Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Europe 04/18/19, 14:34

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Zaemskiy rejected an assertion this week by ...

Pelosi calls on Trump to take down his tweet of Omar video

Politics 04/14/19, 14:31

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump's retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take ...

Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11

Politics 04/12/19, 19:11

President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. The video pulls a snippet of Omar's speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations ...

Update: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Entertainment 04/07/19, 15:19

The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):9:10 p.m."Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards.Actress Sally Field, from left, actors Kyle Soller and Bill Pullman pose for photographers backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, ...

Deteriorating Sept. 11 memorial removed in Wisconsin

U.S. 04/04/19, 12:47

A memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is being torn down in Wisconsin after a failed fundraising effort to repair it.The memorial was donated to Green Bay in 2005 and featured a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York.The Green Bay Press-Gazette ...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence

Asia & Pacific 03/17/19, 06:29

The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot to his right and a rocket-propelled grenade ...

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden

Asia & Pacific 03/01/19, 18:50

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.There was no immediate explanation why the royal decree stripping his citizenship, signed in November, was only becoming public now. ...

Commemoration held at trade center site for 1993 bombing

U.S. 02/26/19, 14:25

A crowd has marked the anniversary of the 1993 bombing at the old World Trade Center that foreshadowed 9/11.A bell tolled at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza on Tuesday to mark the midday moment when a truck bomb exploded in an underground garage 26 years ago.Six people died, one of ...

Lawmakers, first responders sound alarm on 9/11 fund

Politics 02/25/19, 16:50

More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers and first responders are urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, surrounded by first responders, survivors and family members, said it is unconscionable that the September 11th Victim ...

Colorado Catholic dioceses submit to voluntary abuse review

U.S. 02/19/19, 19:28

A former federal prosecutor will review the sexual abuse files of Colorado's Roman Catholic dioceses, and the church has agreed to pay an unlimited amount of reparations to victims under a voluntary joint effort undertaken with the help of the state attorney general.The collaborative process announced Tuesday by Attorney General ...

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

U.S. 02/15/19, 16:48

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation" but stressed that awarding some funds ...

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

U.S. 01/16/19, 05:52

A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre (BEHR'-ee) are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that ...

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