If Idaho wants to boost its economy, there’s a way to do it — and get the federal government to pay. Insure 78,000 citizens who have little access to health insurance or health care, just as the state welcomes investment in its military bases or energy research. “There’s no difference in color between that (dollar) and a transportation dollar, or a Mountain Home Air Force Base dollar, or an Idaho National Lab dollar,” says a prominent Republican.
At a meeting between European Union foreign ministers and their Turkish counterpart, the EU foreign policy chief urged Turkey to open its borders and said the EU is providing aid to Ankara for that purpose.
Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains in captivity despite pleas from the family and efforts by officials to secure his release.
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey's deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived.
With anxious families waiting nearby, rescuers painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a collapsed high-rise apartment building Sunday, a day after a powerful earthquake shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 26 people. More than 100 people remained missing in the building's rubble.
An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.
Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.