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US Supreme Court to Review Jerusalem Birthplace Law

FILE - Detail of the West facade of the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., March 7, 2011.

Reuters - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem - the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians - to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. The case concerns a long-standing U.S. foreign […]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Anti-Corruption Law Snags Major Tech Company

FILE-This Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, shows an exterior view of Hewlett Packard Co.'s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
FILE-This Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, shows an exterior view of Hewlett Packard Co.'s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

By Jeffrey Young - WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, the U.S. technology company Hewlett Packard agreed to plead guilty to bribery charges involving its Russian, Polish, and Mexican subsidiaries. Hewlett Packard admitted to the U.S. Department of Justice that it bribed Russian officials in hopes of landing a lucrative contract with Moscow’s Office of the […]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

South Korea Ferry Death Toll Passes 100

Family members look at a noticeboard with descriptions of bodies recovered from the capsized passenger ship Sewol at the port in Jindo, April 22, 2014.

The death toll from last week's South Korea ferry accident exceeded 100 on Tuesday, as divers continue pulling bodies from the sunken vessel. More than 200 people remain missing and are presumed dead after becoming trapped on the five-story passenger ship, which capsized last Wednesday. Divers retrieved 17 bodies from the 6,800-ton Sewol ferry early […]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

South Korea: North Believed to be Preparing for 4th Nuclear Test

FILE - Satellite image provided by GeoEye shows the area around the Yongbyon nuclear facility in Yongbyon, North Korea.

By Steven L Herman - BANGKOK — Speculation is growing that North Korea is planning to conduct an underground nuclear test to coincide with President Obama’s visit to the peninsula this week. South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense is on an around-the-clock alert after detecting activity at the Punggye-ri testing site in North Korea. Kim […]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine

Pro-Russian men storm a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka, April 14, 2014.

Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama criticised Russia in a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying its actions were not conducive to a diplomatic solution. "The president emphasized that all irregular forces in the country need to lay down their arms, and he urged President Putin to use his influence with these […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Man to Face Hate Crimes Charges in Kansas Shooting

In this Sunday, April 13, 2014 image from video provided by KCTV-5, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, is escorted by police in an elementary school parking lot in Overland Park, Kansas.

Local and federal prosecutors are working on charges for the man arrested in connection with the shooting spree that killed three people Sunday in the midwestern U.S. state of Kansas. Officials are expected to give more information about the charges Tuesday, and have said the killings outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Native American Group asks OAS to Help With Land Claim

FILE - Jake Edwards, of the Onondaga Council of Chiefs, stands outside the federal courthouse in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2007, after arguments were heard in the Onondaga Indian Nation's land claim case against New York state.

A Native American group says it is asking the Organization of American States to charge the United States with human rights violations. Leaders of the Onondaga Indian Nation met Tuesday in Washington to petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, saying U.S. courts have violated the group's rights by refusing to hear its claim to […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Robotic Sub Set to Dive Again in Search for Missing Plane

Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, April 14, 2014.

A robotic submarine is set to resume its search for the missing Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean one day after aborting its first mission. The unmanned Bluefin-21 submarine was deployed on Monday night to start what was suppose to be a 16-hour search of the seabed for the Malaysia Airlines MH370. But the mission […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

George W. Bush: From President to Painter

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2013 photo released by NBC shows former President George W. Bush, left, with host Jay Leno during "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Bush showed off his painting and his granddaughter and poked fun of his post-White House years.

Former U.S. president George W. Bush has a new title to add to his resume: painter. The subjects of his paintings? World leaders - a theme he knows well. Bush's portraits go on display in his presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas Saturday. The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine

FILE - White House Spokesman Jay Carney

By Luis Ramirez - THE WHITE HOUSE — The White House is telling Russia to stop intervening in eastern Ukraine, or face more sanctions. The warning from the White House came after groups of pro-Russian demonstrators took over government buildings in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine over the last few days. At a […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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