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Mother of killed son urges peace amid unrest in Anaheim

On Wednesday, the mother of a man who was shot to death by police officers pleaded for peace after the shooting sparked days of unrest in Anaheim, California. “To the public, to the citizens of Ana drive, we want to thank you all for your support,” Genevieve Huizar said. “We…

‘Anglo-Saxon’ comment hangs over Romney in Britain

WASHINGTON — The start of Mitt Romney’s foreign tour was overshadowed Wednesday by a reported remark by an aide that President Barack Obama doesn’t understand the “Anglo-Saxon heritage” shared by Britain and the United States. The Republican White House hopeful’s campaign scrambled to deny that one of its operatives had…

Fighter jet scrambled after plane enters Olympic no-fly zone

LONDON — Britain scrambled a Royal Air Force Typhoon jet on Wednesday after a commercial airliner entered restricted airspace put in place for the London Olympics, the Ministry of Defence said. The RAF jet was launched after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane. But contact was soon re-established…

Romney jets in for London Olympics

LONDON — US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney arrived in Britain on Wednesday for a three-day trip which will take in the London Olympic Games opening ceremony and a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. Republican governor Romney and his wife Ann arrived early Wednesday, his press officer confirmed, as final…

U.S. slams deteriorating human rights in China

WASHINGTON — US officials and lawmakers took aim at China Wednesday, saying human rights were deteriorating in the communist-run nation as Chinese leaders move to quash even the slightest sign of dissent. “The overall situation of human rights in China continues to deteriorate,” said Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state…

Theater shooter James Holmes sent warning package to psychiatrist: report

AURORA, Colorado — Alleged Colorado shooter James Holmes reportedly sent a warning package to a psychiatrist at his former university more than a week before massacring people at a cinema. The parcel appeared to have arrived at the University of Colorado on July 12 but sat opened until after the…

Obama campaign accuses Romney of ‘Cold War mentality’

President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is highlighting recent comments made by Mitt Romney’s top foreign policy advisor, claiming it is evidence of the Republican candidate’s “Cold War mentality.” During a forum at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, Romney’s senior foreign policy advisor Richard Williamson said that Syria was strategically important…

Top general urges officials to trim, re-think U.S. nuclear arsenal

The U.S. nuclear arsenal is too big, too expensive, out of date and desperately needs to be re-thought, according to retired Marine General James Cartwright and retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Pickering and Cartwright met with the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on Wednesday in a hearing…

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS faces third FEC complaint

A third complaint has been filed with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Crossroads GPS, a group co-founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has been unlawfully hiding its donors from the public by masquerading as a “social welfare” organization. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed the complaint…

House overwhelmingly approves Ron Paul’s Fed audit despite ‘nightmare’ prediction

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for a piece of legislation Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has been pushing for more than a decade, calling for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the nation’s central bank, despite the Federal Reserve chairman’s warning that such action could produce…

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