Tornadoes in Tulsa Area of Oklahoma Kill One, Leave ‘Massive Destruction’ –

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One person was killed Wednesday and several other people were injured, at least one of them critically, when a series of “extremely dangerous” tornadoes ripped through the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, emergency officials said. The state Emergency Management Services Authority confirmed that one person died at a mobile home park in the town of Sand Springs. Three other people were injured, one of whom was in critical condition, it said….

Searchers find empty second ‘black box’ from doomed German jetliner that killed … – Fox News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Searchers Wednesday found the second “black box” from the doomed German passenger plane that crashed into the Alps, killing 150 people including two Americans. French President Francois Hollande said the flight data recorder was missing its memory card, which apparently became dislodged in the crash. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Earlier, a CBC reporter tweeted about the recovery, reporting that flight data recorder was said to be heavily damaged. The mangled first black…

Ghani, in address to Congress, urges Muslims to ‘speak truth to terror’ – Fox News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill. (AP) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, called Wednesday on Muslims around the world to speak out against extremist groups — declaring “silence is not acceptable.”  In an impassioned address, Ghani said groups like the Islamic State pose a “terrible threat” to the region and said their…

Iowa seen as key to Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Sen. Ted Cruz announces presidential bid, vows to ‘stand for liberty’ – Fox News

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, ticking off a litany of President Obama policies he opposes, promised Monday to return to a government by Constitution and “stand for liberty” as he officially announced his 2016 presidential bid.  Cruz, speaking to an energetic crowd of students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., drew from his background to address his faith and what he sees for the future of the country.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT…

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91 – Reuters

Sunday, March 22, 2015

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from British military outpost to global trade and financial center, died on Monday aged 91. Although Lee had receded from public and political life over the past few years, he was still seen as an influential figure in the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son. “The Prime Minister…

Israel’s president begins meetings that will lead to new government – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began consultations Sunday with representatives of the country’s political parties as a prelude to naming the head of a new government, presumably incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. Although it is widely assumed that Netanyahu will head the next government, it is up to the president to determine who will form a governing coalition. After meeting with the various factions, Rivlin is expected to announce his decision this week….

Likud won’t give up demand for key portfolios, urges potential partners to lower … – Haaretz

Sunday, March 22, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin began consultations on Sunday with Likud and other parties to determine who he would appoint to form the next government. Well more than 61 MKs in the 120-seat Knesset are expected to recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form the next coalition. Rivlin has said he wants a national unity government, but the results of last week’s election have made this possibility seem highly unlikely. On Sunday,…

Netanyahu’s election victory could further widen US-Israeli disputes – Xinhua

Friday, March 20, 2015

by Anat Shalev JERUSALEM, March 19 (Xinhua) — It’s no secret the U.S.-Israel relations have soured over the past several years. Much of it has to do with personal animosity between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama. Also, the two leaders do not see eye to eye on two major issues, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the international community’s negotiations with Iran over its…

White House Gives Cold Shoulder To Netanyahu’s Attempt To Make Nice – CBS Local

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was a stunning about face from Israel’s prime minister intended to repair relations with the United States. Only it didn’t work. One would have thought that Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt to take back recent statements that ruled out a Palestinian state would be music to the ears of President Barack Obama. Instead it struck a sour note, with the White House threatening to re-evaluate its policies and…

Tunisia attack: Two Britons ‘caught up’ in shooting – latest –

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Large crowds gathered in the centre of Tunis, waving flags, singing the national anthem and shouting slogans against the gunmen who launched the daylight attack on the Bardo Museum, famous for its collections of ancient Roman mosaics and other antiquities. People also lit candles outside the museum in memory of the 17 tourists and two Tunisians who were shot dead by at least two gunmen. The hashtags #JeSuisBardo and #JeSuisTunisien…

Netanyahu Says He’ll Work Quickly to Form New Government – New York Times

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Robert Durst’s New Orleans charges leave Los Angeles officials playing waiting … –

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Robert Durst‘s arrest in New Orleans on state felony gun charges has thrown a temporary wrench into California authorities’ hope for a prompt extradition of the accused killer.  But Los Angeles prosecutors said Tuesday (March 17) that their capital murder case against the New York real estate scion won’t be adversely affected by the delay — even as an Orleans Parish judge extended Durst’s detention in Louisiana at least into next week. “That’s…

Netanyahu’s Likud Party sweeps to election victory – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters as reacts to exit poll figures.(Photo: Menahem Kahana, AFP/Getty Images) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party swept to victory in the country’s election Wednesday, with nearly all the votes counted. Likud appeared to have earned 30 out of the 120 seats in the country’s Knesset, or parliament, leading the center-left opposition Zionist Union, which appeared to have won 24 seats,…

Breakaway Party Leader Stays Mum on Where He’ll Throw Support After Israeli … – New York Times

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Robert Durst of HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ Says He ‘Killed Them All’ – New York Times

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Where is Vladimir Putin? What we know about the Russian president’s … – Vox

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Putin has not been seen in public since March 5, which has triggered rumors and speculation about why. Putin has gone “missing” like this before and will probably reappear — but there’s no way to know for sure what could be going on. The Kremlin has released photos and news footage of Putin in recent days, but that has not been enough to quell the rumors, and some suspect…

Report: Home Raided After Ferguson ‘Ambush’ – Voice of America

Friday, March 13, 2015

Two policemen were shot early Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri, in what one official called an ambush, hours after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a Justice Department report that accused the department of racially biased policing.  The incident occurred about midnight as protesters who had gathered outside the Ferguson police station were just beginning to disperse. Dozens were sent scrambling following the sound of…

Police swarm home in St Louis suburb after ‘ambush’ of two officers – Reuters

Thursday, March 12, 2015

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest rally sparked an intense manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the center of a national debate over race and policing. U.S. President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the attack on the officers, who were treated at a local hospital and released, as a law…

US military helicopter crashes off northwest Florida; 11 ‘presumed dead’ – CNN

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

(CNN)Eleven U.S. military members were presumed dead Wednesday morning, according to a U.S. Defense official, after their Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed into water off the Florida Panhandle during a nighttime training mission. The helicopter, carrying seven Marines and four aircrew members, was reported missing during foggy conditions at about 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday, and searchers found debris around Okaloosa Island near Eglin Air Force Base at about…