Friday, February 27, 2015
The U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's Republican-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. Secretary of State John Kerry openly questioned Netanyahu's judgment on the issue.
The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest raised already high tensions Wednesday in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.
The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago.
Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, putting pressure on House Republicans to drop their insistence that any funding measure reverse President Barack Obama's orders easing immigration policies.
A 65-year-old retired teacher died early Wednesday, a day after suffering injuries when riot police cleared away protesters who tried blocking access to the airport in the resort city of Acapulco.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying the Republican-run Congress and wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.
A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.
Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto.