The 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, will feature a flower encrusted Sikh float for the first time in the parade’s 126-year history.
The Washington Post reported today that Robert O’Neill, a 38-year-old Montana native and ex-SEAL, confirmed his involvement in SEAL Team Six’s May 2, 2011 raid on bin Laden in Pakistan. O’Neill, a 15-year SEAL veteran at the time of the operation, says he fired the shot that took down the al-Qaida founder.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has presented the nation’s highest military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue reading
A man sits at his desk in an empty classroom. Sunlight shines through the bars on the window. He is completely alone — there is no teacher, no other students and the chalkboard is impeccably clean. Still, the man is taking notes, it seems, and his ankle is shackled with a ball and chain.
This is the scene that Alfred Espinoza wants the world to see. That is, if they were to peek through his window and into his cell in a California state prison. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.
DENTON, Texas — An energy industry group has responded quickly after voters in a North Texas city approved a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, asking for an injunction to stop the measure from being enforced.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Nov. 11. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, Human Rights Watch reported that the Islamic State militant group tortured and abused Kurdish children in Northern Iraq. Some 150 teenage boys were kidnapped and then beaten and forced to watch beheading videos. Also, the Ukrainian government announced it is sending more troops to the eastern part of the country to defend key cities against pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading