Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-rid ...more

AP News - 12 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.A tearful Kristin Davis apologize ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday.The Seattle-based company said it regularly ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant.The decision is a blow to three Philadelphia brothers charged in a series of p ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesda ...more

Reuters News - 30 mins ago

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took steps on Wednesday to improve the U.S. military healthcare system after a review concluded that some patients had to wait too long to see a doctor and others receive ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.Pre ...more

Reuters News - 36 mins ago

(Reuters) - New Jersey investigators have determined that a weekend fire in the home where a New Jersey hospital chief executive and his wife were found dead was arson, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said on Wednesday. The blaze was ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. ...more

Reuters News - 41 mins ago

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new mobile operating system iOS8 is causing significant issues for some users who connect their phones to cars via Bluetooth, reports Apple news blog MacRumors, citing reports on Apple's Support forums and its own user forums. ...more