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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian RebelsThe final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks with their leaders — Reps. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi — who strongly backed the measure.

Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern UkraineA cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is looking increasingly fragile amid renewed shelling in some areas.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election BidToronto's scandal-prone Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid.

Boehner: House GOP ‘Ready To Work With The President’

Boehner: House GOP ‘Ready To Work With The President’Boehner says "we ought to give the president what he's asking for."

Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, GunsMissouri's Republican-led Legislature overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon to push through measures expanding gun rights and mandating a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.

Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West

Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To WestRussia has begun development of new nuclear weapons.

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic State

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic StateSecretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq for talks on the crisis with the newly installed government in Baghdad.

In A Los Angeles Suburb, The Hunt Is On For An Albino Cobra

In A Los Angeles Suburb, The Hunt Is On For An Albino CobraA pretty terrifying drama is unfolding in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks: An albino cobra is on the loose and authorities say it may have already bitten a dog.

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds La.’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds La.’s Ban On Gay MarriageBucking a long judicial trend, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Louisiana's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department InvestigationThe U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.