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2 years 6 months ago

Obama says nation needs 'Buffett Rule'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the nation can't afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans "who don't need them and didn't even ask for them." Obama is using his weekly radio and Internet address to urge Americans to ask their member of Congress to support...

3 years 9 months ago

Man sentenced in 1968 hijacking

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen convicted of hijacking a plane from New York to Cuba four decades ago has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Luis Armando Pena Soltren was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. Authorities say he and co-defendants brought pistols and knives...

4 years 3 weeks ago

2 Japanese, American share Nobel Prize for Chemistry

American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki have won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis. According to Chemistry World, this allows "a way to forge new carbon-carbon bonds with precision and under mild reaction conditions." Richard Heck of...

4 years 1 month ago

Senate moves toward saving US jobs

The Senate is headed toward a vote on a bill to punish corporations that send jobs overseas. Senate Democrats are trying to claim the loss of jobs overseas as a campaign issue just before Congress heads home for the November elections. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a...

4 years 1 month ago

Chinese mountain rescue team visits Colorado

Members of a Chinese rescue team that helped recover the bodies of three American climbers last year trained with their counterparts in Colorado this week. The Sichuan Mountaineering Association helped recover the bodies of Micah Dash and Jonny Copp of Boulder and Wade Johnson of Minnesota. Eight members of...

4 years 1 month ago

Jump in US homes lost to foreclosure

New foreclosure data shows lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis three years ago. Foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac Inc. says 95,364 homes were repossessed by lenders last month. That's an increase of 25 percent from the same...

4 years 1 month ago

American hiker released

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - American Sarah Shourd says she's grateful to Iran's president and other officials for her release from a Tehran prison, calling it an "humanitarian gesture." Shourd was flown out of captivity into the arms of her mother waiting in Oman today. She was released after arrangements...

4 years 2 months ago

Toyota recalls Corollas, Matrixes

Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem. Federal...

4 years 3 months ago

BP confirms Hayward departure as CEO

BP says Tony Hayward will step down as chief executive officer Oct. 1, to be succeeded by American Robert Dudley. In a statement accompanying its earnings update on Tuesday, BP says the decision was made by "mutual agreement." BP also reports it has taken a pretax charge of $32.2...

4 years 3 months ago

US trade deficit balloons in May

The U.S. trade deficit widened in May to the highest level in 18 months as a rebounding economy pushed up demand for imports of foreign-made cars, computers and clothing. The Commerce Department says the trade deficit increased 4.8 percent to $42.3 billion, the largest imbalance since November 2008. ...

4 years 3 months ago

Americans' credit scores sink to new lows

New figures show millions more Americans have credit scores that could prevent them from getting credit cards, auto loans or mortgages under the tighter lending standards banks now use. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers - nearly 43.4 million people - now have a...

4 years 4 months ago

Five Americans convicted in Pakistan

SARGODHA, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court has convicted five young American men on terror charges and sentenced them each to 10 years in prison. The five Muslims from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., were arrested in December. Prosecutors say e-mail records and witness statements prove they had...

4 years 5 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 5 months ago

Astronauts make final spacewalk of mission

The Atlantis astronauts are making one last spacewalk before leaving the International Space Station. Two of the shuttle crew ventured out Friday morning to finish installing fresh station batteries. It's the third spacewalk this week for the visiting astronauts. Spacewalkers Garrett Reisman and Michael Good will plug in...

4 years 5 months ago

Census: Americans are on the move

Americans are changing addresses again--but they're not going very far. Census figures released Monday show that 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, or 37.1 million people, moved to a new home last year. That's up from a 60-year low of 11.9 percent, or 35.2 million, in 2008. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Woman believed oldest in America dies

A New Hampshire woman certified as the oldest person living in the United States has died. Mary Josephine Ray died Sunday at a Westmoreland nursing home at 114 years and 294 days old. Katherine Ray said Monday that her grandmother remained spry until about two weeks before her...

4 years 9 months ago

USA Swine flu death count rises

A new government estimate says swine flu has sickened about 55 million Americans and killed about 11,160. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimates on Friday, which cover roughly the first eight months of the pandemic - from April through mid-December. The CDC last estimated that through...

4 years 9 months ago

10 fastest-growing professions

Now that the dismal 2009 job market is behind us, it's time to focus on job opportunities. Among the jobs expected to see the most growth this year and in the years ahead are biomedical engineer and registered nurse, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' projections through 2018....

4 years 9 months ago

Study: Risk of homegrown terror exaggerated

A new study of homegrown terrorism in the United States says that the threat of radicalization among American Muslims has been overstated. Researchers identified 139 American Muslims who had been accused of planning or carrying out terror-related violence since the September 11 attacks. The report's authors say that number is...

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