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The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Aug. 24 amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership.

A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, would address “high-priority projects elsewhere.”

“We have undertaken a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to...

More than 300 "predator priests" from six Catholic dioceses across eastern U.S. state Pennsylvania have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 child victims, according to a new grand jury report released Tuesday.

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference Tuesday that over 1,000 children victims were identifiable from the church's own records, and the grand jury believes there are more.

"We believe that the real number - of children whose records were...

The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense law after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said.

Michael Drejka, 48, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal July shooting of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida -- an incident that was caught on video which sparked an uproar after its release.

The announcement that Drejka was charged with manslaughter provided McGlockton's family with...

A woman who police pulled over for drink driving and speeding tried to convince officers that she shouldn’t be arrested as she’s a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl."

Dashcam footage shows Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw appearing to slur her words with bloodshot eyes when police asked her to blow into a breathalyser in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Speaking to the arresting officer, the 32-year-old argued that she shouldn’t be sent to prison as she was a dancer, cheerleader and a...

Authorities in New Mexico have recovered the remains of a young boy inside the ramshackle compound where 11 other children were found alive but malnourished in a raid on the site last week, the Taos County sheriff said on Aug 8.

Positive identification by autopsy has yet to be made, but the remains were believed to be those of a 3-year-old boy whose disappearance from his home near Atlanta, Georgia, eventually led to Friday's search of the property, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told a news...

Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.

Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents’ consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based...

The incident was captured by Darsell Obregon, in the Park Slope neighbourhood, as she was making her way to a subway station. 

On her route, the heavens opened up and the nearest possible place to stay dry was the doorway of the apartment belonging to a woman who has since been identified as Arabella Juniper Torres.

According to a Facebook post by Obregon, she was only waiting in the location until an Uber arrived but, while she was waiting, Torres confronted her and demanded...

A central New York man who has been asked to remove a Nazi flag on his property says he’s being hacked and that it’s a “distress call.”

Preble resident Jody Fish told the Post-Standard in an interview on Aug. 2 that he raised the flag to get people’s attention. Fish says he’ll lower the flag when someone figures out who is hacking him.

Over 400 people have signed a petition asking town officials to do something about the Nazi flag.

Preble Town Supervisor Jim Doring says...

I am Nidal Wishah and I am 37 years old. As far back as I can remember, I've held great responsibility. I am the eldest son. I do not remember any luxuries, even for a single day.

The responsibilities of life are too large for a child to absorb, but I did meet with some success. I made it to university and after graduating I worked on several psychological support projects before getting a job at the Red Crescent.

When I was offered a job at UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian...

The flag of Nazi Germany was sighted atop a flagpole in a public park in Laramie, Wyoming.

The US flag that usually flies from the pole lay crumpled on the ground when police arrived on the scene morning of on July 30, according to Lieutenant Gwen Smith of the Laramie Police Department.

Shortly after police were notified of the incident, officers promptly removed the Nazi flag, which bore the swastika symbol. Upon retrieving the discarded American flag, the officers folded it...

Nazi images, including a swastika, were discovered on July 28 morning painted on a structure that is part of a Jewish synagogue in Indiana, the temple said.

The swastika and two iron crosses were on a brick wall that goes around a dumpster at the Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel, just north of Indianapolis.

The synagogue has not been attacked before and has not received threats or harassing calls, said Lindsay Shipps, the temple's media representative.

Shabbat...

The U.S. government said that hundreds of families it broke up at the border with Mexico have not been reunited as a court-ordered deadline to return all children to their parents elapsed.

A federal judge in California had ordered that all eligible migrant families be brought back together by 6:00 pm (2200 GMT) and officials said in a court filing that 1,442 children aged five and older had been reunited with their parents.

"The reunification plan outlined to the court... is...

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion, is alleging discrimination after being singled out for drug testing.

Williams, who reached the finals of Wimbledon this month, took to Twitter Tuesday, saying she's the tennis player "getting tested the most."

"And it’s that time of the day to get 'randomly' drug tested and only test Serena," she wrote. "Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be...

A waiter at a restaurant in Texas says he got stiffed by a customer who instead left him a hateful note calling him a “terrorist” — but he’s taking the high road.

Khalil Cavil, 20, shared details of his encounter on Saturday with the offensive patron who left behind the detestable missive — “We don’t tip terrorist” — and no tip on a $108 check at the Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, where he’s working as he readies to head to Dallas Baptist University later this year, according to the...

A black woman said a CVS store manager in Chicago called the police after questioning the legitimacy of her coupon and posted the confrontation on social media in a video that has gone viral.

Camilla Hudson told ABC News that when she went into the CVS in Edgewater Glen on July 13 night and the coupon didn't work, the manager, Morry Matson, asked for help from another supervisor. That's when that unidentified manager questioned whether the coupon was fraudulent.

"In saying it’s...