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Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials were angry today over reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to supply the embattled Syrian regime with military equipment, but Iraq demanded evidence to back up the American accusati…

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The White House is making extra efforts to discourage the Israelis from launching a preemptive strike against Iran to cripple its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in The New York Times, the administration “…

The Seven Most Expensive Places to Live in the US

The Seven Most Expensive Places to Live in the US

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You may have suspected it all along, but the data backs it up: Manhattan is, once again, the most expensive place to live in the United States.That’s according to an index of 300 cities published by the Council for Commun…

London Olympics End with US Leading in All Medal Categories

London Olympics End with US Leading in All Medal Categories

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(LONDON) — Day 16 of the London Summer Olympics proved to be a fitting conclusion to the Games for Team USA, which finished the way it started by winning a couple of medals.The U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Spain…

US Women’s Soccer Team Advances to the Finals

US Women’s Soccer Team Advances to the Finals

Stanley Chou/Getty Images(LONDON) — The United States women’s soccer team defeated Canada on Monday, 4-3 behind Alex Morgan’s go-ahead goal in the final minute of extra time.Morgan scored the game-winner when she sent the ball over the hea…

US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The White House pushed back a bit Wednesday from comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the effectiveness of economic sanctions on Iran to stop it from developing nuclear weapons.Netanya…

House Passes New Sanctions Against Iran

House Passes New Sanctions Against Iran

iStockphoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: By unanimous consent, the Senate passed the new sanctions on Iran Wednesday night without amendments or changes to the House-passed legislation.  The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
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A US Blackout as Large as India’s? ‘Very Unlikely’

A US Blackout as Large as India’s? ‘Very Unlikely’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As India recovers from a blackout that left the world’s second-largest country — and more than 600 million residents — in the dark, a ripple of uncertainty moved through the Federal Regulatory Commission&rsqu…

2012 Olympics: US vs. China — The New Cold War?

2012 Olympics: US vs. China — The New Cold War?

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — Is China the new Soviet Union at the Olympics? It sure looked that way Tuesday.At the center of this new Cold War is Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who came from fourth place Tuesday to win gold in th…

Michael Phelps Sets Olympic Record With 19th Medal

Michael Phelps Sets Olympic Record With 19th Medal

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record Tuesday for most career Olympic medals, with his 19th.After the United States won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s gymnastics since the 1996 Games in Atlant…

Kevin Durant Leads USA Basketball Over France, 98-71

Kevin Durant Leads USA Basketball Over France, 98-71

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(LONDON) — The United States men’s basketball team tipped off Group A preliminary action Sunday with a 98-71 victory over France. Forward Kevin Durant led the way for the Stars and Stripes with 22 points and nine rebound…

Severe Weather Pounds Across the US; Thousands Without Power

Severe Weather Pounds Across the US; Thousands Without Power

Jason A. Camhi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thousands remain without power Friday morning after powerful thunderstorms thrashed through long stretches of the U.S.  Hail, heavy rain and winds up to 70 mph pounded cities from Dallas to Boston, claiming…

Russia Protests Latest Adoption Abuse Case in Virginia

Russia Protests Latest Adoption Abuse Case in Virginia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The Russian government is seizing on the case of an adopted Russian boy in Virginia whose foster parents were arrested last week for allegedly abusing him — the latest in a string of abuses that have gotten a lot of a…

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — 2012 London Olympics – Women’s Soccer: The United States beat France, 4-2. Forward Alex Morgan led the way for the Stars and Stripes with two goals.MLB: The Chicago White Sox (53-45) socked the Minnesota Twi…

Iran: We Can Hit US Bases in ‘Minutes’

Iran: We Can Hit US Bases in ‘Minutes’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An Iranian military commander said that his country has detailed contingency plans to strike nearly three dozen U.S. military bases in the region should Iran be attacked, local media reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. …

Report: US, Israel Designed Malware to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program

Report: US, Israel Designed Malware to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — What appears to be a routine Microsoft update is in reality malware meant to cripple Iran’s nuclear program.U.S. and Western officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that the comp…

Fisker May Never Build Electric Cars in US

Fisker May Never Build Electric Cars in US

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The luxury carmaker Fisker Automotive continues to signal it could ditch plans to build its next generation hybrid electric vehicle in the United States, despite the nearly $200 million in Obama admin…

What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?

What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Alaska is known for its panoramic views, diverse wildlife and stunning mountaintops peaked with snow.  What it takes to stay warm and safe among those wild animals and frigid temperatures, however, has earned th…

9 Most Expensive American Cities

9 Most Expensive American Cities

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What drives costs in the most expensive cities in the U.S.? The answer is housing. But the nationwide trend of falling home prices won’t knock the city with the highest cost of living, New York, out of the top spo…

West Will Talk Tough Despite Apparent Iran-IAEA Deal

West Will Talk Tough Despite Apparent Iran-IAEA Deal

IIPA via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — The White House warily welcomed news Tuesday of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency coming to an agreement to allow U.N. inspectors access to key nuclear scientists and research facilities that have been ba…

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