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...
Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
2012-04-12 00:31:43 UTC
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the 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 the unlikely claim that...
Obama, Romney trade blows as fight for White House narrows
2012-04-12 00:20:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fired sharp attacks at each other on Wednesday as they opened a seven-month battle for the White House that got ugly fast.
Both campaigns moved quickly to frame the choice for voters one day after Romney's chie...
White House campaign opens with sharp attacks
2012-04-11 20:44:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fired a series of sharp attacks at each other on Wednesday as they opened a seven-month battle for the White House that is getting ugly fast.
Both campaigns moved quickly to frame the choice for voters one day ...
Charges expected in shooting of Florida teen
2012-04-11 20:41:12 UTC
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida special prosecutor was expected to announce a criminal charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a racially charged case that has captivated the United States.
Special prosecutor Angela C...
Next generation of doctors sees gloomy future
2012-04-11 16:46:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of young doctors feel pessimistic about the future of the U.S. healthcare system, with the new healthcare law cited as the main reason, according to a survey released to Reuters on Wednesday.
Nearly half of the 500 doctors surveyed think the Affordable Care Ac...
Afghan elite raiders say they are U.S. equals
2012-04-11 16:32:46 UTC
KABUL (Reuters) - It's a special-forces entry like no other and guaranteed to spoil the element of surprise, but Afghanistan's new elite soldiers insist they will be no less effective in countering insurgents than controversial night raids by U.S. forces.
Under cover of darkness, Afghan soldie...
Obama campaign: Romney not paying "fair share" of taxes
2012-04-11 05:54:49 UTC
BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign blasted Mitt Romney on Tuesday for not paying his "fair share" of taxes, escalating the rhetoric against the leading Republican presidential contender to try to paint him as an elitist who is out of touch with ordinary Americans.
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...
Cuban national soccer team player defects, seeks asylum in U.S.
2012-04-11 01:45:44 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A Cuban national soccer player who disappeared from his team while in Nashville, Tennessee, for an Olympic qualifying tournament has defected and is seeking asylum in the United States, his attorney said on Tuesday.
Yosmel de Armas was in Nashville for the socc...
Clinton warns of "additional provocations" from North Korea
2012-04-11 01:06:35 UTC
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Tuesday that history points to "additional provocations" from North Korea after its expected rocket launch this week, suggesting isolated Pyongyang feared closer relations with the outside world.
In a wide-rangin...
Sanctions may cut Iran's oil output by 15 percent: U.S.
2012-04-10 20:37:15 UTC
(Reuters) - Iran's oil production could fall almost 15 percent this year due to reduced foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday in a report highlighting the growing strain on Tehran's oil sector even before factoring in the effect of new sanctions.
After game-changing run, Santorum quits White House race
2012-04-11 05:14:12 UTC
GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Rick Santorum ended his improbable run for the White House on Tuesday after leading a Republican tilt to the right that could dog the more moderate front-runner, Mitt Romney, in November's election.
Trailing in polls and fundraising, the conservative former...
Son of Bogart and Bacall to sail on restored African Queen
2012-04-10 19:23:36 UTC
MIAMI (Reuters) - The son of actor Humphrey Bogart will follow in his father's wake by taking a ride on the African Queen to help relaunch the newly restored riverboat that co-starred in the classic movie by that name.
Stephen Bogart will board the 100-year-old steamboat on Thursday as it plie...
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Wireless carriers to create database to fight phone theft
2012-04-10 05:15:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wireless carriers representing 90 percent of subscribers will on Tuesday announce the creation of a database of unique cell phone IDs to help prevent theft and reactivation of stolen or lost devices, which often contain sensitive personal data.
The shared database will b...
Chevron finds leak in offshore Petrobras oil field
2012-04-10 04:31:40 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron discovered an oil seep in an offshore Brazilian oil field run by Petrobras near the site of a November leak that led to civil and criminal charges and sparked concerns about some of the world's most promising deep sea reserves.
No traces have...
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...
U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions."
North Korea, which is pressing ahead with plans for a satellite laun...
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...
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."
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...
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...