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Slow down or we’ll show you some leg

Slow down or we’ll show you some leg

We’ve all heard stories about people trying to sneak into the carpool lane with a “passenger.” One that can be made from cardboard or inflatable plastic, that is. But the…

Fat women are often poor women

Fat women are often poor women

Women who are poor are much more likely to be obese but men are not, U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday in a report that contradicts some common perceptions. They…

Obama tax deal drives up rates

Obama tax deal drives up rates

What the Federal Reserve giveth, Obama taketh away. The U.S. central bank’s $600 billion stimulus plan was supposed to lower interest rates. But President Barack Obama‘s tax deal with Republicans,…

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…

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,…

Alaska judge rejects Miller appeal in vote challenge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Tea Party candidate Joe Miller lost a crucial battle on Friday in his legal challenge to the write-in re-election victory claimed by Alaska Republican Senator Lisa…

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…

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…

U.S., China discussed North Korea, maritime security in talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese military officials met on Friday for “frank” and “candid” talks that included North Korea, maritime security and Iran, part of a bid to restart…

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…