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Spuds in schools become a political hot potato

The humble potato is at the center of a political food fight in Washington over what American children should be eating in their school cafeterias. Opening a new front in its war on obesity, the US Department of Agriculture wants to limit servings of “starchy vegetables” to no more than…

Clinton urges backing for women in Arab world

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed a draft Senate resolution backing the rights of women in the Arab world as the region is swept by political upheavals. “Women must be included in every aspect of political and institutional reform, because we know that no government…