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Rep. Tammy Baldwin ‘likely’ to run for U.S. Senate seat

Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) said she is likely to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), making her possibility the first openly gay member of the Senate. Seventy-six-year old Kohl announced in May that he would not seek reelection to a fifth…

Doomsday preacher Harold Camping suffers stroke

The Christian talk radio preacher who recently engaged in a multimillion dollar advertising campaign predicting “the rapture” would spirit away millions of believers on May 21 has suffered a stroke, according to a published report. Harold Camping, the 89-year-old patron of the Oakland-based non-profit group Family Radio, was taken out…

Death toll from Joplin tornado rises to 141: officials

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The death toll from the May 22 Joplin, Missouri tornado has risen to 141, city officials said on Sunday. Lynn Iliff Onstot, public information officer for Joplin, said the city had identified three new victims who died from injuries sustained as a result of the twister. The…

Predictor of May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California evangelical broadcaster predicting Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to stay close to a TV or radio to monitor the unfolding apocalypse. Harold Camping, 89, previously made a failed prediction that Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994. But the…

U.S. CEO pay jumps 11 percent: survey

WASHINGTON — Compensation received by chief executives of the biggest US companies surged 11 percent over the past 12 months — to $9.3 million on average, The Wall Street Journal reported. Citing a study conducted for the newspaper by management consultancy Hay Group, The Journal said the increase was largely…

May Day protesters call for reform, voice frustration

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Demonstrators rallied at May Day events across the nation on Sunday, calling for reform on a host of issues and voicing frustration with President Barack Obama. May Day events in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin were considerably smaller than in past years, as some of the hope for…

Thousands march for May Day across inflation-hit Asia

HONG KONG — Thousands of people took to the streets across Asia on Sunday, marking May Day from Indonesia to South Korea with demands for better rights and wages for workers facing soaring living costs. Several thousand marched in Hong Kong in a noisy procession calling for stronger labour laws,…

SKorea ‘will be taking military action’ against NKorea, predicts former US Intel chief

The former chief of US intelligence warned Sunday that South Korea has lost its patience with provocations by North Korea and “will be taking military action.” Retired admiral Dennis Blair, who was director of national intelligence until May, said he did not think that hostilities would escalate into a larger…

Majority of Americans believe Afghanistan war going ‘badly’: poll

Some 44 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan, a significant rise from earlier this year, according to a CBS news poll released Thursday. In CBS’s last poll in May, only 37 percent of those questioned disapproved of the president’s approach to the…

Intelligence director knew his days were numbered

Powered by Mochila Intelligence director knew his days were numbered Writing on wall: So many rumors he’d get canned that Obama’s intelligence chief joked about it KIMBERLY DOZIER AP News May 21, 2010 06:17 EDT For months, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair has been a dead man walking — and…

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