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 mov...
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...
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...
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....
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 elit...
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...
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...
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 rel...
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...
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.
U.S. appeals court hears case of graphic tobacco ads
2012-04-10 19:12:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government on Tuesday defended graphic tobacco labels and advertising that use pictures of rotting teeth and diseased lungs as accurate and necessary to warn consumers about the risks of smoking.
The Food and Drug Adm...
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.
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 m...
Monitor begins work overseeing mortgage pact
2012-04-10 04:16:31 UTC
(Reuters) - The man charged with making sure banks comply with a $25 billion mortgage settlement has a website, one employee and subleased space in a Raleigh, North Carolina, office tower.
But after a judge's approval of the pact last week, Joe...
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 abo...
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.
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 admit...
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 Geor...
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, whi...
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 pas...
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 ...
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 W...
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 Tr...
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 ...
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 start...