U.S. stocks fell for a second day and the dollar weakened against the yen before a two-day Federal Reserve meeting. European stocks were little changed while cotton led commodities higher. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which closed at a five- year high last week, lost 0.1 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York. The dollar declined 0.2 percent versus the… Read more →
Charles Osgood, the host of CBS Sunday Morning, shocked many viewers when he introduced a segment that called for the abolishment of the U.S. Constitution. “Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it,” Osgood asked his viewers. He then introduced Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman — who launched into a lengthy essay… Read more →
Swiss scientists are preparing to unveil a humanoid robot which they say represents a future in which automotons co-exist naturally with people. Called “Roboy”, the robot has been designed to function much like a person, for use as a helper in the factory or the home. Basmah Fahim has more.
Holland’s monarch tells her country that “responsibility for our nation should now lie in the hands of a new generation” as she passes the reigns to her son Prince Willem-Alexander.
A sheriff who urged Milwaukee-area residents in a radio ad to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves is dismissing pointed criticism from the city’s mayor — calling the mayor’s response “weak” and telling Fox News “my job is to protect the public.” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stirred controversy after releasing a 30-second radio ad saying… Read more →
Ministers today admitted Britain is facing “very, very grave difficulties” after figures showed the economy did not grow at all in 2012. Both George Osborne, the Chancellor, and Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said they do not underestimate the scale of the challenge but insisted the Goverment is on a “path of repairing our public finances”. Despite… Read more →
Tensions are escalating anew in the East China Sea, as Japan’s coastguard fired water cannon to repel a Taiwanese fishing boat, entering the waters around a group of disputed islands. Some fear the fight between Japan, Taiwan and China over the islands could lead to all out war.
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned Thursday it plans to conduct more long-range rocket launches and carry out a “high-level” nuclear test targeted at the United States in response to a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning its December rocket launch and expanding sanctions. The National Defense Commission, North Korea’s top military body, denounced Tuesday’s U.N. resolution to censure and… Read more →
Photo Credit Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted today to approve a three-month extension of the debt limit in a bill that concurrently pressures lawmakers to adopt a budget or have their pay withheld. The vote passed by a count of 285-144. Thirty-three Republicansopposed the measure, while 86 Democrats voted to approve it, sending the legislation to the… Read more →
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her long-awaited testimony Wednesday on the Benghazi terror attack by taking “responsibility” — but she used the full day of hearings to repeatedly deny involvement in key controversies and pointedly reject the allegations of Republican lawmakers. The feisty testimony before House and Senate committees, likely to be the outgoing secretary’s last, elicited praise from… Read more →