Latest News

  • In real time, Twitter charges feisty White House campaign
    2012-04-13 02:42:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. presidential campaign took shape this week, Mitt Romney's staff made what it hopes will be a momentous move: Ann Romney, the candidate's wife, joined Twitter. Romney made her debut on the social networking sit...

  • Shooter of Florida teen Trayvon Martin pleads not guilty
    2012-04-13 02:36:48 UTC
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A handcuffed George Zimmerman, charged with killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, appeared in court for the first time on Thursday and his lawyer said a not guilty plea was entered on his "frightened" client's...

  • White House: North Korean rocket launch was provocative act
    2012-04-13 02:33:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday North Korea's failed rocket launch was a provocative act that left the country isolated and in violation of international law. "Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch, North K...

  • Wall Street rallies as global fears ebb, Google up late
    2012-04-13 01:09:01 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks scored a second day of solid gains on Thursday, led by materials and energy stocks, as investors set aside weak figures on the domestic labor market. Rumors about strong growth figures due overnight from China h...

  • Allen's "To Rome With Love" to open L.A. film fest
    2012-04-12 20:22:40 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" will serve as the opening night film at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, LAFF organizers announced on Thursday. The Sony Pictures Classics comedy, which features an ensemble cast ...

  • U.S. proposes brake override for all passenger autos
    2012-04-12 20:13:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday announced a proposal that would require brake override systems on all new passenger cars and trucks, likely by the 2015 model year. The U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulation arm ...

  • Sudan vows swift response to south's oil field grab
    2012-04-12 18:19:32 UTC
    JUBA/TALODI, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan's government vowed on Thursday to deal swiftly with South Sudan's occupation of an economically vital oil field near the border but the south said it would not pull out until the threat of attacks by the northe...

  • Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House
    2012-04-12 17:51:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions on world oil markets during a video conference on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said. "The president and President Sarkozy agreed to conti...

  • U.N. could approve Syria monitors Friday, envoys say
    2012-04-12 17:41:02 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council could approve on Friday a resolution to send unarmed U.N. observers to Syria to monitor a fragile ceasefire in the 13-month conflict that has brought the country to the brink of civil war, diplo...

  • Jobless claims cast cloud on labor market
    2012-04-12 17:28:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for jobless aid hit a two-month high last week and more applications were received in the prior week than initially reported, suggesting a cooling in the labor market recovery. Initial claim...

  • Biden to attack "Romney Rule" on taxes for rich
    2012-04-12 17:22:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will take direct aim at probable Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday, accusing him of promoting what amounts to a "Romney Rule" of tax protection for the rich. Biden's cam...

  • Nuclear talks aim to ease fears of Iran war
    2012-04-12 17:17:51 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Major powers will hold their first talks with Iran this week in more than a year, hoping Tehran will give enough ground on its nuclear program to extend negotiations and avert the threat of a Middle East war. Israel has hin...

  • Big banks face $638 billion shortfall on new rules
    2012-04-12 17:04:33 UTC
    LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - The world's biggest banks would have needed to find more than $600 billion if tough new capital rules to be phased in from 2013 had been in place last year. The Basel Committee of global regulators said if the new rule...

  • Suspicious package prompts evacuation of New York financial building
    2012-04-12 16:51:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspicious package that appeared to contain a grenade was found at 2 World Financial Center on Thursday morning, prompting an evacuation of the building, police said. The evacuation was prompted around 11 a.m. EDT after a...

  • Syria truce takes shaky hold, Annan presses Syria
    2012-04-12 16:47:01 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops held their fire on Thursday after a U.N.-backed ceasefire deadline passed, giving respite to rebellious towns that have suffered heavy bombardments, but international envoy Kofi Annan pressed Damascus to pull its f...

  • Green Day 'Uno,' 'Dos,' 'Tre': Band To Release 3 Albums In 4 Months
    2012-04-12 16:39:09 UTC
    Green Day will release three albums between September 25 and January 15. According to a press release, the trilogy will be called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! and be recorded in Oakland, California, the band's hometown. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong...

  • Whoa! See My Girl Actress Anna Chlumsky, 31, All Grown Up
    2012-04-12 16:34:43 UTC
    This child star is all grown up! Anna Chlumsky was just 11-years-old when she played the lead female role as Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 movie My Girl, where she starred opposite Macaulay Culkin. But in NYC on Tuesday night, the actress, 31,...

  • Afghanistan's Karzai considers change in election timetable
    2012-04-12 16:32:03 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday he was considering changes to either the 2014 timetable for a presidential election or the transition of security to Afghan forces that year to avoid overburdening the country. Fe...

  • Roche Q1 sales solid as Illumina bid battle rages
    2012-04-12 16:19:40 UTC
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said it would have to rethink its tactics if shareholders of reluctant U.S. bid target Illumina did not back its approach as it reported strong first-quarter pharmaceutical sales helped by top cancer drugs....

  • Somali pirates release Panama-flagged ship amid ransom reports
    2012-04-12 16:07:31 UTC
    HARGEISA (Reuters) - Somali pirates have released a Panama-flagged vessel they seized two months ago allowing it to continue on its way to the breakaway enclave of Somaliland, the ship's agent and a government official said on Thursday. Pirates...

  • 'Django Unchained' Poster: Quentin Tarantino's New Film Gets Minimalist Teaser (PHOTO)
    2012-04-12 15:34:00 UTC
    "Django Unchained" has its first poster, and fans of "Mad Men" and/or those hipster-y minimalist revisions on classic movie artwork will be delighted. Everyone else may scratch their heads wondering what the movie is actually called. Starring J...

  • Obama: Kanye A Jackass, But He's Talented
    2012-04-12 15:19:10 UTC
    Barack Obama thinks Kanye West is "smart" and "very talented," but isn't walking back his earlier comments on the controversial rapper. At a recent fundraiser in New York, the president said that though he likes West for being intelligent and from...

  • Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow dress at Avengers premiere
    2012-04-12 13:10:37 UTC
    AVENGERS beauty Scarlett Johansson looked the part on the red carpet — pouring her curves into a chic black dress. The actress, 27, stars as the sexy Black Widow in the upcoming superhero film. She was joined at its Hollywood premiere by co...

  • 'Marley' to stream on Facebook while in theaters
    2012-04-12 13:06:22 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. Such day-and-date releases have become ...

  • Lindsay Lohan Hotel Worker Says 'I Saw Her Get in THAT Fight'
    2012-04-12 13:01:42 UTC
    A man who worked at the Standard Hotel the night Lindsay Lohan allegedly attacked a woman claims he saw Lindsay there, and even broke up the fight. TMZ broke the story ... Marisa Dugas went to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and filed an incide...