US should pledge 'defense weapons' to Ukraine
2014-04-21 07:15:14 UTC
<h3>Ukraine must defend itself against a Russian "invasion," according to US defense and security expert Barry Pavel. He thinks Vice President Joe Biden's visit should deliver "tangible" results.</h3>US Vice President Biden is set to meet this wee...
Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation
2014-04-18 21:59:05 UTC
<h3>Sometime in the next few weeks highly diluted, low-level radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster is expected to reach West Coast shores</h3>All along the Pacific coast of North America and as far south as Costa Rica, people with little or...
Washington Post and Guardian share Pulitzer Prize
2014-04-14 23:06:02 UTC
<h3>The Guardian and Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying.</h3>Their reporting was based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edwa...
Death ruling for Ex-US Marine in Iran overturned
2014-04-12 22:24:40 UTC
April 12. 2014:
AN IRANIAN news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison.
The semi-official ISNA news agency repo...
Senate torture report: CIA and White House under pressure
2014-04-11 17:37:42 UTC
Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible. A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism deta...
US undocumented Latinos living in fear
2014-04-10 05:58:53 UTC
The rainforests around Forks, a small town in Washington state, have long attracted hunters and fishermen, but beginning in 2008, this lush, remote landscape acquired a new breed of pursuer and prey.
That year, Border Patrol agents started targ...
Unemployment insurance: Boehner may not allow vote on Bill
2014-04-09 09:31:30 UTC
A bipartisan attempt to restore unemployment insurance to more than two million out-of-work Americans appeared likely to fall victim to deadlock in Congress on Tuesday.
The Senate passed legislation on Monday night that would temporarily extend...
Jeb Bush: Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'
2014-04-07 00:26:50 UTC
Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.
The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States il...
Fort Hood killings: US Army probes soldier's mental health
2014-04-03 16:47:39 UTC
The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma was the reason a soldier carried out a deadly shooting spree at a Texas military base.
The man has not been named by the army but US media have identified him as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez.
Last day for 'Obamacare' sign-up
2014-03-31 15:28:45 UTC
<h3>Americans are rushing to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programme, as a key enrolment deadline looms</h3>
Monday is the last day for most Americans to sign up for coverage or face a penalty ...
Piers Morgan fires parting shot at the NRA in final CNN show
2014-03-29 20:15:39 UTC
<h3>Attributing poor ratings to a feud with gun rights advocates, the host said a muted goodbye to the struggling news network</h3>
There was no big celebration for Piers Morgan, no cake delivered to his desk on-air, no interviews with his favo...
Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week.
The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action...
Pope Francis raises 'right to life' in Obama talks
2014-03-27 17:19:29 UTC
Pope Francis has met President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the contentious issues of abortion and contraception on the agenda.
The Vatican said the talks touched on "the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious obje...
Obama: Moscow will realize “that brute force” cannot win
2014-03-27 02:02:47 UTC
Obama used his key speech to some 2,000 people in Brussels on Wednesday to say that no amount of Russian government propaganda can make right something the world knows is incorrect.
“So long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize ...
President Barack Obama: Russia 'acting out of weakness'
2014-03-26 01:46:20 UTC
<h3>US President Barack Obama has said Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine.</h3>
He also warned of the possibility of further sanctions against Russia if it encroached further into Ukraine.
Speaking in The ...
End of NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone data
2014-03-25 06:19:21 UTC
The House intelligence committee is circulating a draft bill that would permit the government to acquire the phone or email records of an "individual or facility" inside the US for up to a year.
The move by the House intelligence committee's le...
Mitt Romney slams president Barack Obama for 'faulty judgment'
2014-03-24 06:15:53 UTC
Mitt Romney said on Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea.
The 2012 Republican presidential n...
Obama extends sanctions to include Putin supporters
2014-03-20 20:43:36 UTC
President Obama has extended financial sanctions against Russia to include wealthy supporters of Vladimir Putin and a bank close to the Kremlin, in a bid to deter Russian military incursions into eastern and southern Ukraine.
Amid growing press...
Warning Russia, Biden says US will defend allies
2014-03-20 04:47:03 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, as Russia's neighbors looked warily to the escalating crisis in ...
Yellen to enter spotlight as new leader of Fed
2014-03-19 06:32:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors will be watching closely Wednesday for any hints of how a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.
The Yellen era will begin in earnest when the Fed ends two d...
Rauner wins GOP nomination for Illinois governor
2014-03-19 05:36:34 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor, as voters embraced a first campaign by the multimillionaire who flooded the airwaves with vows to run the Democratic stronghold like a bus...
Concerns about cancer centers under health law
2014-03-19 05:29:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation's new health care program.
Doctors and administrators say they're concerned. So are some state insurance...
NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country
2014-03-19 05:25:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been recording all of a foreign country's phone calls, then listening to the conversations up to a month later, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
At the request of U.S. officials, the Post ...
Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles
2014-03-17 17:59:57 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage.
The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 mile...
Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions
2014-03-17 21:35:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials...