WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal that’s rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president’s safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the dust still settling from a series of embarrassing security failures that marred the Secret Service’s reputation and forced its director to resign, the agency is starting the arduous and public task of rebuilding itself.
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Dozens of soldiers were killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a Libyan army spokesman said Friday, as the UN threatened sanctions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he’s popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found. …read more
Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s embattled leader late Thursday rejected protesters’ demands that he resign, but in a concession agreed to talks with a students group involved in pro-democracy demonstrations that have paralysed parts of the city.
Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – French peacekeepers killed up to seven people as they tried to control clashes between armed groups in the Central African town of Bambari that have left at least 16 dead, officials said on Thursday.
Ramadi (Iraq) (AFP) – The Islamic State group launched attacks on Iraqi bases in two western towns that left at least 17 members of the security forces and 40 jihadists dead, security and medical sources said Thursday.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear on Thursday ahead of its new term, which starts on Monday. The move does not necessarily mean the court will decline to hear the cases during the new term. It often takes more time to consider particularly noteworthy or complicated cases before deciding whether to take them up. …