Monday, May 2nd, 2016
  • U.S. in desperate bid to save Syria truce as Aleppo bombed

    US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was […]

  • Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

    On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. ... […]

  • CIA marks 5th anniversary of bin Laden’s death by ‘live-tweeting’ raid that killed him

    Agency reveals details about daring assault on al-Qaida leader’s compound on Twitter. […]

  • Raging fire destroys historic NYC church

    NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter. […]

  • Where they are now? Key players in the bin Laden raid

    Five years ago, United States special forces shot and killed Osama bin Laden, ending a manhunt that began in earnest after his Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes and flew them into buildings in New York and Washington in September 2001. Having originally come to office in the aftermath of global financial meltdown, Obama had put America back on track, extricated its forces from the "dumb war" in […]

  • Train derails in Washington, D.C.; leaks hazardous chemical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. […]

  • Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: report

    One of Saudi Arabia's most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported on Monday, citing an anonymous company official. Saudi Binladin Group confirmed to AFP that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers. The report in the Al-Watan newspaper is the latest alleging tens of thousands of layoffs, unpaid salaries and unrest by […]

  • Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates

    Bernie Sanders held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid, vowing to take his fight for the Democratic nomination to the superdelegates currently supporting frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “It’s a tough road to climb,” Sanders told reporters at the National Press Club, but “not an impossible” one. In a […]