CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Defense attorneys for ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship rested their case Monday without calling any witnesses, a strategy in a criminal trial that experts say is rare, aggressive and risky.
Republican presidential candidates vowed on Monday to take a tougher approach toward Islamic State militants, with Jeb Bush saying a larger Middle East troop presence is needed and Donald Trump saying he would consider closing some mosques in the United States. The impact of Friday's attacks in Paris on the U.S. campaign for the November 2016 presidential election has been swift and powerful, with national security suddenly thrust back to the top of voter concerns. In a Reuters-Ipsos poll of 1,483 U.S. adults conducted after the attacks, 63 percent said a Paris-style assault could happen near them, and 60 percent said more should be done to counter Islamic State.
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans want the United States to intensify its assault on the Islamic State following the Paris attacks, but most remain opposed to sending troops to Iraq or Syria, where the militant group is based, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. After years of prolonged conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans appear reluctant to become embroiled in another war even as they push for more action. The poll - conducted over the weekend after the suicide bomb and shootings in Paris - also found that 63 percent of Americans were fearful that a Paris-style attack could happen near them, suggesting that national security could emerge as a theme in the campaign for the November 2016 presidential election.
A Philadelphia official is urging the city to find a use for wireless equipment that's been stored in a warehouse for over five years, but Mayor Michael Nutter's administration says the equipment is "essentially obsolete and outdated."
Hogan, 59, stunned the state in June only five months into office when he said he was diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Thank you for your support and keeping me #HoganStrong!" Hogan said in a Twitter feed. Hogan came to national attention in April when he sent National Guard troops into riot-hit Baltimore.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Secret Service officer charged with trying to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex made an initial appearance Monday in federal court, where he was told he could face 10 years in prison if convicted of trying to transfer obscene material to a minor.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grew by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.