Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1770)

Daring raid frees aid workers in Afghanistan

NATO special forces rescued two foreign women and killed five kidnappers in a “breathtaking” pre-dawn raid Saturday on a cave in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Badakhshan province. The women, who worked for Swiss-based charity Medair, were named as Briton Helen Johnston, 28, and Kenyan Moragwe Oirere, 26. Two Afghan colleagues…

Protest groups converge to denounce secretive Bilderberg conference

Annual off-the-record finance gathering attracts protesters from disparate groups, but they often have a similar goal in mind The gathering outside the Westfield Marriott hotel in Chantilly included Ron Paul supporters, Occupy veterans, members of the 9/11 truth movement and Oath Keepers, a Tea Party-affiliated group comprised of military and…

American nuns’ group signals opposition to Vatican overhaul

The group that represents Catholic sisters in the United States signaled Friday it would challenge a Vatican attempt to pull its doctrine closer toward conservative church policy. In a statement, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said it would send a high-level delegation to Rome on June 12 to meet…

No tolerance for corruption: Walmart chairman

Walmart chairman Robson Walton vowed Friday that the world’s largest retailer would not tolerate corrupt acts, in the wake of a scandal about bribes the company allegedly paid in Mexico. Speaking to shareholders at their annual general meeting, Walton promised “a thorough and comprehensive inquiry” into the Mexico accusations and…

McCain slams Obama administration over Iran cyber attack leaks

US Senator John McCain on Saturday accused President Barack Obama’s administration of leaking details of a reported cyber attack on Iran and other secret operations to bolster the president’s image in an election year. “Again we see these leaks to the media about ongoing operations, which is incredibly disturbing. Doesn’t…

Navy to shift most of fleet to Pacific by 2020

The United States will shift the majority of its naval fleet to the Pacific by 2020 as part of a new strategic focus on Asia, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta told a summit in Singapore. The decision to deploy more ships to the Pacific Ocean, along with expanding a network of…

Clinton says his remarks on Romney were ‘twisted’

When former President Bill Clinton told told CNN on Thursday that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “had a sterling business career,” his words were quickly taken as undermining the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s “job-killing” record at Bain Capital. On Friday, however, Clinton used an appearance at a rally…

Dow Jones takes 275 point hit after bad jobs report

NEW YORK — US stocks dropped more than two percent Friday, with the Dow turning negative for the year for the first time, after poor labor market figures showing a meager 69,000 jobs were added in May. That combined with dismal data on industry from the US, Europe, China and…

Connecticut Gov. signs nation’s most restrictive medical marijuana bill into law

With Gov. Dannel Malloy’s (D) signature on Friday, Connecticut became the 17th state to allow doctors to recommend marijuana for medical uses, setting up what will be the most restrictive regulatory framework for dispensing the drug anywhere in the nation. “For years, we’ve heard from so many patients with chronic…

U.S. military further investigating crass treatment of bodies in Afghanistan

The US military said Friday it was probing allegations of further misconduct by a Marine unit in Afghanistan that triggered outrage after members were seen in a video urinating on bloodstained corpses. US leaders in January condemned the behavior of the Marine unit and promised a full investigation. In the…

Google+