• China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army

    China's leader announced the cuts at the start of a huge parade marking Japan's WWII defeat. […]

  • ‘Relentless’ writer on bin Laden raid mistake, deadly ‘Xbox’

    To find out how the difference between a chain-link fence and a stone wall nearly spelled disaster for the Americans carrying out the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, pick up “Relentless: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command.&rdquo […]

  • GOP reportedly seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. […]

  • Kentucky clerk seeks same-sex marriage license reprieve

    A county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a day before she goes to court to face contempt charges. Kim Davis, the elected Rowan County clerk, says her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian stop her from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples despite a U.S. […]

  • Australia under fire for lobbying on California kangaroo trade

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is under fire for lobbying the California legislature to stop a ban on the sale of kangaroo products in the U.S. state, a restriction the industry argues would cripple exports of the marsupials' meat and leather. The California senate will vote on Thursday on a bill to extend a moratorium indefinitely on the sale of kangaroo products […]

  • Obama's Arctic adventure ends with sinking village, fish spawn

    By Roberta Rampton KOTZEBUE, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans. Crossing the Arctic Circle, Air Force One flew over Kivalina, pop. Obama said Kivalina is a harbinger of hardships other parts of the country […]

  • Kentucky clerk unlikely star in fight against gay marriage

    Fans of Kim Davis have rallied around the Kentucky clerk while foes have lined up in protest since she touted her religious beliefs in defiance of a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. From the overwhelmed florist in Morehead, Kentucky, delivering bouquets to her nearby office, to a fellow county clerk biking across the state to show solidarity, to a Republican presidential candidate […]