Military seeks more time on transgender policy

U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that senior military leaders are expressing deep concerns that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the military is moving too quickly

Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage

It was an attack that echoed the carnage earlier this year at Brussels airport: Inciting panic and then taking lethal advantage, three suicide attackers unleashed a deadly tide of bullets and bombs at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, leaving 42 dead

North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism

North America's leaders are holding a summit in the Canadian capital, and they're confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism

Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

The Senate is edging closer to sending help for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, voting to move on legislation that could speed a financial recovery for the territory of 3.5 million Americans


Drug pusher deaths jump as Philippine leader takes office

The bodies of dozens of suspected drug peddlers have turned up in the Philippines in recent weeks, providing an eerie backdrop to the swearing-in on Thursday of Rodrigo Duterte, who has warned of a bloody presidency in his bid to eradicate crime

Man arrested for threatening US senators on Twitter

A federal judge has banned a Virginia man from using Twitter after he was charged with making threats to Republican senators and other members of Congress using the social media platform.

US gun ownership is now at a 30-year low

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

Missouri GOP governor candidate sells 'ISIS hunting permits'

GOP candidate for Missouri governor Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money

Six Honduran National Police officers charged in US drug case

Six Honduran National Police officers are charged with conspiring with the son of a former Honduran president to import drugs into the United States

Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention

Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the upcoming Republican National Convention

Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

Public confidence in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in the single digits in nearly half of the countries surveyed in a new poll that examines international attitudes toward the United States

Age to buy tobacco in Chicago increasing to 21 this week

The minimum age in Chicago for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products goes up to 21 at the end of the week

House Republicans fault U.S. military response to Benghazi

A report by the House Benghazi panel is faulting the military for its slow response sending resources to Benghazi, Libya, during deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. outpost, despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon...

41 dead in Istanbul airport attack blamed on Islamic State

A Turkish official says two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, wounding multiple people

Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs

Pakistani Muslim clerics approve transgender people's right to marry

Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a religious edict, affirming the rights of transgender people to marry.

Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

House Democrats have continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control, though this time it lasted less than two minutes

Voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana

California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot



Sell Lighthouse Inn to the highest bidder

The city is not good at vetting developers and their proposals.


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