Category Archives: U.S.A.

US successfully tests NATO missile defenses off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military says it has shot down a missile off Hawaii in a test of a missile defense system designed to protect NATO forces in Europe…

New Jersey man admits conspiring to back Islamic State group

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man admitted to planning to travel to Syria so he could join the Islamic State group & to discussing homemade bombs…

Lawyer seeks speedy trial for billionaire in UN case

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer for a Chinese billionaire arrested in a United Nations bribery scandal says his client needs a speedy trial because his businesses are being…

Muslim proposal prompts calls to ban Trump from UK, Israel

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli politicians & more than 250,000 Britons urged their governments on Wednesday to bar Donald Trump from their countries after the Republican presidential front-runner…

Obama: Israeli-Palestinian peace elusive, but must still try

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on the United States on Tuesday to keep working toward Mideast peace despite slim chances for near-term success. Sitting down with Israeli President…

California shooters discussed martyrdom before meeting – FBI

By Julia Harte & Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A couple who massacred 14 people at a California holiday party were discussing martyrdom online a year before they met in…

Inquiry launched into U.S. ambassador's comments on Thai royal insult law

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre & Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police launched an inquiry on Wednesday into criticism by the U.S. ambassador of a royal insult law, just a…

Tech stocks lead a broad decline in the US market

NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in technology shares on Wednesday helped turn early gains in U.S. stock indexes into losses across industries, extending the market's losing streak to a…

Protests as Chicago mayor apologizes for police shooting

Protesters hit the streets of Chicago on Wednesday demanding the resignation of the city's mayor after he apologized & took responsibility for the fatal police shooting of a black teenager….

California shooters borrowed $28,000 before attack – source

By Dan Whitcomb & Edward McAllister SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) – A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act…