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(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is not confirming reports that the U.S. military is considering making emergency airdrops to Iraqis who are trapped atop a mountain. Thousands of Iraqis got stranded after fleeing a violent surge by ISIS militants in...
(Washington, DC) -- One in every four American families is still feeling the pinch from the Great Recession. A new Federal Reserve report released today shows a quarter of the U.S. residents polled are struggling with the lingering effects of the 2007-2009 economic crisis. The...
(Washington, DC) -- A bill reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is in the books. President Obama signed the VA legislation Thursday at the Fort Belvoir Army base in Northern Virginia. He said all veterans should have access to the care they have earned and deserve...
(Undated) -- Bank of America will reportedly pay 17-billion dollars to settle claims over its sale of toxic securities that helped prompt an economic meltdown. The settlement still needs to be finalized, but would be the biggest the Justice Department has ever imposed over...
(Undated) -- Weird Al fans want to see the comedy singer perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. A petition calling for the NFL to consider Weird Al for next year's game is taking off on Change.org. About 20-thousand people have pledged their online support for the idea.
(Las Vegas, NV) -- Hackers are successfully targeting spy agencies. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab say they have uncovered a cyber espionage operation that managed to penetrate two intelligence agencies along with hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the...
(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit. Kerry is trying to ease political tensions in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election. It is also the first visit by a top member of the Obama administration since this week's...
(Undated) -- Mediators are working hard to extend the three-day Gaza ceasefire that's winding down. Israel says it's ready to agree to an extension. But Hamas wants the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Gaza lifted. The militant Palestinian group also wants Israel to release Hamas...
(New York, NY) -- The double-decker bus driver accused of being impaired in a Times Square crash says he's innocent. Gray Line driver William Dalambert of Irvington, New Jersey was released from jail last night as prosecutors weigh their next move. Police say Dalambert failed a...