Obama Appoints Special Envoy to Lead Hostage Recovery Efforts

James O’Brien will serve as the first Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs President Obama has filled a new position created to ensure the safe return of American hostages overseas. The White House announced Friday that James O’Brien will serve as the first Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. O’Brien’s appointment fulfills an executive order President Obama signed in late […]

French police officers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. A gunman prepared to open fire with an automatic weapon on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding several people before being subdued by passengers, officials said. (AP Photo/Binta)

Europe Will Increase Security Checks on Trains, French Government Says

The announcement comes in the wake of recent attack attempt on a French train (PARIS) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the checks would be carried out “everywhere it is necessary” but […]

Th Uber Technologies Inc. car service application (app) is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. For San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. which recently raised $1.2 billion of investors' financing at $17 billion valuation, New York is its biggest by revenue among the 150 cities in which it operates across 42 countries. The Hamptons are a pop-up market for high-end season weekends where the average trip is three time that of an average trip in New York City. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uber Hires Hackers to Secure Its Vehicles

They’ll work in the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab Remember those hackers who remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee from miles away last month? Uber just hired them. Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will work in Uber’s Pittsburgh offices, home to the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab, the New York Times reports. They’ll […]

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, leaves a news conference ahead of a rally at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. President Barack Obama's top business ambassador dismissed Trump's call for a wall along the Mexico border, saying the U.S. is focused instead on expanding business with one of its biggest trade partners. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Donald Trump Will ‘Make a Decision Very Soon’ on Third Party Bid

“I think a lot of people are going to be very happy,” said Trump (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday. “I think over the next couple of weeks you’re going to see some things that are very […]

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Chris Christie Wants to Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Saturday that he plans to track illegal immigrants in the same way that FedEx tracks its packages if he is elected president next year. Speaking at a campaign event in Laconia, N.H., the Republican presidential candidate said that he would ask the […]


Trump Suggests Top Clinton Adviser Shared Classified Secrets With Husband

Clinton campaign calls criticism of Huma Abedin “patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member” Donald Trump is adding a new figure to the list of people he considers a loser: longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin. During a Friday evening stop at a private picnic near Boston, the Republican White House hopeful and real estate mogul suggested that Abedin […]

Lebanese anti-government protesters carry Lebanese flags as they walk towards the government building, background, during a demonstration against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hundreds of people began gathering Saturday amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally that is expected to be the largest of protests that began last week. The government's failure to resolve the crisis has evolved into wider protests against a political class that has dominated Lebanon since the end of the country's civil war in 1990. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Thousands in Lebanon Protest Against Government

Demonstrations began last week over garbage piling up in the streets of Beirut (BEIRUT) — Thousands of people began gathering Saturday amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally to protest government corruption and the country’s dysfunctional political system. At least two or three armored personnel carriers were deployed around the prime minister’s office. A man over […]

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses during an interview in Hong Kong August 28, 2013. Founded in 2002, Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online dating website for married men and women, has over 20 million users in 30 regions all over the world. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTX13UKT

CEO Of Ashley Madison Parent Company Stepping Down

Avid Life Media chief exec Noel Biderman quits amid hacking scandal. A week after hackers first published stolen data from the infidelity website Ashley Madison, parent company Avid Life Media’s chief executive officer Noel Biderman has tendered his resignation. “Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28:  Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on August 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Most of the Democratic Presidential candidates including Clinton, Bernie Sanders , Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee are attending at the event. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Democratic Contenders Make Their Case to Party Leaders

Four of the five Democrats running for president spoke at the DNC summer meeting One candidate wants everyone to relax over those emails. A second is convinced he can start a political revolution. Another demands more debates. The other hopes you remember who he is. What began as an orderly quorum to rally Democrats for the 2016 general election spiraled […]

United States President Barack Obama addresses American University's School of International Service in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The speech focused on the Iran nuclear deal being debated in the US Congress. American University was chosen as the venue by the White House because it is where former US President John F. Kennedy made his famous "Pax Americana" speech on nuclear disarmament in 1963. President Obama's Iran Deal speech at AU falls on the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Credit: Pete Marovich / Pool via CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Pete Marovich/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

President Obama Compares U.S. and Israel Tensions to Family Feud

“Like all families, sometimes there are going to be disagreements” Controversial Heavy Water Plant Nears Completion In Iran (WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects improvements in ties between the longtime allies to come quickly after the accord is implemented. […]