Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2533)

Obama focuses on domestic issues after Osama bin Laden’s death

WASHINGTON — His commander-in-chief credentials burnished by the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama is now seeking to shore up a shaky domestic standing on issues critical to his 2012 reelection bid. Obama will this week tackle the slowly recovering economy — on which voters give him perilously…

Big-name GOP candidates slow to start 2012 presidential race

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Big-name Republicans have been slow to enter the 2012 presidential race, giving lesser-known candidates a chance to break through in key early voting states like Iowa. With the first Republican debate already over and just nine months until Iowa becomes the first state to choose its…

Bin Laden death rekindles torture debate

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Osama bin Laden’s death has reignited debate over the George W. Bush administration’s use of harsh interrogation methods, with supporters claiming the program led to the Al-Qaeda leader’s capture. Key intelligence over the identity of a courier — among the few men bin Laden trusted — who…

Osteen Megachurch volunteer charged with child abuse

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A volunteer at a Texas church home to the largest congregation in the United States has been charged with sexually abusing an autistic child. Alvaro Daniel Guzman, 25, was charged with indecency with a child over a February 2010 incident at a Lakewood Church activities program for…

Wisconsin Republicans rushing to pass agenda ahead of recalls

In Wisconsin, the Republicans in the state government are hoping to rush a packed slate of radical measures through the Legislature within the next eight weeks. Critics accuse them of accelerating the ratification process to get ahead of this summer’s recall elections and the possibility of Democrats taking a majority…

Canadian woman survives 7 weeks lost in remote area of Nevada

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 56 year-old Canadian woman stranded in a van for seven weeks on a remote dirt road in northern Nevada survived on snow and some trail mix until hunters discovered her, authorities said on Saturday. With Rita Chretien recovering in an Idaho hospital following her rescue on Friday afternoon, searchers are looking for…

Rachel Maddow and Meghan McCain go to the gun show

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow visited a convention of the National Rifle Association with NRA member Meghan McCain, making good on a promise she had made to McCain earlier. The two discussed and debated gun policy, which is where McCain said she gets “really conservative.” “My problem is when it becomes…

Pilot refuses to fly two Muslim men to tolerance conference

Two Muslim men were removed from a flight bound for North Carolina before the plane took off Friday, reportedly because they were clad in traditional Muslim garb, making the pilot and other passengers uncomfortable. The two men, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul, are both imams and were headed to a…

Death of toddler after circumcision probed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday it was investigating the case of a 2-year-old boy who died shortly after getting circumcision surgery. Jamaal Coleson Jr. of Brooklyn died shortly after undergoing the procedure at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan on Tuesday.…

Accused California serial killer to represent himself

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A photographer accused of killing four northern California women whose first and last names began with the same letter was given permission on Friday to act as his own attorney as the case proceeds. Joseph Naso, 77, told Marin County Superior Court Judge Andrew Sweet in…

Google+