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Wife of Justice Thomas regrets call to Hill

BOSTON (Reuters) – The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said on Friday that a recent telephone call to Anita Hill, the woman at the center of a 1991…

Clinton: Iran faces choices in nuclear talks

MANAMA (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday urged Iran to enter into next week’s nuclear talks in good faith and warned of more pressure and isolation if…

BP says spill flow lower than government estimate: panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BP Plc believes the actual flow rate of its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may have been significantly less than the government’s final estimate,…

U.S.-South Korea trade pact nears with tariff deal: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea has agreed to give the United States five years to phase out a 2.5 percent tariff on Korean-built cars rather than cut the tariff immediately,…

Obama in Afghanistan, says troops making progress

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) – President Barack Obama praised American troops for “important progress” against militants in Afghanistan, during an unannounced visit to a U.S. airbase outside the capital…

Hillary Clinton says no White House run, muses on next job

MANAMA (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she would not run for president and her current job as secretary of state was probably her last public position and she would…

Senate to take symbolic votes on taxes Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate will vote on two Democratic options to extend some Bush-era tax cuts on Saturday, its Democratic leader said, measures likely to fail but highlight deep…

Military chiefs urge against ending gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Military chiefs told the Senate on Friday they opposed ending the armed forces’ ban on gays anytime soon, urging caution over President Barack Obama’s effort to repeal…

Senate should extend middle class tax cuts: Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the Senate to vote to extend tax cuts for middle class Americans, following the example of the House of Representatives.…

Russia says leaked cables show U.S. cynicism

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said leaked embassy cables showed the “cynicism” of U.S. diplomacy but suggested they would not seriously upset improving ties…