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U.S. Senate Passes Terrorism Insurance Bill
The Senate on Thursday overwhelming passed a measure to reauthorize the lapsed Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, one day after the House easily cleared the measure to reinstate the federally backed insurance safeguard against terrorism attacks.
Eleven Earthquakes in North Texas Over the Past 27 hours
North Texas has been rattled by 11 earthquakes in just over one day. The latest one took place just before 10:00 a.m. and measured 2.7 in magnitude. Another quake about 90 minutes earlier registered in at a 2.6 in magnitude.
Supreme Court is set to meet on Gay Marriage Issue
Gay couples began marrying in Miami on Monday, kicking off a pivotal week when the Supreme Court will have a chance to consider whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry or whether states may limit marriage to a man and a woman.
Boehner Escapes Defeat, Reelected House Speaker
Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues.
Congress Returns With Eyes on Iran and the Palestinian Authority
Punishments appear to be in store for Iran and the Palestinian Authority this week, as Republicans take the reins of Congress.
FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed to Spy on Cell Phone Calls In Public
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking the position that court warrants are not required when deploying cell-site simulators in public places. Nicknamed "stingrays," the devices are decoy cell towers that capture locations and identities of mobile phone users and can intercept calls and texts.
Obama says Executive Order on Immigration Legally Justified by Congress' Inaction
President Obama on Sunday said Congress' failure to approve immigration legislation served as legal justification for his executive order legalizing 4.1 million undocumented immigrants, the Washington Examiner reported.
Republicans wins Senate, controls Congress
Republicans won a Senate majority late Tuesday, ensuring they will be in complete control of Capitol Hill when the new Congress convenes in January.
Obama Considers Cutting Deportations
The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person's family ties to others in the country.
Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola in New York City
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city.
Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right
President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
Senate Banking Leaders Question Regulators on Cybersecurity of Banks
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee are asking financial regulators what they're doing to ensure the safety of banks targeted for cybercrimes, raising the pressure to respond to recent breaches that include a high-profile attack on JPMorgan Chase and other banks that might have been an act of international aggression, the Washington Examiner reported.
Dow Down for the Year as Sell-Off Continues
Stocks ended a bloody, turbulent week with a broad-based slump Friday, sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq to its worst weekly losses in 30 months and eviscerating what remained of the Dow Jones industrial average's 2014 gains.
Spread of Ebola Could Affect 1.4 Million People by Year's End
The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University, the U.S. Department of Defense reported.
Supreme Court Denies Same-Sex Marriage Appeals
The Supreme Court made history Monday, with a nondecision that effectively moved the country much closer to the day when legal gay marriage is the law of the land.
CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in U.S.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday's official determination makes the patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.
Eric Holder resigns as attorney general
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black attorney general, will announce his resignation Thursday, ending a turbulent, six-year tenure in which his office addressed major issues, from banking scandals and terrorism to civil-rights cases.
Islamic State Jihadists 'Have Returned to America', U.S. Officials Say
The FBI is monitoring a number of US citizens who have returned to America after fighting for the jihadist groups in Syria, including the Islamic State (Isil), the US has confirmed for the first time.
Obama To Deploy 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola
President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
National Facial Recognition System is Operational, FBI Announces
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fully rolled out a new biometric identification system that includes facial recognition technology.
Full Text of President Obama's ISIL Speech
President Barack Obama addressed the country last night promising to destroy the jihadist group known as the Islamic State.
Obama Authorized Expansion of Military Campaign Against Islamic State
President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq. But he sought to dispel fears that the United States was embarking on a repeat of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Flooding Hits Phoenix As Region Deals With Wettest Day on Record
hoenix beat a 75-year mark on Monday and slogged through its wettest day on record — a 3-inch downpour that flooded roads, stranded drivers, closed schools, knocked out power for thousands of people, and left at least two people dead. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared a statewide emergency, and flood watches were in effect for parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado as the remnants of Hurricane Norbert mixed with moisture already in the atmosphere.
Obama: U.S. Military to Provide Resources to battle Ebola epidemic in Africa
President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.
Feds' Bulletin Warns of Terrorist Threat on Border
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
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