Finally! Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get engaged
2012-04-13 22:42:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: Brangelina is engaged.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't set a wedding date yet, but their engagement "is a promise for the future," Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, said in an email Friday.
Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 36, have six children together. "Their...
House to try again to advance Keystone pipeline
2012-04-13 17:11:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will revive efforts to quickly advance the stalled Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and insist that approval for the project be part of a long-term deal to fund highways and other infrastructure.
Earlier this year, President...
Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force
2012-04-13 16:17:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves - even in public places - and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
However, there was also strong support from respondent...
U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have consequences.
"Their efforts to launch a missile...
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 site Wednesday in response to a Democratic strategist...
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 Korea's provocative action threatens regional secur...
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 campaign speech in New Hampshire later in the day is ...
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 an x-ray of a package at the building appeared to r...
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 continue their consultations about the tightness in glo...
Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
2012-04-12 02:05:44 UTC
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the U.S. general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with President Barack Obama.
Romney made a disputed claim t...
Trayvon Martin shooter charged with murder
2012-04-12 04:24:44 UTC
JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a move protesters had demanded for weeks in a racially charged cas...
Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
2012-04-12 00:31:43 UTC
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with President Barack Obama.
Romney made the unlikely claim that...
Obama, Romney trade blows as fight for White House narrows
2012-04-12 00:20:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fired sharp attacks at each other on Wednesday as they opened a seven-month battle for the White House that got ugly fast.
Both campaigns moved quickly to frame the choice for voters one day after Romney's chie...
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 moved quickly to frame the choice for voters one day ...
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 the United States.
Special prosecutor Angela C...
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. forces.
Under cover of darkness, Afghan soldie...
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 elitist who is out of touch with ordinary Americans.
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 attorneys said on Tuesday.
Lawyers Craig Sonne...
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 Tuesday.
Cyber experts from across the U.S. go...
Sanctions may cut Iran's oil output by 15 percent: U.S.
2012-04-10 20:37:15 UTC
(Reuters) - Iran's oil production could fall almost 15 percent this year due to reduced foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday in a report highlighting the growing strain on Tehran's oil sector even before factoring in the effect of new sanctions.
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.
Trailing in polls and fundraising, the conservative former...
Early History of the Alamo: Battle of the Alamo
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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 about timing of the planned rocket launch. "When will...
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 admitted to police that he shot three of the victims an...
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 George Zimmerman with a crime.
The case has capture...