Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1994)

Judge orders psychological test for alleged White House shooter

WASHINGTON — A US federal judge on Monday ordered a psychological evaluation for the 21-year-old Idaho man accused of attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by firing an assault rifle at the White House. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez appeared in federal court in handcuffs and sporting long black hair and a…

Deficit ‘super committee’ fails to reach budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers abandoned their high-profile effort to rein in the country’s ballooning debt on Monday in a sign that Washington likely will not be able to resolve a dispute over taxes and spending until 2013. Republican and Democratic members of a 12-member congressional “super committee” said they were…

UC Davis chancellor a Bush appointee

Linda Katehi, the University of California-Davis Chancellor under rhetorical fire for ordering police to evict student protesters on Friday, was previously appointed to chair the Committee on the National Medal of Science appointment by President George W. Bush. The 12-member committee evaluates nominees for the National Medal of Science. She…

Romney admits destroying government records to thwart ‘opposition research team’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Monday that he and his team had destroyed official government records for purely political reasons. WCVB-TV reported Friday that as Romney’s term as governor Massachusetts was ending, all of his administration’s emails were wiped from the servers. At the same time, eleven of his…

UC Davis suspends police chief over pepper spraying students

A California university police chief has been put on administrative leave after the “chilling” use of pepper spray on protesters, caught on video, its chancellor said Monday. The effective suspension of University of California, Davis police chief Annette Spicuzza came a day after it announced similar measures against two officers seen in the video. UC Davis Chancellor Linda…

‘Anonymous’ targets pepper-spraying policeman

The online “hacktivist” group Anonymous published the personal contact details on Monday of a California university policeman who used pepper spray on protesters, and it urged supporters to flood him with phone calls and emails. YouTube videos of Friday’s incident on the campus of theUniversity of California, Davis have gone viral and led to the suspension of the…

Police investigate death threats against Walker recall activists

Police in Sun Prairie, Wisc. said Monday they were investigating reports of death threats made against two activists supporting the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R). Wisconsin residents Heather DuBois Bourenane and Tom Peer, who live in Sun Prairie and Madison, respectively, said they received early morning phone calls on…

Romney: Cut health care for the poor, not defense spending

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested using drastic cuts to health care for the poorest Americans to fund the Department of Defense. Speaking to employees of BAE Systems, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, the candidate said that President Barack Obama and members of the “super committee”…

U.S. existing-home sales pick up in October

Sales of previously owned homes in the United States rose slightly in October after falling the prior month as the depressed housing market struggles to gain traction, an industry report said Monday. Sales of so-called “existing” homes increased 1.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.97 million units, the National Association of…

Former AIG chief sues U.S. for $25 billion

Former American International Group chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg sued the US government for $25 billion Monday over the takeover of AIG at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. In a class action suit, Greenberg alleged that AIG shareholders lost most of their investments when the government unnecessarily took over AIG rather than just aiding…

Google+