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US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia
The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins of conception
Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.
Russia and Syria sign deals worth $850 million to restore Syrian infrastructure
Syria and Russia have signed agreements worth 850 million euros to restore infrastructure in the Arab nation, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki as saying on Monday.
Iran unveils new main battle tank made from US and Chinese designs from the 1960s
Earlier this month, Iran unveiled a new main battle tank, the Tiam, that appears to be a mashup of Chinese and US tanks from the 1960s, The Diplomat reports.
Apple Forecasts Second Sales Drop as iPhone Woes Deepen
Apple Inc.'s streak of 51 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted sales growth is over -- and its expansion may not resume until late this year.
Former White House Adviser: Thanks to Israel, the US 'Dodged a Bullet in Syria'
The United States 'dodged a bullet in Syria... all courtesy of the Israelis,' former US Vice President Dick Cheney's national security adviser asserted on Monday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faces heat for UN resolution wavering
A set of Palestinian initiatives aimed at advancing policy through anti-Israel measures at international organizations, or using international forums, appear to be in disarray following a series of setbacks.
Saudi general: 'If Netanyahu accepts the Arab Peace Initiative, we'll open an embassy in Israel'
Comments by a well-connected former major-general in the Saudi military who said Tuesday that Riyadh would establish an embassy in Israel if it accepted the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative failed to elicit an official response from Jerusalem.
Fires break out across Israel as country is hit by heat wave
Fires were reported all across the country, including in the Western Galilee between the town of Shlomi and Kibbutz Matzuva and also in the city of Nahariya, where two trees burned down near residential buildings; in the Upper Galilee near Kibbutz Gadot; in Kibbutz Yizre'el near Afula; on Highway 1 connecting Jerusaelm and Tel Aviv, close to Kibbutz Gamzu, and also in the city of Jerusalem; next to the railway between Be'er Ya'akov and Lod, and additionally between Ramla and Kibbutz Na'an.
Inside the United States
Obama administration fails to screen Syrian refugees’ social media accounts
The Obama administration isn’t vetting the social media profiles of all Syrian refugees despite promises made last year after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, which exposed holes in the U.S. immigration screening process.
California Firearm Owners Brace For 'Gun-Megeddon'
The package of 10 gun control bills, which opponents are calling 'Gun-Megeddon,' has firearms owners fearful of losing their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens
Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Obama Admin Accused of Misleading Congress on Cash Release to Iran
The Obama administration faces accusations it has been misleading Congress about the amount and destination of sanctions relief being provided to Iran as part of last summer's nuclear agreement, according to lawmakers and congressional sources who expressed anger at the administration over a range of contradictory facts being offered about the payouts.
Study: Cost of U.S. Regulations Larger Than Germany's Economy
The cost of U.S. regulations is now larger than Germany's economy, amounting to a $4 trillion loss to the American economy, according to a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Children of Refugees Receive More Food Stamps, Cash Assistance Than Native-Born Children
Children born to refugees receive more government benefits like food stamps, cash assistance, and Supplemental Security Income than native-born children, according to a report from the Migration Policy Institute.
Trump declares himself ‘presumptive nominee’ after Northeast sweep
Donald Trump steamrolled the GOP field and swept all five Northeast primaries Tuesday night, putting even more distance between himself and his competitors for the party’s presidential nomination as he tries to win enough delegates to avoid a divisive convention fight.
Clinton wins in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut; Sanders takes Rhode Island
Hillary Clinton dominated the Northeast on Tuesday and racked up big primary wins in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland, leaving Democratic rival Sen. Bernard Sanders with just a consolation prize in Rhode Island and tightening her own grip on the Democratic nod.
Christian Baker Can Be Forced to Make Gay Wedding Cakes to Stay in Business, Colorado Supreme Court Says
Colorado's highest court declined to hear an appeal from a Christian baker who was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to service a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes employee banned from Florida public schools for promoting religious beliefs
An employee from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) was banned from Hillsborough County public schools after a 40-page complaint was issued against him by Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), a national atheist organization.
Billy Graham's Daughter: God Is Turning Away From America And Leaving Us To Our Sins
Commenting on the moral state of America and God's judgment on sinful nations, evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of pastor Billy Graham, said America is imploding 'morally and spiritually,' that God is removing His 'blessing and protection' from us, leaving us to our sins, and that this encroaching judgment is evident in the chaos of the political scene, the economy, and even the weather.
Europe will 'soon have more Muslims than Christians': Belgium warns against 'making an enemy of Islam' at Brussels attack
Muslims will soon outnumber Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister has claimed.
Noah's Ark replica could travel to Brazil this year
A massive replica of Noah's ark could travel from the Netherlands to Brazil this year.