WHITE HOUSE—Despite calls from victims’ families, the White House says President Barack Obama likely would not sign legislation that could allow countries like Saudi Arabia to be sued for any role officials may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. “The whole notion of sovereign immunity is at stake. And […]
WHITE HOUSE—A day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State militant group should not be defined as one between America and Islam, the White House is reinforcing that message, while urging Muslim-Americans in the United States to do their part. “We would like to see leaders in the Muslim community stand […]
WHITE HOUSE—For an American president who came into office with a promise to end U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the announcement to slow the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was likely not an easy one. “I do not support the idea of endless war,” President Barack Obama said. “I repeatedly argued against marching into […]
A woman convicted for the 1997 murder of her husband has been executed in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, despite a flurry of last-minute legal maneuvers and a personal appeal by Pope Francis to spare her life. Kelly Gissendaner died by lethal injection early Wednesday morning at prison facility outside the capital city, Atlanta. […]
UNITED NATIONS—President Barack Obama is making the case for diplomacy and collective action – highlighting U.S.-led efforts in the Middle East – as he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. A White House official said Obama will point to the recently completed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran as an example of […]
FORT YATES, NORTH DAKOTA—One evening a week, young and old gather in Michael Moore’s classroom in Fort Yates, North Dakota, to learn Lakota — the language of their Sioux tribal ancestors. For many of the students here at Sitting Bull College, it’s a tongue their great grandparents spoke fluently at home. But that changed in […]
NEW DELHI â€” In the Indian capital, a judge has sentenced four men to death in connection with the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman late last year.
NEW DELHI â€” A fast-track court in the Indian capital has found four men guilty in last yearâ€™s brutal gang rape and killing of a young woman that rocked the country and sparked massive demonstrations.