Fixing Detroit blight to cost $850 million

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DETROIT NEWS) — The city’s Blight Task Force says it will cost $850 million and up to five years to remove the 84,641 Detroit properties that are blighted. That more…

Obama to order training for Syria rebels

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WALL STREET JOURNAL) WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is close to authorizing a mission led by the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and more…

Families find new ways to honor fallen heroes

by Andrea Shea King -- God, family, country An abundance of Memorial Day tributes appeared across the Internet on social media sites this past weekend. For example this, one of a series that more…

Look who's bashing U.S. over spying

by Bob Unruh -- Revelations of U.S. operations to monitor phone conversations, text messages and Internet data around the globe already have shocked Americans and Europeans. Now the Chinese are voicing their more…

Congressman: VA scandal is an 'emergency'

by Greg Corombos -- Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., says the legacy of bureaucratic mismanagement at the Veterans Administration runs long and deep, something he says he knows about not only as a more…

VA hands out millions in bonuses since 2011

by Alana Cook -- WASHINGTON – More than 12,000 Veterans Administration employees in several states have received nearly $9 million in bonuses since 2011, according to a government watchdog group. To add more…

Source: Pope takes action on secret archives

by Aaron Klein -- JERUSALEM – Pope Francis nixed a plan to open secret Vatican archive files relevant to the Holocaust following pressure from Germany and France, an informed Western diplomat based more…