U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have consequences.
"Their efforts to launch a missile...
Shooter of Florida teen Trayvon Martin pleads not guilty
2012-04-13 02:36:48 UTC
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A handcuffed George Zimmerman, charged with killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, appeared in court for the first time on Thursday and his lawyer said a not guilty plea was entered on his "frightened" client's behalf.
The neighborhood watch volunteer's law...
Jobless claims cast cloud on labor market
2012-04-12 17:28:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for jobless aid hit a two-month high last week and more applications were received in the prior week than initially reported, suggesting a cooling in the labor market recovery.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000...
Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
2012-04-12 02:05:44 UTC
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the U.S. general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with President Barack Obama.
Romney made a disputed claim t...
Trayvon Martin shooter charged with murder
2012-04-12 04:24:44 UTC
JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a move protesters had demanded for weeks in a racially charged cas...
U.S. dismisses credibility of Syria ceasefire pledge
2012-04-11 21:56:14 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States dismissed Syria's new pledge to halt all fighting by dawn on Thursday, saying it holds "little if any credibility" and that caveats placed by President Bashar al-Assad's government on the ceasefire are worrying.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations...
Shooter in Trayvon Martin case "emotionally crippled"
2012-04-11 02:28:26 UTC
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has been so "emotionally crippled" by the racially charged case that he may no longer be in control of his actions, his attorneys said on Tuesday.
Lawyers Craig Sonne...
Global cyber arms race engulfing Web - Defense official
2012-04-11 00:58:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber arms race is engulfing the Internet and the best way to counter the rapidly escalating threat is combining the efforts of U.S. agencies, private firms and international allies, cyber security officials said on Tuesday.
Cyber experts from across the U.S. go...
Exclusive: China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran
2012-04-10 20:59:25 UTC
(Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show.
The American components were part of an 8 million euro ($10.5 mi...
Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments
2012-04-10 04:39:28 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nation's leading association of cancer physicians urged doctors to stop offering five common tests and treatments for cancer patients, a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care.
The recommendations emerged from a two-year eff...
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...
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...
Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial new study answers with an emphatic "yes."
Hospitals pressured to end free baby formula
2012-04-09 20:02:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding.
In a letter to more than 2,600 hospitals, dozens of c...
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...
Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Washington accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the attack ...
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...
French election 2017 LIVE updates:
2017-04-23 06:38:55 UTC
PARIS — France goes to the polls today for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro...
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...
Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
<p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world — from...
Gallup/USA Poll: Whites Overwhelmingly Believe Zimmerman is Innocent
2012-04-07 08:12:08 UTC
The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a fury in most corners of Black America and each detail is read eagerly by many people who are fiercely advocating for George Zimmerman, 28, the White-Hispanic neighborhood watchman who shot him in the chest at point-blank range, to be tried for his murder....