Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2087)

Obama sounds alarm over Romney campaign cash

MIAMI — US President Barack Obama, renowned as a champion fundraiser who piled up $750 million in 2008, warned supporters he would be outspent by his foe Mitt Romney in this year’s election. The president lashed the Republican for huddling last weekend at a “secretive retreat” for rich donors and…

In win for Obama, EPA regulations on emissions upheld by appeals court

In win for Obama, EPA regulations on emissions upheld by appeals court In a major win for the Obama administration’s climate pollution policy, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unanimously on Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency had lawfully determined that greenhouse-gas emissions pose…

Senate reaches deal on student loan rates

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers said they reached an election-year deal keeping interest rates from doubling on millions of student loans, and were nearly there on a bill securing long-term funding for US roads, bridges and railways. Student loan rates are set to double after Saturday, from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, if…

Obama ally Sen. McCaskill to skip Democratic convention

WASHINGTON — One of US President Barack Obama’s top backers in Congress, Senator Claire McCaskill, will skip September’s Democratic convention as she focuses on her own tough re-election battle, her office said Tuesday. “Generally speaking, Claire has not gone to the national convention when she is on the ballot because…

U.S. condemns Sudan crackdown on protests

WASHINGTON — A crackdown on protestors will not solve Sudan’s political and economic crises, a US official said, condemning the assault and detention of protestors. “Sudan’s economic crisis cannot be solved by arresting and mistreating protesters,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. “There have been reports of protestors being beaten,…

Screenwriter Nora Ephron dies aged 71: reports

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-nominated Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron who penned such romantic comedies as “When Harry met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle” has died, US media said. She was 71. A noted American journalist, essayist, writer as well as producer and director, Ephron wrote and directed her last film “Julia…

Salman Rushdie fatwa turned into Iranian video game

Salman Rushdie was the target of a notorious fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, 23 years ago. Now, the author of The Satanic Verses is the subject of an Iranian computer game aimed at spreading to the next generation the message about his…

News Corp mulls media, entertainment unit split

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said Tuesday it was considering a “restructuring” that would split off its larger entertainment division from struggling publishing businesses. The New York-based company confirmed reports earlier in the day and said the move would “separate its business into two distinct publicly traded companies.” The statement followed…

24 nabbed in U.S.-led cybercrime finance sting

NEW YORK — At least 24 people were arrested in the United States and abroad in a US-led sting operation targeting cyber criminals buying and selling stolen credit card information, officials said Tuesday. “Operation Card Shop” targeted “sophisticated, highly organized cyber criminals involved in buying and selling stolen identities, exploited…

Biden says Romney good at creating jobs — in China

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden kept the pressure on Mitt Romney’s White House bid Tuesday, lampooning the Republican as an expert at job creation — in rival China and growing economic power India. President Barack Obama’s re-election team pounced last week on a Washington Post report that former private…

Google+