Gun groups predict assault weapons ban will fail in Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gun rights groups on Sunday forecast that bids to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips would fail in Congress, as Vice President Joe Biden prepares this week to give President Barack Obama proposals to curb gun violence. ...
Gun groups: Push to ban assault weapons will fail
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gun rights groups on Sunday forecast that bids to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips would fail in Congress, as Vice President Joe Biden prepares this week to give President Barack Obama proposals to curb gun violence. ...
France bombs Mali rebels, African states ready troops
BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - French aircraft pounded Islamist rebels in Mali for a second day on Saturday and neighboring West African states sped up their plans to deploy troops in an international campaign to prevent groups linked to al Qaeda expanding their power base. ...
France bombs Mali rebels, African states ready troops
BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - French aircraft pounded Islamist rebels in Mali for a second day on Saturday and neighboring West African states sped up their plans to deploy troops in an international campaign to prevent groups linked to al Qaeda expanding their power base. ...
Americans feel austerity's bite as payroll taxes rise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are beginning to feel the pinch from Washington's decision to embrace austerity measures aimed at bringing down the nation's budget deficit. ...
Obama, Karzai accelerate end of U.S. combat role in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on Friday to speed up the handover of combat operations in Afghanistan to Afghan forces, raising the prospect of an accelerated U.S. withdrawal from the country and underscoring Obama's determination to wind down a long, unpopular war. ...
U.S. forces to move to Afghan support role in spring: Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said U.S. and coalition forces will move to a support role in the Afghan conflict this spring. ...
Exclusive: JP Morgan faces U.S. order to improve compliance - sources
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory probe of JP Morgan Chase & Co is expected to result in an order that the bank correct lapses in how it polices suspect money flows, in an action expected as soon as Friday, people familiar with the situation said. ...
Afghan troop levels top agenda for Obama-Karzai talks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will hold a critical round of talks on Friday that could help determine how fast the United States withdraws troops from Afghanistan and whether it leaves a residual force after 2014. ...
Boeing Dreamliner hit by two more mishaps in Japan
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a cracked cockpit window and an oil leak on separate flights in Japan on Friday - the latest in a series of incidents to test confidence in the sophisticated new aircraft. ...
Biden draws NRA ire in drive against gun violence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce U.S. gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights. ...
Biden task force likely to urge gun buyer background checks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday his task force on reducing gun violence is likely to recommend background checks for all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips as part of a plan to be given to President Barack Obama by next Tuesday. ...
Jobless claims rise last week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but seasonal volatility makes it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market's health. ...
Obama to announce Lew nomination as Treasury chief Thursday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to announce his nomination of White House chief of staff and budget expert Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday at an event at 1:30 p.m. ET (1330 GMT), a White House official said. ...
Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury chief Thursday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidante to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit. ...
Would You Do These Things when you Invest?
This Guest Post was written by Rachel Fox.I recently visited the GoodTrader’s blog site at www.stopmarketrisk.com and read among the many blogs this one called 10 Things You Should Never Do. I am always open to learning and I wanted to compare notes with GoodTrader and anyone else who has an opinion on this. What works for one person may or may not work for the other, and sharing experiences and opinions make us better investors. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with GoodTrader on each of these and wh...
Interesting birds in Bulgaria-Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
I'm going to start series of posts about some of the interesting birds in Bulgaria. I will try to talk about rare birds from my hometown region. The first post will be about the Black Stork  (Ciconia nigra). This bird is very,very rare in Bulgaria ,but near Belogradchik there are several lakes where you can see Black Storks. The nearest of them is the Dubrava lake which is 5 kilometers from Belogradchik. Slightly smaller than the White Stork, the Black Stork is a large bird, 95 to 100 cm ...
Freed Iranians arrive in Damascus after prisoner swap
DAMASCUS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Forty-eight Iranians freed by Syrian rebels in exchange for more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported. ...
India lashes Pakistan after deadly Kashmir encounter
JAMMU, India (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Wednesday over a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir in which two Indian soldiers were killed, but the nuclear-armed rivals both appeared determined to prevent the clash escalating into a full diplomatic crisis. ...
AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American International Group Inc, the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008, said on Tuesday it is considering joining a lawsuit that claims the bailout terms were unfair, drawing angry condemnation from lawmakers. ...