Jerry Lewis repeats his distaste for female comics
CANNES, France (AP) — Ladies? Don't make him laugh.
Factbox: Obama outlines rules for armed drone strikes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy on Thursday, President Barack Obama defended his administration's use of drones to kill terrorists abroad, and in a nod to concerns, outlined plans to limit the use of such strikes. As described in a White House statement, the key elements of the president's policy for the use of force in counterterrorism operations outside the United States and outside a war zone are as follows: * The United States will not use lethal force when it is possible to capture a terrorist. ...
Obama limits use of U.S. drone strikes, offers steps to close Guantanamo
By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama outlined plans on Thursday to limit the use of U.S. drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks of fending off domestic scandals, Obama limited the scope of what his predecessor, George W. Bush, had called a global war on terror after the September 11, 2001, attacks. "Our nation is still threatened by terrorists," Obama said at Washington's National Defense University. ...
Iowa kidnapping suspect probed in cousins' deaths
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man suspected of kidnapping a still-missing 15-year-old Iowa girl and her friend as they walked home from school is being scrutinized in last year's unsolved kidnapping of two young cousins whose bodies were found 100 miles away.
Am. Samoa to keep flier miles of govt travelers
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa plans to take away frequent flier miles from government workers who travel on behalf of the U.S. territory and use the loyalty points to help medical patients and students travel off the islands when necessary.