In a highly uncharacteristic move Thursday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump expressed "regret" for some of the things he has said on the campaign trail, especially when they "may have caused personal pain."
"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing," Trump said during a speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, Thursday night where he read from a teleprompter.
"I have done that, and believe it or not I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues. But one thing I can promise you, [is] this, I will always tell you the truth" he added. more >>
Churches in Louisiana where historic flooding has claimed 13 lives and left thousands homeless are now pleading for help as they try to recover from the deadly disaster.
"Within 36 hours, more than 27 inches of rain fell in Baker, just northeast of Baton Rouge, and directly into the Amite River. In less time, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were serving survivors with compassion in the face of crisis. They are right now delivering clean, safe water, warm nutritious meals and the love of Christ as they seek to advance the Gospel," said an appeal on the website of the Southern Baptist Convention.
"You can help the survivors, and the disaster relief volunteers providing aid, today with a generous gift that will help bring healing and the hope of the Gospel. Please prayerfully consider how you can help now," it urged. more >>
President Barack Obama's administration revealed on Thursday that it paid $400 million to the government of Iran in January contingent on the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini and three other U.S. citizens, but insisted that the payment could not be called a "ransom."
Fox News reported that the money was apparently tied to a failed military equipment deal between the two nations stemming from 1979, but as State Department spokesman John Kirby explained, the deal was conducted separate from the negotiations to free the four prisoners, and so it can not be categorized as a ransom.
Still, Kirby admitted that the White House refused to deliver the cash to Iranian officials until the four American prisoners were released. more >>
The Obama administration has ordered 9,000-plus federal buildings across the United States allow biological men into women's bathrooms, locker rooms and showers in order to comply with the administration's interpretation of Title IX law.
On Thursday, the General Services Administration, the agency that oversees about 9,200 buildings operated by the federal government in over 2,000 plus cities across the country, issued a bulletin to clarify the nondiscrimination policy in the Federal Management Regulation for buildings under its jurisdiction and control, such as office buildings and courthouses.
The bulletin, which was posted to the Federal Register, states that individuals must be allowed to use the bathrooms, showers and changing areas consistent with their self-proclaimed gender identity. more >>
In an interview with The Christian Post, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza responded to criticisms about his recently released documentary and accompanying book titled Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, and talked about his reluctant support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In it, D'Souza lays out a case against voting for Hillary Clinton, connecting her to a history of corruption and bigotry within the Democratic Party.
"From her Alinskyite past to her hopes for America's progressive future, the presumptive Democratic nominee is revealed to be little more than a political gangster intent on controlling the nation's wealth," noted Regnery Publishing. more >>
The Obama administration turned down requests from FBI field offices who wanted to open public corruption cases involving the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton, according to recently released emails from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Banks informed the field offices about suspicious activity concerning the Clinton Foundation and the FBI sought to probe conflicts of interest arising out of foreign donations, according to the documents, which carry 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, released by Judicial Watch.
The emails include 44 that were not previously turned over to the State Department by Clinton. "These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, 'as far as she knew,' all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department," Judicial Watch said in a statement. more >>