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U.S. consumer prices climb for 11th month

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US consumer prices rose for the 11th straight month in May but at a slower pace amid easing energy prices, official data showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent, the Labor Department said. Year-on-year, prices were up 3.6 percent, chewing away at…

Taliban could be split from Al-Qaeda: study

NEW YORK — The United States risks making an Afghan peace settlement ever harder by wrongly lumping together the Taliban and Al-Qaeda as a single force, US academics said in a study published Monday. The study, by two scholars from New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, challenges US policy…

Fox News accidentally makes ‘wary Republicans’ turn ‘weary’

Republicans, who once called for all health reform negotiations to be televised, became fodder for Comedy Central shows Thursday after party members suggested they wouldn’t attend a televised summit hosted by the White House. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mocked the GOP for claiming they were “wary” of President…

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