BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex …

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LEMOORE, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified. The pilot was Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, the Navy said Sunday. Image source: Facebook Poloski was the subject of a 36-hour search in the waters off the …

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TheBlaze posted a story earlier this week about a speech Republican Sen. Ted Cruz gave at a Middle Eastern Christians event in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (Image source: AP/Tony Gutierrez) The crowd seemingly started to turn on Cruz when he suggested that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Individuals in the …

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PARIS (TheBlaze/AP) — Iraq’s president said it’s “not necessary” that Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia participate in airstrikes against the Islamic State group. President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the …

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (TheBlaze/AP) — Six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, police said, adding that the suspects remain at large Family members and friends were outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one family member and the suspects began arguing. Moments later …

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NAMPA, Idaho (TheBlaze/AP) — Police in Nampa say they’re on the lookout for a 9-foot Colombian boa constrictor named Trinity. The big snake last was seen around 4 p.m. Friday before it escaped from its cage. A photo of Trinity. (Image source: Nampa police) One fact to note: Trinity hasn’t dined in three weeks, the …

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The brother of David Haines, the latest hostage of Islamic State militants to die in a videotaped beheading, offered a measured statement to the world with one important message: Don’t blame Islam. David Haines before his videotaped beheading. (Image source: CNN via YouTube) “The Muslim faith isn’t to blame for ISIL, nor is it the …

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Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week’s Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to “think very carefully about the future.” The queen addresses Parliament in June. (Image source: YouTube) But the popular monarch didn’t indicate a preference on how Scots …

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Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — With speculation on a White House run in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton …

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Freed from the constraints of serving as the White House Press Secretary for the Obama administration, Jay Carney served up conventional wisdom bluntly Sunday morning: November’s midterm elections will probably bring Democrats some pain. Speaking candidly on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Carney stated: It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by …

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. triumphed over Marcos Maidana Saturday night, throwing fewer punches yet landing more of them and ultimately earning the judges’ unanimous decision — and welterweight and junior middleweight world titles — in Las Vegas. But he earned more than a victory and titles — a lot more. As ESPN noted, Mayweather raked in …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters. A still from “No Good Deed.” (Image via YouTube) According to studio estimates Sunday, the Sony thriller “No Good Deed,” which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box …

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It’s the dream of many high school girls: winning a homecoming crown. But for 16-year-old Scarlett Lenh, the dream came true only a few weeks after the teen started wearing girl’s clothing to school, KUSA-TV reported. Scarlett Lenh. (Image via KUSA-TV) Lenh was crowned homecoming princess during the Friday night football game at Sand Creek …

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WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq — but the officials weren’t saying what countries would actually contribute troops. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name …

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Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. WILMINGTON, DE – MAY 08: Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally speaks with the media after the Ford 59th Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Hotel DuPont on May 8, 2014 in Wilmington, Delaware. William Thomas Cain/Getty …

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Sgt. Kim Munley, the policewoman who took three bullets stopping the Ft. Hood shooter, knows a thing or two about tough women. On Wednesday, Munley shared a video on Facebook that shows exactly how tough a little girl can be. Post by Kim Munley. The video, as WECT-TV reported, shows 10-year-old Kaylyn Mintz destroying a …

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The Middle East has spawned some wild conspiracy theories but this latest one emerging from Iran might just beat them all. An Iranian news site has alleged that Israel is currently engaged in a “dangerous global plot” to spread the Israeli martial art Krav Maga worldwide, describing the alleged program in the cloak and dagger …

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