Washington began bracing for a prolonged government shutdown on Tuesday, with House Republicans continuing to demand that the nation's new health-care law be delayed or repealed and President Obama and the Democrats refusing to give in.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the U.S. diplomatic outreach to Tehran, telling world leaders Iranian President Hasan Rouhani is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" determined to use a political thaw to advance his country's nuclear program.
ROME—Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta urged lawmakers Wednesday to "seize the moment" and steer the country away from "potentially fatal risks," hours ahead of a confidence vote that will decide whether his coalition government remains in office.
By Steve Gutterman. MOSCOW | Wed Oct 2, 2013 6:11am EDT. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy on Wednesday over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the ...
Almost 1,000 people were killed and more than 2,000 wounded in violence in Iraq in September, the UN has said. Baghdad was the worst affected province as 887 civilians and 92 members of the Iraqi Security Forces died nationwide.
The usually bustling District of Columbia is uniquely affected by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area's workforce ordered not to report to work.
Search and rescue officials plan to renew their efforts to locate a man and a woman missing in separate, remote parts of southwest Washington after a helicopter rescued two other hikers from waist-deep snow.
West Texas Intermediate fell for the ninth time in 10 days on signs of increasing oil inventories and concern that the U.S. government's first shutdown in 17 years will slow economic growth and demand for crude.
Republicans coined “Obamacare” as an ominous putdown—and to avoid ever having to refer to the president's signature health-care law by its loftier official title, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
A combine harvests soybeans on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio. The Department of Agriculture will cease all but essential functions during the shutdown, and no new rural loans or guarantees will be made.
Alums are invited back to The Heights to take part in activities that include the induction of this year's class into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame and the silver anniversary reunion of the 1988 BC football team that defeated Army in Dublin.
See videos, stories and photos from the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin. Golf Headlines. Team play not exactly how Muirfield fans know golf · Presidents Cup: Watch for mind games during play · Presidents Cup: Kuchar may be choice to ...
CLEVELAND - If Terry Francona's joking about chicken and beer, you know that he's back to being himself again. And if Francona's back to being himself, then that means he's not only got his sense of humor back after enduring the darkest days of his ...
April showers bring May flowers nowadays, but hundreds of millions of years ago, they didn't. Flowering plants didn't arise until dinosaurs roamed the Earth -- though according to new research, they popped up 100 million years earlier than we thought.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery (neoadjuvant setting).
In the decade since a landmark study uncovered the risks of taking hormone replacement therapy for disease prevention, some doctors have shied away from prescribing the drugs even for women with severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found. The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and ...