US News  September 01, 2015
US Iran's 'No.1 enemy' despite nuclear deal: clerical leader
Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi (right) says IranThe United States remains Iran's "number one enemy" despite a recent nuclear deal with world powers, the chief of Tehran's top clerical body said Tuesday, Iranian media reported.The Assembly of Experts is among Iran's most influential institutions, comprising 86 elected clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, led by ultrac...  Full Story
Thousands of Clinton emails released, scores retroactively classified
Hillary Clinton, pictured on August 26, 2015, has been criticized for using a private server rather than an official government domain for all her emails during her time at the State DepartmentThe US State Department released over 4,000 more of the emails former secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server and revealed that some 150 others have been retroactively classified.Reporters and Clinton's rivals as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination began scouring 7,000 additional pages of messages from ...  Full Story
Ex-US special agent pleads guilty to taking $800k in Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has no central bank or government backing it, and is instead regulated by usersA former US Secret Service special agent pleaded guilty to taking more than $800,000 of electronic Bitcoin currency while investigating the "Silk Road" online black market, the Justice Department said.The "Silk Road" was a website where sometimes illegal transactions could be conducted secretly in Bitcoin. The site's creator was sentenced to life i...  Full Story
Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori out at US Open
Serena Williams serves to Vitalia Diatchenko during their US Open match in New York on August 31, 2015Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open.The world number one was a 6-0, 2-0 winner after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Diatchenko retired with a left foot injury, advancing Williams into...  Full Story
US detains 244 immigrants in four-day sting
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency operation has detained 244 people across southern California in a broad, four-day sweep of immigrants with criminal records staying in the country illegally At least 244 people were arrested across southern California in a broad, four-day sweep of immigrants with criminal records staying in the country illegally, US authorities said.The large operation, which ended Thursday, is the most successful of its kind in the region, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.Most of those detained -- 191 -- are o...  Full Story
Obama says world must speed climate change fight
Obama has just imposed strict standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, much to the chagrin of his Republican opponents in the US CongressUS President Barack Obama warns that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.Describing the "urgent and growing" threat that was not being addressed quickly enough, Obama sketched the problems already facing people living in one of America's last wilderness fronti...  Full Story
Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing
Deputy Darren Goforth, who was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range, is shown in a Harris County SheriffPresident Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range.Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against pe...  Full Story
Rubio hopes role as last happy Republican is path to victory
Senator Marco Rubio shakes hands as he leaves the Foreign Policy Initiative breakfast on August 14, 2015 in New YorkThe Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race are, by and large, not a very cheery bunch.Donald Trump has disparaged more people than King Lear, Chris Christie has reveled in verbally brawling with hecklers and Lindsey Graham appears perennially on the cusp of declaring war.On the campaign trail, each candidate has inveighed against the i...  Full Story