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Senate to Obama: Target deficit

Senate to Obama: Target deficit

Nearly two-thirds of the US Senate pressed President Barack Obama on Friday to back a “broad approach” of spending cuts, tax reforms, and curbing popular social programs to reduce the…

U.S. could hit debt limit by April 15

U.S. could hit debt limit by April 15

The United States is likely to hit its $14.29 trillion debt limit a little later than expected, the US Treasury said Tuesday, as lawmakers worked to avert a government shutdown.…

Is Mubarak’s outster a win for Democracy?

Is Mubarak’s outster a win for Democracy?

Western leaders hailed the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as a historic victory for people power and democracy, while China, Russia and Saudi Arabia called for stability on Saturday.…

Quick Robin! To the Bat-Plane!

Quick Robin! To the Bat-Plane!

A robotic, bat-winged bomber designed to take off from a US aircraft carrier has passed its first test in a debut flight in California, the US Navy said. The X-47B…

Senator: Pentagon paid billions to ‘fraudsters’

Senator: Pentagon paid billions to ‘fraudsters’

The US military paid 285 billion dollars over three years to hundreds of military contractors that defrauded the Pentagon over the same stretch of time, a US senator charged Wednesday.…

Democratic warning: No debt, no government

Democratic warning: No debt, no government

Senate Democrats warned Thursday of dire economic consequences if Congress fails to raise the US debt ceiling, saying it could prompt a shutdown of the federal government. “It’s playing with…

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The global warehouse for Internet addresses has run empty. The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of “IP” numbers that identify…

Economy hits highest growth five years

Economy hits highest growth five years

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America’s toxic political climate

America’s toxic political climate

Recriminations and soul-searching began over whether an inflamed political climate influenced a gunman to shoot a US congresswoman and 19 other people in Arizona. From the left and the right,…

Jihadist issues Christmas Day threat

Jihadist issues Christmas Day threat

A “jihadist” in an audiotaped threat said fireworks displays will set off terrorist bombs in countries celebrating Christmas, the SITE monitoring group said. The recording, titled “The Zero Hour has…