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U.S. report spreads blame for BP oil spill

A key US government report spreads the blame for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, citing a bad cement job and poor management decisions by BP and its subcontractors. The finding by the agency that regulates offshore drilling could strengthen BP’s legal case for recovering some…

U.S. to sell 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq: Pentagon

The United States is “very close” to sealing a deal to sell 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, a top Pentagon official announced Wednesday. Iraq had frozen the $4.2 billion deal earlier this year amid the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings, but the prospects were “promising” for the contract to now…

Internet-enabled cars all the rage at auto fair

Following smartphones and tablet computers, motorists look set to be the next big market for connected devices as automakers wow crowds with the latest Internet-enabled models at the IAA motor show. The times are long past when car shows reeked of motor oil and fans were obsessed with engine power…

Huntsman: Every president becomes irrelevant after two years

Jon Huntsman, Republican presidential candidate and former ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, made a gaffe Tuesday night while criticizing Obama’s jobs package at a town hall in New Hampshire. Huntsman called the $447 billion bill “irrelevant,” according to the Associated Press. The former Utah governor said that after…

Paintings of banks on fire turn art teacher into celebrity

The Los Angeles art scene is abuzz over 41-year-old teacher Alex Schaefer after one of his paintings, showing a Chase bank branch set ablaze, sold on eBay for $25,200. But before he broke the bank (literally and figuratively), Schaefer had to stare down Los Angeles police detectives in July, and…

WATCH LIVE: Obama talks jobs in North Carolina

President Barack Obama was schedule Wednesday to talk about his jobs bill in Raleigh, North Carolina. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 14, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

‘NRA’ draws louder cheers than ‘Christian values’ at Perry’s Liberty University event

Rev. Jerry Falwell may have founded Liberty University, but students there seemed more interested in firearms than Christ during a Wednesday event featuring Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Mention of the National Rifle Association (NRA) drew noticeably louder cheers than did the notion of “Christian values,” which only prompted a…

Lawsuit: News Corp. directors knew about U.S. hacking a decade ago

The board of directors for News Corporation knew that two of its U.S. subsidiaries were involved in illegal hacking efforts against competitors but did nothing to stop it, according to a lawsuit filed this week by shareholders. The allegations point to News America Marketing and NDS Group, two News Corp.…

Pennsylvania electoral college tinkering could spell 2012 trouble for Obama

Though Pennsylvania has voted Democrat in every presidential election for the past two decades and President Barack Obama won the state 55-44 in 2008, a Republican legislative tactic could cost him a 2012 victory there even if he wins the state’s popular vote. Pennsylvania’s Republican leadership is taking advantage of…

Issa declines investigation into News Corp. phone hacking

For a congressman who isn’t afraid to start up an investigation, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) sure was cautious when the idea of probing into News Corporation was presented to him. The House Oversight committee chairman appeared on Fox News Tuesday evening and declined to investigate the Murdoch corporation. News Corp.…

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