US aircraft strike 'ISIS' artillery in Iraq
2014-08-08 18:32:01 UTC
US aircraft have struck targets of the 'Islamic State' militant group in Iraq. US President Barack Obama had earlier authorized airstrikes in northern Iraq following militants' rapid advances.
The Pentagon said on Friday that two F/A-18 aircraf...
Tea Party's Last Shot At 2014 Senate Upset Goes Down
2014-08-08 09:00:38 UTC
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will once again have a shot at representing the state of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Alexander fended off a tea party candidate in the state's primary election on Thursday...
President Barack Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq
2014-08-08 07:32:11 UTC
Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.
Describing the threats aga...
Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords
2014-08-06 07:12:45 UTC
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
The records, discovered...
US major-general killed by Afghan soldier
2014-08-05 18:45:58 UTC
A US major-general has been killed in an attack by a man in Afghan military uniform at a British-run military academy near Kabul, US officials say.
Two British soldiers were among the wounded, along with several Americans, a German general and ...
Mount Sinai hospital in New York treats man for Ebola-like symptoms
2014-08-05 07:58:28 UTC
An American missionary infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak in west Africa is expected to be flown to the US on Tuesday, while doctors in New York say they are treating a patient with Ebola-like symptoms.
Mount Sinai hospital in...
Wall Street Frets That You're Getting Paid Too Much
2014-08-05 08:04:38 UTC
Wall Street money managers are worried about two things: that they won’t get paid enough and that ordinary Americans will get paid too much.
The fight over who gets what from the bonus pool is an unseemly annual rite at Wall Street firms. Last ...
US: 200,000 jobs a month for six months in a row
2014-08-01 22:22:00 UTC
The US added another 209,000 new jobs in July, the sixth straight month of 200,000 plus jobs growth, as the unemployment rate inched up to 6.2%.
The figure was slightly weaker than expected but still marks the first time since 1997 that the US ...
CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers
2014-07-31 22:53:47 UTC
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of fur...
House Republicans vote to sue Barack Obama over Obamacare
2014-07-31 22:45:08 UTC
The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his healthcare reforms.
The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorise the suit will allow H...
Bank of America's Countrywide to pay $1.3bn to US
2014-07-31 00:20:34 UTC
Bank of America's Countrywide business must pay the US government $1.3bn (£769m) for selling defective home loans, a New York judge has ruled.
Countrywide was found guilty of selling bad loans, as part of a programme called "hustle", to US mort...
Powell 'not told early' of CIA torture
2014-07-31 00:17:16 UTC
A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some US ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a...
Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With NY Police
2014-07-29 18:35:55 UTC
<strong>Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police
TIME talks with the man who filmed the fatal incident on Staten Island</strong>
On July 17, Ramsey Orta was talking to his friend, Eric Garner, about where t...
California wildfires destroy 10 homes
2014-07-28 06:14:27 UTC
<strong>Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say.</strong>
In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another...
Satellite images 'show Russian rocket fire into Ukraine'
2014-07-28 05:58:31 UTC
The US on Sunday released satellite images it said backed up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.
A four-page document released by the State De...
US evacuates embassy staff from Libya due to militia clashes
2014-07-26 22:26:48 UTC
The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns.
Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting...
Barack Obama banned from entering Chechnya
2014-07-26 22:22:13 UTC
Although Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he is now barred from entering: Chechnya.
On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of...
Republican Mayor Compares Atheism to Ku Klux Klan, Nazism
2014-07-25 21:23:06 UTC
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Warren, Michigan, after its mayor refused to let an atheist run a "reason station" out of the City Hall atrium. A religious group has operated from City Hall since 2009, handing out religiou...
US evidence: Russia fired artillery into Ukraine
2014-07-25 08:28:55 UTC
The US says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions.
Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, th...
Ryan: Scrap welfare and divert money to states
2014-07-24 17:01:09 UTC
The Republican party's intellectual guru, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, has proposed a radical experiment to scrap federal welfare benefits – such as food stamps, housing assistance and childcare – and divert the funds directly to states, which...
Arizona: Joseph Wood dies two hours after execution begins
2014-07-24 06:29:33 UTC
The controversy engulfing the death penalty in the United States escalated on Wednesday when the state of Arizona took almost two hours to kill a prisoner using an experimental concoction of drugs whose provenance it had insisted on keeping secret...
John Kerry flies to Israel to meet Netanyahu and Abbas
2014-07-23 16:44:11 UTC
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has arrived in Tel Aviv for to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as fierce fighting continues in Gaza.
The move came as political leaders and diplomats held urgent talks in the region with the ...
MH17: Putin 'created conditions' | Separatists 'shot down'
2014-07-23 07:22:20 UTC
US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
But in a partia...
U.S. Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots
2014-07-21 21:10:47 UTC
Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.
Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or l...
Boston bombing suspect friend found guilty of conspiracy charges
2014-07-21 20:04:23 UTC
A jury has found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of impeding an investigation and conspiracy after he removed a backpack from the dorm room of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Prosecutors said Tazhayakov and his friend Dias Kadyrbayev removed...