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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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First and foremost, people need to understand that America doesn’t negotiate pay ransom to terrorists. Instead, the government finances them and trades five known terrorist operatives for it wants. The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State extremists, were warned by the White House that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid a …

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is “unpleasant” and “reprehensible.” Last month’s deployment had previously drawn Mexico’s ire. It says the border should not be militarized and issues should be solved jointly. In an interview with the newspaper El Universal published Friday, Pena Nieto said …

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A senior Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed to Congress on Wednesday that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border. Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL …

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I-594 Gun Control Supporter Paul Allen buys Tank Posted on September 12, 2014 by Staff From Washington Arms Collectors, Inc. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today said billionaire Paul Allen, who recently donated $500,000 to support gun control Initiative 594, has taken hypocrisy to a new level by attempting …

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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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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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To your small children, your beard might as well be your skin — remove it, and you become an unrecognizable monster. In a video uploaded to YouTube Thursday, Bradley Bailey demonstrates just how terrifying an unexpectedly clean-shaven father can be. It starts innocently enough with a bearded daddy playing peek-a-boo with his daughter. Image via …

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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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Officials in Starr County, Texas, are bracing for a potentially major event: militia forces guarding the U.S. border. Officials received word that militia members are planning to block bridges into Mexico in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam on Saturday, Sept. 20, KRGV-TV reported, as a way to protest illegal border crossings. Image via …

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Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said in an interview with USA Today that it will be difficult to reform the department because it is “stuck” with officers who “shouldn’t be on the force.” Eden told the newspaper that aspects of the contract between the union and the city make it difficult for officials to discipline …

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