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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 Pr...
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 ...
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 d...
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 de...
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...
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'...
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 o...
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...
White House, Pentagon Discussing Military Options Against Assad
2017-04-06 22:24:10 UTC
By Phil Stewart |
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are in detailed discussions on military options to respond to a poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian governmen...
Heavy rains have closed some of Northern California's Marin County schools
2017-02-09 22:32:58 UTC
Mill Valley - Dozens of schools in flood-prone areas throughout Marin County are closed Thursday in advance of another storm expected to wallop the area, officials said.
In all, 40 public schools and 13 private ones were announced as closed just ...
North Carolina vs. Oregon 2017: 77 - 76
2017-04-02 04:54:00 UTC
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Only 40 minutes of action now separate the North Carolina men’s basketball team from what eluded it a year ago: A national championship.
All season, these Tar Heels — most of whom were part of last year’s team, the one that lo...
Germany's 130 year-old health care system vs. America's broken one
2017-03-11 23:38:50 UTC
<h3>Germany's 130 year-old health care system vs. America's broken one.
In Germany’s healthcare system, which goes back to Otto von Bismarck’s social security programme of the 1880s, anyone residing in the country is required to take out...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday.
Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....
Mistake to think Greek crisis over: German finance minister
2012-03-13 17:09:30 UTC
It would be wrong to assume that the euro zone has resolved Greece's sovereign debt crisis after the successful completion of the country's debt swap with its private creditors, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday.
"Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said.
A Reuters r...
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Assad is lying about chemical attacks
2017-04-14 06:47:34 UTC
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed as lies and propaganda on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that a poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication".
Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio
2017-03-26 17:17:53 UTC
By Joe Wessels |
CINCINNATI, OHIO — Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent...
Rising Sea Levels Amid Hurricane Threats
2017-08-29 07:31:02 UTC
Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life.
The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating ...
U.S. sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program
2017-05-17 18:14:17 UTC
The United States on Wednesday sanctioned two Iranian defense officials, an Iranian company and members of a China-based network for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
The targeted sanctions come...