Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1363)

Rep. Darrell Issa accuses IRS contractor of making false statements

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia company inappropriately secured contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service based on false statements and personal ties to an IRS official, the top Republican investigator in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday. A report issued…

White House threatens to veto House’s agricultural funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto the agricultural funding bill awaiting debate in the House, saying it would weaken regulation of the futures market and might force the furlough of meat inspectors, shutting down meat processing plants. The White House said in a statement that…

Israel resists U.S. calls for establishment of Palestinian state

Just days before Washington’s top diplomat returns to push for a resumption of direct peace talks, a growing number of Israeli ministers are openly expressing their opposition to the two-state solution. US Secretary of State John Kerry due to hold a fresh round of talks on Thursday with Prime Minister…

Federal appeals court to hear oral arguments in net neutrality case next month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday set September 9 as the date for oral arguments in the so-called net neutrality case that could be seminal for federal regulation of Internet traffic. The highly anticipated hearings, originally expected to take place this past spring, will pit…

Barney Frank mocks the rantings and ravings of Bill O’Reilly

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) recently described appearing on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor as a degrading experience. Frank told HuffPost Live that Bill O’Reilly liked to think of himself as a “tough” guy, but the Fox News host was really a “total jerk” who controlled his guests’ microphones.…

Russia: U.S. demands to hand over Edward Snowden are ‘ravings and rubbish’

By Alexei Anishchuk and Thomas Grove MOSCOW/NAANTALI, Finland (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday a former U.S. spy agency contractor sought by the United States was in the transit area of a Moscow airport but ruled out handing him over to Washington, dismissing U.S. criticisms as “ravings and…

Democrats vow to restore voting protections after Supreme Court ruling

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to push to restore protections for the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a core provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.…

Catholic bishops: Indefinite detention ‘wounds the moral reputation of our nation’

The top of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States on Tuesday called on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison facility. In a letter, Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops described the situation of detainees in…

Science fiction fans to honor author Richard Matheson after death

Science fiction legend Richard Matheson is to be honored in Los Angeles on Wednesday for his life work following his death Sunday at the age of 87. A prolific novelist and screenwriter, Matheson saw many of his writings become major motion pictures, including “I Am Legend” starring Will Smith in…

U.S. authorities urge widespread Hepatitis C testing in baby boomers

US authorities on Tuesday urged all adults born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C, saying millions of Americans are unaware that they are infected with the liver disease. The so-called baby boom generation accounts for three out of four people with hepatitis C, according to Albert…

Google+