Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2234)

U.S., Israeli military chiefs meet

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his US counterpart Leon Panetta met Monday at the Pentagon to discuss political changes in the region ahead of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. At the second Pentagon meeting for the two defense leaders since Panetta became Defense Secretary in…

Google under scrutiny over search dominance

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will take center stage at a Senate hearing Wednesday into whether the Internet giant is abusing its dominant position in online search. The Mountain View, California-based Google has drawn increasing scrutiny from US and European regulators as it has grown over the years from a…

Watch live: Clinton Global Initiative begins in New York

This video is a live stream from the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative. To find out more about the annual event, click here. Watch live streaming video from cgi_plenary at livestream.com…

China takes over as U.S. solar power firms fail

China’s solar power firms are emerging as the industry’s dominant force after the collapse of foreign competitors, but the new market leaders are already struggling with low prices and overcapacity. As the workshop of the world, China has used cheap labour and state support to build a solar industry from…

Whooping cough vaccine fades after 3 years: study

The vaccine for whooping cough commonly administered to young children loses its effectiveness after three years, according to the preliminary results of a new US study. The results released on Monday come from a survey of 15,000 children in Marin County, California, where an outbreak of the bacterial disease killed…

Michael Moore elated by Obama’s speech

Filmmaker and author Michael Moore said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that he was delighted by President Barack Obama’s speech on Monday. “I think what happened today was exactly what we’ve been wanting President Obama to do,” he said. “And he has to do more of it.” During his…

‘Birther queen’ may challenge Sen. Feinstein

A dentist, lawyer, and former real estate agent dubbed the “birther queen” for her several lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship may go up against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012. Orly Taitz told the Sacramento Bee that running against Feinstein would give her a platform to discuss issues the…

Linda McMahon gets back into Senate ring

NEW YORK — US wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon, who spent $50 million on a failed Senate election campaign in 2010, is climbing back into the ring for another bid next year, US media reports said. McMahon is expected to launch her new campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday at Coil…

Activists to protest Ahmadinejad in New York

NEW YORK — Activists vowed on Monday to greet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with angry protests when he visits New York for this week’s United Nations General Assembly. United Against Nuclear Iran, an advocacy group, has demanded that managers of the upscale Warwick Hotel refuse to host Ahmadinejad and his…

Washington state Democrats back marijuana legalization initiative

Washington state Democrats passed a resolution on Saturday to endorse Initiative 502, which would legalize the production and distribution of marijuana for sale to adults 21 and over through state-licensed stores. The resolution was passed by a 75 to 43 vote. The resolution (PDF) stated that thousands of Washington adults…

Google+