Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis.

Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38-31 ...

Compound suspects built in tiny off-the-grid community

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - They arrived at the start of winter to set up makeshift living quarters on the high-desert plains of northern New Mexico, amid a tiny community of off-the-grid homes on 10-acre lots.

For a time, the newcomers appeared to adapt to life 10 miles (16 kilometers) from ...

Border Patrol seizes 174 pounds of marijuana in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds (79 kilograms) of marijuana from the trunk of a car.

The agency said Wednesday that officers conducting a second inspection at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint on Tuesday night found the ...

For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship - at least temporarily.

A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in ...

History shared but unreconciled in city’s Confederate statue

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment.

Tuskegee Institute, founded to ...

Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

TOKYO (AP) - Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the first United Nations chief to visit Nagasaki, said fears of nuclear war ...

GOP’s Special Election Wins Counter Media Spin

Adele Malpass, RealClearPolitics
The media narrative from Tuesday night's special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District is that even a loss is good news for Democrats. What's been under-reported is that Republicans won the vast majority of the 11 special elections for U.S. House and Senate seats held since the 2016 election.

Don’t Let Big Tech Become Big Brother

Mark Penn, The Hill
Big tech has made a big mistake. Swept up in a wave of political correctness and the fallout from the Russia investigation, many of the largest online platforms have embarked upon a fruitless adventure in censorship that can only further divide rather than unite the nation.

Trump not doing enough to expand his appeal beyond core base, analysts say

Divisions in President Trump's base have emerged as a warning sign in the mid-term elections, even as the president can rightfully claim a near-perfect record of endorsing GOP candidates.

Mr. Trump is drawing enthusiastic, overflow crowds at campaign rallies across the country — three of them last week alone. The ...

It’s time to vet the Democrats looking to ride the wave


The mid-term elections are now less than 13 weeks away and the stakes are high. If Democrats retake Congress, they will launch unending investigations with subpoena power, consider articles of impeachment in the first 90 days and shut down President Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years.

Democrats ...

Barack Obama, Michelle on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

In keeping with an old tradition, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have returned to their customary summer retreat. The couple are visiting Martha's Vineyard and have been quietly enjoying themselves on the low-key and picturesque island — likely to stay until the end of August according to the ...

California anti-Trump protester gets probation for assault

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a Northern California political rally.

Eric Clanton's attorney Daniel Siegel said the 29-year-old agreed to the plea deal Wednesday in Alameda ...