Around the World
Typhoon takes aim at Taiwan, China
Food, water, cots, generators and other federal emergency supplies were rushed Tuesday from Hawaii and Guam to help Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor blasted through the tiny U.S. island in the Western Pacific.
Iran stifling dissent over nuke deal, says snap-back of sanctions not possible
Iran is reining in critics of the nuclear deal it signed with world powers last month, and its president and foreign minister are arguing in its favor inside the country -- a sign that the formerly isolated regime is content with the accord and the resulting new trade opportunities with the West.
Islamic State Circulates Sex Slave Price List
A senior United Nations official says Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, and that the group's ongoing appeal and barbarity pose an unprecedented challenge.
Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture Yemen's largest military base
Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest military base from Houthi forces on Monday after heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, a pro-Hadi commander said.
Locust swarms plague southern Russia
Millions of locusts have descended on farmlands in southern Russia, devouring entire fields of crops and causing officials to declare a state of emergency in the region.
Russia resubmits claim for energy-rich Arctic shelf
Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests.
Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with officials from allies Iran and Russia that are expected to focus on efforts to end the civil war in his country.
'Stalemate': Size of ISIS forces unchanged despite year-long air campaign
A year-long U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State has failed to reduce the size of the terror army, and its fighters remain in control of key cities, raising concerns the war is at a 'stalemate.'
The Oil Crash Has Caused a $1.3 Trillion Wipeout
It's the oil crash few saw coming, and few have been spared as it erased $1.3 trillion, the equivalent of Mexico's annual GDP, in little more than a year.
Obama: If Congress kills Iran deal, rockets will fall on Tel Aviv
If the US Congress shoots down the Iranian nuclear deal, America will eventually be pressured into a military strike against Tehran's nuclear facilities, which will in turn increase terror against Israel, US President Barack Obama told Jewish leaders Tuesday, a source who was present at the meeting said.
Netanyahu: Iran building ICBMs ?to hit U.S.?
Iran intends to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles to ultimately strike the United States and not Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a live webcast addressing the U.S. Jewish community Tuesday.
Sources: Hamas focusing on terror attacks from West Bank after high casualties in Gaza war
Hamas will not return to open war with Israel until it obtains anti-aircraft missiles to prevent IAF attacks on its positions, London-based, Arabic-language daily Al Hayat quoted sources in Gaza as saying on Tuesday.
Israeli Preemptive Action, Western Reaction
The Obama administration seems peeved that almost everyone in Israel, left and right, has no use for the present Iranian-American deal to thwart Iran's efforts to get the bomb.
Movement in UN Security Council to End Israeli Presence in West Bank
Palestinian Authority welcomed French efforts to lead an international group aiming remove Israelis from the West Bank and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Al-Jazeera reported on Monday.
Inside the United States
Planned Parenthood official: Abortion procedures, prices altered to meet demand
A Planned Parenthood executive admits in an undercover video that her doctors alter abortion procedures and she manipulates prices to accommodate specific fetal tissue harvesting requests -- including delivering fully intact fetuses -- though doing so may violate federal law.
White House rejects new GOP call to disclose 'secret' Iran nuke agreements
The White House said Tuesday the administration has given Congress all available documents on the Iran nuclear deal, brushing aside renewed calls from Republican lawmakers for text of 'secret' side deals between Tehran and the United Nations.
FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail setup
The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials.
FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming
An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them.
Secretive Meetings, 'Collusion' Between EPA, Activists on Climate Change Regs
Environmental activists working to influence the Obama administration's sweeping new carbon regulations have colluded for years with officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a report released Tuesday by the Republican majority of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
California could allow more felons to vote, in major shift
California election officials are reversing a policy that prevents 45,523f7c felons from casting ballots, placing the state in the forefront of a movement to boost voting rights for ex-criminals.
Moody's says Puerto Rico has defaulted
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank announced Monday that it was only able to make a partial payment on its Public Finance Corporation (PFC) debt service due over the weekend.
3 top Jewish House Dems come out against Iran deal
Three top Jewish Democrats in the US House of representatives came out in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
Feds answer Baltimore's SOS on violence
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.
Christian Persecution Spurs Charity, Calls for More Asylum
A Syrian archbishop said the United States' reluctance to offer asylum to persecuted Christians is 'unjust' and appealed for help withstanding Islamic militants fighting to root out their faith.
N Korea Accused of Forcing Detained Pastor to Make False Confession
A group of pastors who worked closely with Lim Hyeon-soo, a Korean-Canadian pastor who confessed to attempting to overthrow North Korea, claim the detained pastor made a false confession against his will.