China decries any U.S. involvement in Japan dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday denounced U.S. efforts to help in improving relations between Beijing and Tokyo which have been poisoned by a spat over a group of disputed islands, saying the argument was strictly bilateral. Read the full story from Reuters

Judges ask tough questions on Arizona immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and whether federal authority prevents the state from taking action. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans set to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke of President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Pentagon says Navy ships meeting likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. defense officials will meet soon, possibly this week, to review the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship program for a new class of warships that operate close to shore, a spokeswoman said. Read the full story from Reuters

Court keeps military ban on gays during appeal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops to remain in place while the Obama administration challenges a lower-court opinion declaring the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law unconstitutional. Read the full story from Reuters

Lockheed F-35 faces more delays, cost hikes: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp’s new F-35 fighter jet may be delayed by up to three years and its development cost could increase by up to $5 billion, sources familiar with the program said on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama seeks to blunt Republican attack over comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday he should not have used the word “enemies” to describe his political opponents as Republicans sought to make an issue of the comment a day before congressional elections. Read the full story from Reuters

California’s high-stakes elections go down to wire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It’s no coincidence that President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton visited California university campuses during the final weeks of the 2010 midterm election. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans set to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke of President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters