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Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to…

The cost-cutting battles begin

The cost-cutting battles begin

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama‘s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama’s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Jobs report should show modest gains

Jobs report should show modest gains

Economic growth is gaining momentum, with factories busy and service firms expanding, but one critical area still lags: job creation. The Labor Department will issue its January jobs report Friday,…

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak‘s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after…

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The global warehouse for Internet addresses has run empty. The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of “IP” numbers that identify…

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

As a supporter of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Cynthia Stroum was a superstar whose financial backing of the campaign landed her a plum diplomatic posting in Europe. As America’s ambassador…

U.S. in talks over possible Mubarak departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials said on Thursday they were discussing with Egyptians different scenarios for a transition of power, including one in which President Hosni Mubarak leaves office immediately.…

U.S. in talks over possible Mubarak departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials said on Thursday they were discussing with Egyptians different scenarios for a transition of power, including one in which President Hosni Mubarak leaves office immediately.…

Republican debt repayment bill "unworkable": Geithner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican plan to prioritize debt repayments if the United States breaches its $14.3 trillion borrowing limit is “unworkable”, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday. <a…