Helicopter carrying oil workers crashes in western Norway

A helicopter carrying 13 people from an offshore oil field has crashed near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, sparking a rescue operation

Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he's investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct

Airstrike destroys Syrian hospital amid fears of 'catastrophic' turn in fighting

An onslaught of airstrikes in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo has killed scores and destroyed a hospital supported by international aid groups, activists and humanitarian workers said Thursday.

Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote

The House Armed Services Committee took a big and unexpected step toward making women register for the draft as a handful of Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday night to back a measure whose own sponsor hoped would fail.


Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Three people closely tied to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters

Abroad, some see Trump as danger, others as mystery

He's become one of the most closely scrutinized people on earth, but nobody really knows what a President Donald Trump would mean for world at large, foreign officials and analysts admit

Senators unveil Veterans First Act amid VA scandals

“Almost every morning there’s a story on the news about some other failure at a VA hospital,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee.

North Korea fails again to launch missile, sources say

In New York, the U.N. Security Council held a briefing at the request of the United States to discuss the launches.

Poll: Muslim world sharply divided on Quran’s influence on government law

As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.

Biden makes unannounced trip to Iraq, his first since 2011

The vice president's trip, which was kept secret prior to his arrival, coincided with a tumultuous moment for Iraq and its prime minister, who is battling to hold on to his office amid a political crisis, a weakened economy and a grinding war...

Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a province-wide investigation into internet child porn

'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

A senior U.S. official says about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people

Senate committee OKs millions to aid Flint in water crisis

A Senate committee has approved a $220 million aid package for Flint, Michigan, as the city struggles to deal with a water crisis and public health emergency from lead-contaminated pipes

Military files new criminal charges against ex-Naval Academy teacher in sexual misconduct case

If convicted of lying under oath, Marine Maj. Mark Thompson could face up to five years in prison, dismissal from the service and a total loss of his retirement benefits.

Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

After Oklahoma's highest court dismissed a criminal charge against a 17-year-old boy accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex, outraged lawmakers have vowed to fix an apparent loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law

Sanders is biggest spender of 2016 so far, generating millions for consultants

The small-dollar fundraising juggernaut that has kept Bernie Sanders's insurgent White House bid afloat far longer than anticipated has generated another unexpected impact: a financial windfall for his team of Washington consultants.

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

An official says investigators are looking into whether a doctor was prescribing drugs to Prince in the days and weeks before he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis



The Republican ascent

The party makeup of the region's legislative delegation has changed very quickly.


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