President Obama planned to give an economic pep talk Monday to mark the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis. But as reports emerged of the deadly shooting nearby at the Washington Navy Yard, the president found himself juggling two sharply different topics -- addressing the tragic mass shooting, before launching into a blistering assault on congressional Republicans for their budgetary demands.
California is on the verge of becoming the first state to impose a full ban on hunting with lead bullets -- with environmentalists and gun-rights advocates squaring off as Gov. Jerry Brown decides whether to sign the legislation.
While the eyes of the world on Syria, Egypt’s military is trying to rout jihadists from the vast and lawless Sinai Peninsula which many believe could emerge as an even greater threat to regional stability.