China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space.
North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him about timing of the planned rocket launch. "When will...
U.S. should lead to end World Bank tradition: Nigerian finance minister
2012-04-10 02:42:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should take the lead and break the long tradition of an American always heading the World Bank, Nigerian finance minister and a nominee for the top post Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Monday.
Speaking after a "marathon" three-and-a-half-hour interview by t...
Police say Tulsa shooting suspects confessed: report
2012-04-10 02:32:51 UTC
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents.
Jake England, 19, has admitted to police that he shot three of the victims an...
Prosecutor rules out grand jury in Trayvon Martin case
2012-04-10 01:32:33 UTC
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Monday ruled out using a grand jury in the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter George Zimmerman with a crime.
The case has capture...
Body Of A Man Was Tossed From A Plane, Landed On A Hospital Roof
2017-04-12 20:32:13 UTC
By Gabriel Stargardter |
MEXICO CITY — The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.
Oklahoma, weighing "personhood" law, may be next abortion flashpoint
2012-04-10 00:04:44 UTC
(Reuters) - A proposed law in Oklahoma that would grant embryos full rights as people from the moment of conception may represent the next big challenge to the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.
Oklahoma's Personhood Act passed the state Senate in February and is expected t...
California wildfires: San Rafael Mayor's way to show leadership
2017-10-16 19:24:58 UTC
San Rafael — When an urgent request went out via email to all employees for city staff to volunteer at an Emergency Shelter in San Rafael, one response was unexpected. <strong><i>Mayor Gary Phillips</i></strong> wrote, <i>"I would be glad to help this evening, but I wouldn't want to preempt any o...
Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy
2012-04-10 01:13:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff complained about U.S. monetary policy and expressed concern that sanctions against Iran could backfire in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, highlighting strains between the Western Hemisphere's two biggest democracies.
Global business groups press India on technology plan
2012-04-09 19:56:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Trade Organization rules.
The letter is the secon...
Media groups file challenge to keep Guantanamo court open
2012-04-09 19:42:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. news organizations have asked a judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to keep the court open to the media this week if an alleged al Qaeda chieftain is allowed to testify about his mistreatment in secret CIA prisons.
Defense lawyers have said the cour...
U.S. dismisses Syrian demand for written guarantees
2012-04-09 19:19:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday dismissed Syrian demands for written guarantees that rebels would lay down arms as a stalling tactic and voiced outrage at reports Syria attacked refugees inside Turkey.
Syria was to have started pulling troops out of towns and cities by Tuesd...
Winter snowfall record set in Anchorage
2012-04-09 07:03:36 UTC
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A storm dumped more than 4 inches of snow on Anchorage over the weekend, bringing the total snowfall for Alaska's largest city to a record 11.2 feet for the year, the National Weather Service said on Sunday.
The official snow tally was 134.5 inches, 1.9 inches abo...
Shares fall on sluggish U.S. jobs, focus on more data
2012-04-09 06:46:27 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Monday as a sharp slowdown in U.S. jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of the world's largest economy, making investors cautious ahead of more U.S. data and earnings as well as figures from China due this week.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pac...
Tanker truck burns on highway
2012-04-09 06:36:12 UTC
Reuters- Fire spreads down a highway in California, after an accident involving a gasoline tanker truck.
An alleged drunk driver drove into the back of the truck, causing the tanker to split open.
The truck was carrying nine thousand gallons of gasoline.
It took 150 firefighters and two ...
New Jersey man survives 4-inch nail in heart
2012-04-09 04:17:07 UTC
(Reuters) - A New Jersey man who survived accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10-cm) nail into his heart while trying to clear a jammed nail gun said on Friday he feels like he won the lottery.
Dennis Hennis, 52, who was revived from cardiac arrest before being airlifted for surgery to Cooper Univ...
Former FBI director James Comey's full statement
2017-06-07 22:33:12 UTC
<h2>Read Comey’s full statement here:</h2><blockquote><i>Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that...
U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during operations against ISIS
2017-04-08 19:11:34 UTC
A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter.
"The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province" in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captai...
Roger Ailes, founder of the right wing TV channel Fox "News" dead
2017-05-18 17:11:31 UTC
NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox "News", a right-wing nationalist political TV channel in US, that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.
Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website ...
California: Earthquake Rattles East Bay
2017-06-21 21:59:06 UTC
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<strong>Bay Area</strong> — Dozens of residents of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, El Sobrante, Richmond reported feeling the earthquake. It was also felt in San Francisco, an...
Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC
2012-04-08 07:20:33 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division.
The edit in question, which ai...
In the United States of America, poverty is often a death sentence
2016-06-07 04:28:05 UTC
In the United States today, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, 47 million Americans are living in poverty.
Almost 22 percent of American children are poor and we have the highest child poverty rate of almost any major country on earth.
Let’s be clear. Living in poverty does...
White House, Pentagon Discussing Military Options Against Assad
2017-04-06 22:24:10 UTC
By Phil Stewart |
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are in detailed discussions on military options to respond to a poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official said on Thursday.
Heavy rains have closed some of Northern California's Marin County schools
2017-02-09 22:32:58 UTC
Mill Valley - Dozens of schools in flood-prone areas throughout Marin County are closed Thursday in advance of another storm expected to wallop the area, officials said.
In all, 40 public schools and 13 private ones were announced as closed just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Marin Cou...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...