Amid a growing group of long-shot Republican presidential hopefuls that already includes a neurosurgeon, a deposed Silicon Valley CEO, and two failed contenders from presidential primaries past, few official or potential primary candidates have been as quickly dismissed as George Pataki.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
The “out of touch” mantra has been a perennial line of attack in our campaigns for several decades, at least.
(Reuters) - Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the trial moved from Baltimore, saying their clients cannot get a fair trial there, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. The lawyers filed an 85-page document on Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court asking for a change of venue, arguing that a "presumption of prejudice" exists in the city, the newspaper said. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested April 12 and suffered a spinal injury in police custody.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas prepared for more flooding on Thursday while still reeling from torrential rains that killed at least 16 people, inundated major cities and set a record for the wettest month in the state's history. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch on Thursday morning stretching from south of San Antonio to Dallas, through Oklahoma, where severe weather this week killed an additional six people, and into Kansas. The city of Wharton, about 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Houston, issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas along the Colorado River likely to be hit by floods.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev late next month will confront people who lost limbs and loved ones in the deadly 2013 attack when he is scheduled to be formally sentenced to death for his crimes, a judge said on Thursday. The same federal jury that found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, last month voted to sentence him to death. Tsarnaev's trial evoked memories of the darkest days in recent memory in Boston as victims testified of being hurled through the air by the twin pressure-cooker bombs, struggling to save the lives of those who had lost limbs amid screams of pain and fears that additional explosions would follow.
By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a key architect of President Barack Obama’s attempt to “reset” relations with Moscow...
Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum vows to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.