House speaker: Hillary Clinton should hand over private email server
Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should "come clean" and turn over her private email server to the State Department's inspector general. At least four emails from the account used by Clinton while she was secretary of state contained classified information, according to a government watchdog. Clinton has said she did not send or receive any secret information using that account, but Boehner cast doubt on this.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:08:33 -0400
White House says Snowden should 'come home, be judged'
The White House rejected a call Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets. The US administration re-iterated its tough stance against the exiled fugitive, whom supporters regard as a whistleblower, in response to a petition on the White House website signed by more than 167,000 people. "If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and -- importantly -- accept the consequences of his actions," she wrote.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:02:45 -0400
Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:01:56 -0400
Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:01:51 -0400
NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal safety investigators say the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:59:12 -0400
NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:58:03 -0400
Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:57:22 -0400
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