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Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay RightsMariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro — and the niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves by voting "no" on a workers' rights bill, saying it didn't protect people with unconventional gender identities.

Fresh Clashes In Ferguson, Mo., As National Guard Arrives

Fresh Clashes In Ferguson, Mo., As National Guard ArrivesNational Guard troops moved in by Gov. Jay Nixon didn't get involved, and the officer in charge of security in Ferguson said police came under fire and were targeted by Molotov cocktails.

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School PostponedMembers of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would deploy troops to prevent violence in Ferguson.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step DownIraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that he will step down and endorse his nominated successor, state television says.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings.

West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola SpreadThe government in the West African nation of Guinea is denying reports that it has sealed its borders with neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7A day after a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members from the NATO-led coalition, another insider attack is making news.

Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In California

Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In CaliforniaStrong rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in Southern California on Sunday, killing one and stranding thousands.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’"Our water is safe." That's the word this morning from Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, who lifted a 3-day-old ban on using the city's water supply.

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security BillHouse GOP leaders pulled the plug on a $659 million bill to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America.
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