U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (2nd R) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security at the Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House passes bill to avert security agency shutdown

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives gave final approval to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline.  Full Article 

U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training: Pentagon 27 Feb 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday.

A man places a lit candle at the place where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin in central Moscow February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

MOSCOW - Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow.  Full Article | Video 

Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeb Bush touts his conservative credentials

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a “second choice” but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion.  Full Article 

Leonard Nimoy, cast member of the new film "Star Trek Into Darkness", poses as he arrives at the film's premiere in Hollywood May 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's 'Spock,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the "Star Trek" science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.  Video | Full Article 

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

Horror of ‘Jihadi John’ and ‘Jihadi Janes’

Once again,this past week, the Brits have found that a fellow citizen wishes to either kill them or convert them to a particular interpretation of Islam.  Commentary 

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett bites into an ice cream during a trade show at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Is Buffett cooling on America?

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." This year he could write something quite different.  Full Article