesia Family Residential Center in Artesia, N.M. Another 14 […]
MIAMI (MCT) — A grisly recording of Islamic jihadists decapitating an American journalist that was posted on the Internet Tuesday revealed more than just the group’s pitiless, homicidal soul. It also uncorked one of the Middle East’s dirty little secrets: that a Florida man has been held hostage in Syria for a year by militants […]
(MCT) — Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news: James Foley, an American journalist whose family had befriended the Tice family, had been killed in Syria by […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) — Lobbyists have launched a frenzied eleventh-hour effort to kill a bill that would make California the first state to outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags, delaying a key vote and setting up one of the fiercest legislative battles of the year. Last week, the bill seemed in the bag after it cleared […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end federal and state investigations into the sale of toxic mortgage securities during the subprime housing boom, the largest settlement by a single company in U.S. history, the Justice Department said Thursday. The settlement includes $9.65 billion in fines and $7 […]
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — (MCT) A clearly furious President Barack Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back “this cancer” and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq. As 14 new U.S. airstrikes pounded Islamic State positions, the grisly video and photos […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation. Although Fed officials remain divided in their assessment of the labor market, the […]
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A. The proposed payout is the largest settlement the city […]