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Pakistan Hits Taliban Targets for Second Day

Pakistani troops, artillery and helicopter gunships hit targets in the country's tribal areas on Thursday, officials said, in a second day of military action against Taliban insurgents. The attacks in North Waziristan, a militant stronghold on the Afghan border, destroyed hundreds of shops and houses, officials said. May 23, 2014 6:11 AM PT

Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Family

On Wednesday, Mark Cuban said he would cross the street if he saw a "black kid in a hoodie at night on the same side of the street" or a "white guy with a shaved head and lots of tattoos" late at night. On Thursday, he was criticized for being honest, but those like ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Cuban was correct and his critics should "grow up." On Thursday afternoon, Cuban apologized to Trayvon Martin's family for using the "hoodie" example but stood "by the words and the substance of the interview." See his tweets below: May 22, 2014 4:06 PM PT

Report: Nigeria's Boko Haram Kills 29 in Village Attack

(Reuters) - Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram shot dead 29 farm workers as they tilled their fields in remote northeast Nigeria, a police source said on Thursday, amid a mounting insurgency increasingly targeting civilians. May 22, 2014 3:56 PM PT

Iraq Attacks on Shiite Pilgrims Kill 16

A series of bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims, including by a suicide attacker disguised as a woman, killed 16 people in Baghdad Thursday despite heavy security across the capital. The blasts are the latest in a protracted surge of nationwide bloodshed that has left more than 3,600 people dead this year, fuelling fears Iraq is slipping back into the brutal communal bloodshed that blighted the country in 2006 and 2007. May 22, 2014 3:54 PM PT

Guardian: Tea Party Has 'Lasting Control of the GOP Agenda'

Guardian columnist Ana Marie Cox analyzes the recent primary victory of Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell--that though he easily defeated his Tea Party challenger, "the Tea Party will achieve in electoral death what it could never achieve in life: lasting control of the GOP agenda." May 22, 2014 9:36 AM PT

Podcast - Radio Free Delingpole Episode 54: Beverly Hills

This week on Radio Free Delingpole, James and his guest, The Spectator columnist Douglas Murray go around the horn to discuss how the British blew it on Abu Hamza, the scandal at Beverly Hills Hotel, UKIP’s future, the British elections, Facebook smearing and more. May 22, 2014 8:35 AM PT

Report: 14 Ukrainians Killed in Clash with Separatists

At least eight Ukrainian security personnel were killed and 18 wounded in overnight clashes with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine three days before a presidential election in the former Soviet Republic. May 22, 2014 7:47 AM PT

'Serious Anomalies' in Malawi Wote Count: President

Malawi's ruling People Party has found "serious irregularities" in the counting and announcement of results from the southern African nation's May 20 election, President Joyce Banda said on Thursday, raising fears of a disputed outcome and violence. May 22, 2014 5:58 AM PT

Authorities: Aaron Hernandez's Tattoos Could Provide Clues to Double Homicide

Tattoos on the right forearm of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may provide clues to a double homicide in 2012 for which Hernandez has been indicted. Hernandez will be arraigned next week on two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.  May 21, 2014 4:50 PM PT


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