Al-Qaida-linked rebels attack Christian village

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) Syrian anti-regime activists say government troops and al-Qaida-linked rebels are fighting over a regime-held Christian village for a second day. The director of the Britain-based Observatory for more…

Video: Syrian rebels execute 7 soldiers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK TIMES) The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men. The prisoners, seven in all, were more…

Bankruptcy ruling is blow to CalPERS

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) Over objections from CalPERS, a judge last week declared that the city of San Bernardino is eligible for bankruptcy, paving the way for a historic showdown more…

State Dept. knew, ignored Benghazi risks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Hotair) The State Department has a long-standing policy of waiving security requirements in dangerous areas, as well as ignoring threat assessments, a new report on the Benghazi terror more…

Boston mayor: Sorry I said I'd blow up Detroit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Newser) Detroit's a little touchy these days, as Boston Mayor Tom Menino has found out. Menino apologized yesterday for his "poor choice of words" while offering a little more…

Congressman thinks he can stop Syria war

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Atlantic) A "conscience vote": That's the congressional euphemism for an issue on which partisan loyalties are so scrambled that lawmakers must make up their own minds. Both more…

Boehner nixes meeting with Russian delegation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) House Speaker John Boehner turned down a request from Russian diplomats who hope to directly lobby the U.S. Congress and undercut President Barack Obama on Syria. "The more…