Posted: 11/18/2012 - With a second term locked down, President Obama is on his first post-reelection foreign trip to Southeast Asia, where he's expected to recognize emerging nations for their steps toward democracy and to try to strengthen ally support in the face of the United States' looming fellow superpower China.
Posted: 11/18/2012 - Remember that old advertising slogan "Where's The Beef?" In French, that translates to "Ou est le Boeuf?" . . . a question we've posed to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris:
Posted: 11/18/2012 - Families of those killed and some of the victims wounded in a shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora in July, will soon receive payments from a charitable fund set up on their behalf, the Colorado governor's office said Friday.
Posted: 11/18/2012 - Sen. Marco Rubio said the way to turn around the nation's struggling economy is not to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals, but rather to make "poor people richer" as he visited this politically important state in a trip certain to stoke speculation about Rubio's plans.
Posted: 11/18/2012 - Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz. - the onetime aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was shot alongside her in an assassination attempt nearly two years ago - was re-elected today after his Republican challenger conceded a race that for 10 days had been too close to call, azcentral.com reports.
Posted: 11/18/2012 - The pall of the fiscal cliff looms over a holiday shopping season that begins in less than a week. The National Retail Federation has been projecting $586 billion in holiday spending , a four-point one per cent increase over last year. But with America's fiscal future still a question mark, storeowners now are holding their breath.
Posted: 11/18/2012 - As Israeli airstrikes into Hamas-controlled Gaza expand from government targets into civilian areas, President Obama reiterated his support of Israel's "right to defend itself."
Posted: 11/17/2012 - A Kansas doctor won't have to post a bond while appealing the revocation of her medical license over referrals of young patients to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - FedEx and UPS have disclosed they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies, which are at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - The owner of 5-Hour Energy says a ban of his product over reports that some people with heart conditions experienced dangerous side effects would make about as much sense as banning peanuts because some people who eat them are deathly allergic.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says a New Mexico peanut company linked to a recent 20-state salmonella outbreak distributed contaminated peanut and almond butters after its own internal testing showed the products were contaminated.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - The Justice Department alleged Friday that Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay (EBAY), was intimately involved in making an anticompetitive agreement that prohibited eBay and Intuit (INTU) from hiring each other's employees.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - A 20-year-old man is in custody after his mother contacted the police, fearing that he was planning to commit mass murder at a "Twilight" screening and a Missouri Walmart.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - An upstate district attorney admitted on Friday that he had previously worked as a pornographic actor in the 1970s, despite previously repeatedly denying working in the adult film industry.
Posted: 11/17/2012 - The Coast Guard is searching for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted: 11/16/2012 - Rep. Peter King says David Petraeus' account differs from an earlier assessment. Lawmakers say Petraeus said his resignation had nothing to do with Benghazi.
Posted: 11/16/2012 - Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Drake's Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations.
Posted: 11/16/2012 - The platform is for production and not drilling, authorities say. The fire has been put out, reports the Houston-based firm in charge of the platform.
Posted: 11/16/2012 - At least four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying returning heroes to a banquet to honor them in West Texas, officials said Friday.
Posted: 11/16/2012 - Former CIA Director David Petraeus gave closed door briefings to Congress today that focused on not on his affair or his resignation, but on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and when exactly U.S. officials knew there were terrorist elements involved.
Updated: 11/16/2012 - A 20-year-old man is in custody after his mother contacted the police, fearing that he was planning to commit mass murder at a "Twilight" screening at a Missouri Walmart.