Israel’s navy intercepted a vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said. The military said that after exhausting all diplomatic efforts the government ordered it to block the Swedish vessel. Israeli naval forces visited the Marianne ship and searched it in international waters without needing to use any force, the military said. The ship was carrying about 20 activists, including Israeli Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas and former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki.
Mark another one on the wall for the gun industry. Last week a federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. Also, Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the gun control group’s suit that sought to hold Lucky Gunner legally responsible for the 2012 shooting. The Brady Center had argued in their suit that the way Lucky Gunner sells ammunition is “unreasonably dangerous and create a public nuisance.”
Monday the Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to limit power plant emissions — saying the agency “unreasonably” failed to consider the cost of the regulations. The rules curbing emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants began to take effect in April. But the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that the EPA failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.
New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack — but the contents are being withheld by the State Department.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.
Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, warned Americans on “Fox News Sunday,” to “remain vigilant” to homegrown terror threats as the July Fourth holiday approaches.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, along with 17 other Republican lawmakers, on Friday called on President Obama to fire the embattled officials whose agency fell victim to a massive hack exposing federal employee data and security clearance information.
America’s “flying Oval Office” costs taxpayers $206,337 every hour it is in flight, according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) letter obtained by the nonprofit Judicial Watch.
The U.S., Iran and world powers started the final round of nuclear talks on Saturday in Austria, with diplomats expressing optimism that a deal could be reached while addressing serious issues that still need to be resolved.
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is demanding the DOJ cough up answers in response to a steady stream of allegations that various federal law enforcement agencies spied on Americans’ cell phones for years and misled Congress about what they were doing.