Barking dog sends plane to emergency landing

Barking dog sends plane to emergency landing

A small dog jumped out of its cage and bit a passenger and a flight attendant on a Phoenix-bound US Airways plane on Monday, forcing the captain to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh. The dog’s owner opened the cage despite being told not to, said Valerie Wunder, a spokeswoman for US Airways. The captain […]

U.S. to push Mideast peace: Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Washington would push Israeli and Palestinian leaders to solve the core issues standing in the way of peace, saying both must move forward despite a breakdown in U.S.-brokered direct negotiations. Read more

Obama calls in Clinton to help with tax fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called on a battle-scarred dealmaker, former President Bill Clinton, to help convince reluctant Democrats to back a compromise tax plan before rates rise for most Americans in January. Read more

In his element, Bill Clinton returns to White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bill Clinton basked in the spotlight again at the White House on Friday, holding court with the press and trying to use his popularity to help the current Democratic president pass a controversial tax deal. Read more

Senator urges U.S. to end funds to Haiti government

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – An influential U.S. senator on Friday urged President Barack Obama’s administration to suspend direct aid to Haiti’s government and visas for its top officials until it ensures a fair and democratic outcome to disputed national elections. Read more

U.S. to seek return of gay reference to U.N. measure

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States vowed on Friday to seek to restore to a U.N. General Assembly resolution against unjustified executions a reference to killings due to sexual orientation, cut out by Arab and African states. Read more

Obama aide says Iran may face more nuclear sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s adviser on arms control said on Friday Iran could face fresh international sanctions after talks in Switzerland this week at which Tehran refused to discuss uranium enrichment. Read more

Envoy Holbrooke feels ill, goes to hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, felt ill at the State Department and went to the hospital, the State Department said on Friday. Read more