Politics

Gia Arnold Confesses to Affair, Drops Out of N.Y. Senate Race

A tea party candidate for New York state Senate has dropped out of the race just weeks before the election after she revealed she had an extramarital affair.


Chris McDaniel Asks Court to Declare Him Winner Over Thad Cochrane

State Sen. Chris McDaniel asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.


Obama Urges Calm, Decries Violence in Ferguson

President Obama said there is "no excuse" for "excessive force" by police in Ferguson, Mo., where residents are infuriated by the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager.


Congressman: Stop Giving Military Hardware to Local Cops

Rep. Hank Johnson plans to introduce a bill to restrict a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement.


Mount Sinjar Operation Is Over: Obama

President Obama said Thursday that aid drops to Mount Sinjar will cease while targeted airstrikes against Islamic State militants will continue.


Missouri Governor Pulling County Cops Out of Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will remove St. Louis County police from Ferguson, after five days of clashes between protesters and cops showed no signs of stopping.


Children Killed in Fighting Near Baghdad

Clashes between Iraqi troops and Sunni militants west of Baghdad killed at least four children on Thursday as the U.N. announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis.


Ferguson Protesters Take to Street Despite Tear Gas, Police Threats

Police used tear gas to break up an evening protest in Ferguson, Mo., and arrested working journalists at a nearby McDonald's.


Ferguson Police Arrest Reporters for Covering Mike Brown Shooting

Two reporters were seized in Ferguson, Mo., yesterday without justification while covering demonstrations responding to Michael Brown's death, according to The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.


Anonymous Releases Name of Officer Who Shot Mike Brown

The hacker group Anonymous said it named the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday.


Deadline Looms to Clear Up Health Care Eligibility

The clock is ticking down for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under Obamacare.


Russian Aid Convoy Disappears on Way to Ukraine

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks supposedly carrying humanitarian aid hasn't arrived at a checkpoint where the Red Cross was to examine and receive the cargo.


U.N. Warns of 'Potential Genocide' on Mount Sinjar

Thousands of members of minority groups, including Yazidis and Christians, faced a major threat from Islamic State jihadists and a worsening humanitarian situation on Mount Sinar.


Kurdish Fighters Urgently Need Heavy Weapons

Islamic State militants are bristling with American weapons and armored Humvees looted from Iraqi arsenals, giving them a powerful edge over determined but undergunned Kurdish fighters.


Gaza Seaport Could Anchor Hamas-Israel Peace Deal

Palestinians want to build a port, saying Gaza needs its own gate to the world, while Israel says it cannot allow unfettered sea access unless Hamas agrees to disarm.


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