News Corp.’s UK troubles give ammunition to its US critics
With the phone-hacking scandal that took down News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid showing no signs of slowing down, media watchdogs and industry observers are starting to wonder whether the flames engulfing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s ambitions in Britain could eventually bring heat to his U.S. operations.
Obama calls lawmakers to White House for debt-limit talks
President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday for another round of negotiations on the debt limit, saying an agreement was within reach to avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
Japan rushes to save quake victims and stave off nuclear disaster
The number of missing and feared dead in Japan’s epic earthquake soared early Sunday as a reeling nation struggled to contain a nuclear crisis, pluck people in tsunami-inundated areas to safety, quell blazes and provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people left homeless and dazed.
Senior al-Qaida member surrenders to authorities in Yemen
A senior member of al-Qaida accused of planning the 2007 suicide bombing of a travel convoy that left eight Spanish tourists dead gave himself up to authorities in the central Yemeni province of Marib, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
- Senate probe: SC gov broke law on state travel South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford broke state law when he charged taxpayers for more expensive business and first-class flights, according to the chairman of the legislative committee investigating Sanford's international travel.
- Results of Jackson autopsy to remain sealed Coroner's investigators have completed their probe into the death of Michael Jackson but are not releasing the results yet, authorities said Monday.
- 47 spend 'surreal' 6 hours in grounded plane By its sixth hour sitting on a deserted tarmac, Continental Express Flight 2816 had taken on the smell of diapers and an overwhelmed lone toilet.
- Alaska lawmakers begin special session The Alaska Legislature opened a special session Monday with legislators expected to try to override former Gov. Sarah Palin's veto of roughly $28 million in federal stimulus funds intended for energy projects.
- Judge approves Michael Jackson film Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major deal to produce a movie fashioned from footage of his final rehearsals.
- Obama predicts 'sensible' health care win President Barack Obama predicted Monday that Congress would pass his sweeping health care overhaul this fall as more "sensible and reasoned arguments" prevail. But he said immigration changes, another politically explosive subject, would have to wait until next year.
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