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U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Monday it did not under-report the number of civilian deaths in the Iraq war or ignore prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces, rejecting…

U.S., S.Korea to meet on long-stalled free trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and South Korean trade officials will meet in San Francisco on Tuesday to discuss how to fix beef and auto trade problems that have blocked…

State races to redraw lines of power in Washington

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As Democrats struggle to keep their majorities in the U.S. Congress in the November 2 elections, the next decade of party control may well be determined by…

Treasury too rosy on bailout cost: TARP cop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s latest estimate of taxpayer costs of the Wall Street bailout is too rosy and could ultimately damage public trust in government, the top bailout…

Senate unlikely to follow House on yuan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate is unlikely to take up pending China currency legislation following a weekend promise by the Group of 20 economic powers to shun currency devaluations for…

Fox’s news shakeup not as dire as liberals feared

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Local news is losing viewers at an alarming rate, so News Corp. executives during the summer directed the company-owned stations to try something different: roundtable…

U.S.-South Korea aircraft carrier drill called off: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States and South Korean militaries have postponed an aircraft carrier drill in the Yellow Sea ahead of next month’s G20 summit in Seoul following strong…

Japan ruling party candidate suffers by-election loss

TOKYO (Reuters) – A senior member of Japan’s opposition Liberal Democratic Party defeated a ruling party candidate in a lower house by-election, in the latest sign of voter dissatisfaction with…

Top Democrat says election outlook improves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic Party chief said on Sunday he was feeling more optimistic that Democrats would retain control of the Congress, citing his party’s get-out-the vote efforts ahead…

Brown widens lead over Whitman in California race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Democrat Jerry Brown has more than doubled his lead over Republican rival Meg Whitman in the California governor’s race, gaining support from Latino voters after an…