Texas Officials Call for Additional Help as Wildfires Spread [VIDEO]
Forest service officials are calling on firefighters from outside agencies to help battle fast-moving wildfires in Texas. In the past week, the fires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]
Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week. Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said. Despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, the blaze has grown to
The World Trade Center Cross May Become a National Monument
Can a country of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Unitarians, Wiccans, Pagans, Native Americans, Agnostics and atheists view a cross as a national symbol? That’s the question New Yorkers will soon have to answer.
What Do Americans Think About Sacrificing Rights to Fight Terrorism After 9/11? [POLL]
The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on Americans. But even as the first responders climbed through the rubble in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, the country embarked on a “War on Terror.” With that war came years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention of terror suspects without charges or trial, enhanced interrogation techniques, extraordinary
Headgear Ban Sparks Scuffle with Muslim Women at NY Amusement Park [VIDEO]
A dispute over traditional Muslim headscarves turned violent earlier this week, prompting police to arrest 15 people at a New York amusement park.
Al Qaeda Losing Power, US Counterterrorism Chief Says
The White House has found the right formula to fight al Qaeda, Homeland Security and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said.
Britain’s Prince Harry to Train at US Military Bases This Fall
Prince Harry, or Capt. Harry Wales as he is known to his friends, will spend two months in America training on Apache helicopter gunships.
Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House Demonstration [VIDEO]
Daryl Hannah, who has acted in such films as ‘Splash,’ ‘Wall Street’ and the ‘Kill Bill’ series, was arrested on Tuesday for refusing to abandon a sit-in in front of the White House. Hannah was among more than 100 people detained by US Park Police while protesting the Keystone pipeline project. “We stand here today to just say no to slavery, to just say no to tar, sands, oil, and no to the Keyston
Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Begins, Despite FEMA Funding Concerns [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene may end up being one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in U.S. history. Industry experts currently put the storm’s damage at $7 billion to $10 billion; however, much of that destruction may not be covered by insurance because it was caused by flooding and not winds. Flooding is often excluded from standard insurance policies.
US Military Suffers Deadliest Month in Afghanistan in August with 66 Fatalities
August was officially the deadliest month for US troops fighting in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan.