NY mayor refuses to endorse a U.S. grand jury decision
2014-12-08 07:09:15 UTC
New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man in the city last summer. De Blasio also doubled down on controversial comments he made about the risk...
CIA torture report could pose risks to U.S. hostages
2014-12-09 02:09:16 UTC
Secretary of state John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques.
Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications o...
On Staten Island, reactions to the death of Eric Garner split along racial lines
2014-12-07 08:40:03 UTC
Nowadays the cops keep their distance from the Tompkinsville beauty supplies store where Eric Garner died during his sidewalk arrest for selling “loosies” – single cigarettes – last July.
Candles and hand-written notes on a battered fold-up met...
US grand jury system 'broken'
2014-12-04 21:45:34 UTC
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton: We need to centralise and make clear that we want the justice department and the federal government to deal with the fact that the grand jury systems on a state level are broken and seem to lack the capaci...
Fact check on immigration: OBAMA RIGHT - CRUZ WRONG
2014-11-26 06:30:43 UTC
President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S.
Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked abo...
Immigration Enriches You and Me
2014-11-22 20:36:40 UTC
A BOOK, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.”
A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, “wretchedness and want” to America. And Harper’s We...
Obama New Steps to Fix the US Immigration System
2014-11-21 02:25:35 UTC
President Obama: "To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill."
WASHINGTON — In an address ...
Obama 'close to immigration action'
2014-11-14 06:20:00 UTC
WASHINGTON — In a letter to Obama released on Thursday, 116 House Democrats said it was clear Republican leaders would not pass legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform. “By failing to do their job – and repeatedly interfering with y...
Obama's executive orders on immigration are constitutional
2014-11-10 09:03:33 UTC
President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress.
Obama will send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq
2014-11-07 22:05:36 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. troop levels in Iraq will soon stand at about 3,000. President Barack Obama ordered an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq on Friday to bolster the performance of Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Isis in ground combat. Those troops,...
Obama Wrote a Letter to Khamenei
2014-11-07 16:28:42 UTC
During his regularly scheduled press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the report that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Khamenei this past October. He responded that he was "not in ...
Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms
2014-11-05 20:21:04 UTC
Many of the candidates that the Clintons backed in this cycle went down to defeat. While former Newsweek reporter Andrew Romano isn’t denying 2014 was a good year for Republicans, he could not wait to start shaking the pom-poms for how Hillary’s p...
U.S. 2014 Midterms: A slap in Obama's face
2014-11-05 07:03:27 UTC
Republicans swept to power in the US Senate after a rout for Democrats in midterm elections that were dominated by criticism of Barack Obama’s presidency and are likely to hobble his last two years in Washington.
A stronger-than-expected Republ...
Can Obama reboot if Democrats crash in midterms?
2014-11-04 07:57:54 UTC
The White House has scotched rumours it will conduct a purge of top advisers if Democrats do badly in Tuesday’s midterm elections, despite concerns that voters see local races increasingly as a referendum on Barack Obama’s second-term performance....
Brittany Maynard ended her own life at her home in Portland
2014-11-03 06:17:39 UTC
Brittany Maynard, who became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement over the last few weeks, ended her own life Saturday at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 29.
"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. T...
Survey Shows Americans are Pretty Ignorant About the News
2014-10-29 22:12:13 UTC
Americans aren't terribly knowledgeable about current events, and young people tend to know even less about what's happening in the news than their parents and grandparents.
That's the finding of a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the ...
4 Women Who Could Be on the Next GOP Presidential Ticket
2014-10-27 02:47:57 UTC
Four women are early frontrunners to be part of a 2016 presidential ticket. As voters and the media continue to obsess over the next "first" in national electoral politics, these four Republican women make a strong case to be part of such a ticket...
Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...
How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...
US Ebola patient dies in hospital in Dallas
2014-10-08 17:03:30 UTC
DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down ...
Florida: Father Shots his Daughter and Six Grandchildren
2014-09-19 16:02:07 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - A terrible day in Bell, Florida: A father shot his daughter and her six children. Then he turned the gun on himself. The perpetrator is 51-year old Don Charles Spirit.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff, Robert Schulz said, on Thursday e...
Alibaba – What You Should Now About The Biggest IPO Ever
2014-09-22 05:40:13 UTC
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is getting set for NYSE IPO. What does this mean for Yahoo stock?
<strong>Alibaba is trying its luck on a foreign stock exchange, the IPO is expected in the next few days - not in Hong Kong, but in New York. A bi...
NASA to Reactivate Manned Space Flight
2014-09-24 15:54:01 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle program, the U.S. space agency NASA paved the way to resume US manned flights into space. "We’re returning human space flight launches to the US.", said NASA on Twitter yesterday. ...
3000 volunteers to help fight the Ebola Virus outbreak
2014-09-24 15:54:19 UTC
Diaal News - The US is sending 3000 military employees to the disaster region in West African to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, personnel include doctors, medics, engineers and logistics experts.
According to U.S. government of...
Hillary Clinton Frying Political Steak in Iowa
2014-09-17 20:13:15 UTC
By Michael Luz and Daniella Inbar
Democratic presumed frontrunner makes sizzling appearance at event for Senator Tom Harkin.
Diaal News - Senator Harkin’s steak fry is a Democratic institution dating back long before the Clinton’s themselv...