In a two-page letter, a Virginia state senator praised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for, among other things, taking on America’s ‘arch-enemy’ Al Qaeda. Mr. Assad posted the letter on his Facebook page.
Alaska near miss: A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board says the passenger jet veered right and the cargo plane turned in the same direction. The aircraft passed within a quarter-mile of each other at the same elevation.
Tea party wins in the Texas primary broke a string of losses. It's important, given the size of the Texas delegation in Congress, and it confirms that Sen. Ted Cruz is the 'president' of the tea party.
State legislators have introduced 64 measures aimed at protecting or expanding access to abortion this year. That's the biggest number in 25 years. But anti-abortion measures still outnumber them by far.
SeaWorld San Diego has 10 killer whales. But a California bill, supported by animal rights activists, would force SeaWorld to move the killer whales to a sea pen, stop breeding, and end the importing and exporting of the creatures.