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Vice President Pence arrives in Israel

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.

U.S. urges Turkey to 'exercise restraint' in Syria operation

The United States on Sunday urged North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Turkey to "exercise restraint" and limit its military operations in northwestern Syria, where Turkish forces are attacking a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia they aim to sweep from the border.


McCain pushes for tax cuts to ease economic pain

ST. PAUL Sen. John McCain said on Thursday many Americans were struggling to find jobs and pay rising food and fuel bills, and predicted the tax cuts he would support as president would spur economic growth.