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Somali militant leader, others killed in US drone strike

July 17, 2015 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A senior commander and other members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in southwestern Somalia, Somali and U.S. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, July 17

July 17, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Train derails, leaking crude

July 17, 2015 CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana and at least two of them were leaking crude, authorities said. Some area homes were evacuated. more »»

Coal pit collapse kills 5 miners

July 17, 2015 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly... more »»

Court: man can’t recover cash

July 17, 2015 BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The state appeals court says Calhoun County can keep $11,400, a gun and a camera seized from a car, although the owner wasn’t charged with a drug crime. more »»

Ford temprorily halts Edge sales

July 17, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Ford is temporarily halting sales of some Edge SUVs because water can leak inside and cause damage. Ford began producing the new Edge in Februar. more »»

Oldest vet to meet Obama

July 17, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran will soon be making a trip to Washington that includes a scheduled meeting with President Barack Obam. more »»

Race hustlers want Civil War to continue

July 16, 2015 In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. more »»

Bill Cosby, public moralist, silenced

July 15, 2015 You might have missed the irony. If so, it would be easy to understand. more »»

Trump, Sanders shake up expected party narratives

July 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — A 2016 presidential longshot in each party contest — Donald Trump in the Republican and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic — is currently applying pressures on the other candidates, but i... more »»

Dear Texas: What are you afraid of now?

July 14, 2015 Well, there you go again, Texas, making me wish we still had your Molly Ivins around to make sense of you. more »»

Declining media credibility results in bad leaders

July 14, 2015 In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me. more »»

Clinton problem: truth estrangement

July 13, 2015 Hillary Clinton lies. This is a widely acknowledged fact among people who pay attention and aren’t on her payroll. more »»

Preening Trump card blocks serious political discourse

July 13, 2015 President Obama seems on the verge of the most abject diplomatic capitulation in American history — to Iran, our bitterest enemy — and Republicans are arguing about Donald Trump? The prospect of a... more »»

Deploying the 7 Cs to build resilience in children

July 11, 2015 One of the best ways to help our children become a successful, capable, happy human being is to teach resilience. Parents are role models for their children. more »»

Kids locked up for failing to meet with dad released

July 11, 2015 PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday released three siblings who have spent two weeks in juvenile detention for refusing to meet with their estranged fathe. more »»

Military-industrial-Congressional complex

July 11, 2015 President Obama is said to be considering an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. He should sign it immediately. more »»

What (little) you see of Clinton is what you’ll get

July 11, 2015 It says something about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign that it was big news that she submitted herself to an interview with a cable news journalist. more »»

Sanders, socialists ignore how government oppresses poor

July 11, 2015 Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. more »»

Beware, voters: Thrill rides also scary

July 10, 2015 Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes. more »»



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