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  • Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote, making it almost certain that he will not step aside but extend his rule after 25 years in power. The 70-year-...
  • Hastert recalls Sept. 11 evacuation of the Capitol

    The smoke he saw drifting across the National Mall on Sept. 11, 2001, while sitting behind his desk at the Capitol left a lasting impression onformer Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. "I couldn't look at that window the next five years without thinking about...
  • No breakthrough as Hong Kong officials open talks with students

    Government officials in Hong Kong opened talks Tuesday with student leaders of pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more than three weeks, but the discussions produced no major breakthrough. The...
  • Colorful and influential GOP leader Tom Slade dies

    Colorful and influential GOP leader Tom Slade dies
    Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure. The colorful Slade, a mix of Southern charm...
  • Why isn't Israel joining the fight against ISIS?

    Why isn't Israel joining the fight against ISIS?
    President Barack Obama's ISIS war plan includes seeking support from Arab nations and others in the battle in Iraq and Syria, but why is Israel sitting the war out when both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and our government have proclaimed Israel to be...
  • Mikulski to hold hearing on Ebola funding

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Monday the panel will hold a hearing on fighting the spread of Ebola — the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional funding to deal with...
  • Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly

    Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly
    Science is knowledge based on facts derived from observation and experimentation. At least that's what the so-called "scientists" and "dictionaries" and "people throughout history" want you to believe. I, however, have it on good authority from...
  • Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water

    Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water
    The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5. "Congress Created Dust Bowl." "Stop the Politicians' Water Crisis." "No Water No Jobs." They dot the...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
  • Report says U.S. may OK more centrifuges in Iran nuclear talks

    The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency. The Mehr news agency also...
  • Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy

    Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with 34 years of experience as a lawmaker representing Central Florida, faces Democratic newcomer and former Navy serviceman Michael McKenna, who thinks Washington needs fresh energy, especially for military matters. Webster,...