Former French President Sarkozy set for trial over fraud allegations tied to 2012 campaign

France’s Constitutional Council on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy – all but assuring the ex-head of state stand trial over alleged illegal financing tied to his failed 2012 re-election bid. 

College Board president pushing ‘adversity score’ is same man behind controversial Common Core program

The College Board president behind the recent decision to assign applicants an “adversity score” is the same man who peddled Common Core, one of the colossal failures of the U.S. educational system. 

Navy SEAL pleads guilty in hazing death of Green Beret during Africa deployment

A Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday in the hazing death of a Green Beret soldier, detailing the late-night plot to break into 34-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar’s room with a sledgehammer, put him in a chokehold and restrain him with duct tape.

Federal agents arrest four protesters occupying Venezuelan Embassy in Maduro-Guaido standoff

After a month-long standoff, four protesters who had been living inside the Venezuelan Embassy were arrested by federal law enforcement officers and forcibly removed from the building on Thursday.

SAT to use ‘adversity score’ for students applying to college

The College Board, which oversees the SAT exam used by most U.S. colleges during the admissions process, plans to introduce an “adversity score” which takes into consideration the social and economic background of every student.

Sarah Sanders: There’s ‘nothing’ in Trump’s immigration overhaul that Democrats should not support

Calling it a “true crisis,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday she believes Democrats will get on board with President Trump’s new immigration overhaul expected to be released later this afternoon.

Health policy analyst: Democrats’ so-called ‘moderate’ plan would ‘effectively end’ private health care

Chris Jacobs, the founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, said Tuesday that “Medicare for America,” the latest liberal proposal being pitched as a “moderate path,” would “effectively end all private health care for many Americans.”

Fan driving van collides with Angela Merkel’s jet on German runway

An overzealous Angela Merkel fan jumped out of her van at Dortmund Airport Monday to take a picture of the German chancellor but forgot to put on the parking brake which led to a low-speed collision after the vehicle rolled into the nose of the jet.

Saudi Arabia shuts down pipeline following drone attack by Yemen Houthi rebels

Rebels in Yemen on Tuesday said they carried out a coordinated drone strike on one of Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines. The attack, confirmed by the Saudi energy minister, follows recent reports of sabotage against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf off the c…

‘It’s sickening’: Liz Cheney slams Democratic leaders for defense of Tlaib’s Holocaust remark

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming sounded off Tuesday on Democratic colleagues in Congress, accusing them of being anti-semitic for not condemning comments by Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

Family of UBS banker Scott Hapgood denies claims he killed hotel worker Kenny Mitchell

The family of a Connecticut man accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla is countering claims about how and when the victim died and maintains the Caribbean worker was alive the last time they saw him.  

Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China

In  a wide-ranging with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump’s hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be “firm, not provocative” …

Andrew McCarthy slams Comey for media appearances, handling of Clinton, Trump investigations

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy said Friday that while rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats questioning the credibility of the FBI is “disturbing,” the country’s top cops handled their role in the 2016 presidential elections “pretty p…

Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett case: Judge steps aside, won’t make special prosecutor decision

The Cook County judge set to decide whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate why charges were dropped against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett stepped aside Friday, saying he would allow another judge rule on the controversial case. 

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame announces bid for Congress in New Mexico

Former CIA operative-turned-activist Valerie Plame announced Thursday she will be running for Congress in New Mexico’s 3rd District. 

Mussolini’s great-grandson defends fascism, family legacy: ‘You can’t define it in terms of right or wrong’

The great-grandson of Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who is running for a European Parliament seat, defended his grandfather’s legacy on Wednesday, calling the era “a very complicated, complex period.”