- The End Of An Era: Republican Sen. Richard Lugar Defeated In Indiana Primary
May 09 2012 12:17 AM
Six-term Sen. Dick Lugar was defeated in Indiana's Republican primary Tuesday by Tea Party-backed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, marking the end of an era for one of the Senate's longest serving members.
- Best Buy's Troubles: A Smaller Strategy For Saving The King Of The Big Box Store
May 05 2012 1:38 PM
Layoffs, store closures, massive loss of earnings, and the departure of its CEO -- nothing is going right with the world's largest consumer-electronics specialty retailer.
- Winning Mega Millions Tickets Purchased In Kansas, Illinois and Maryland: Lottery Officials
March 31 2012 11:24 AM
Winning Mega Millions tickets were purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, the Associated Press reported. The ticket holders will split the $640 million jackpot, perhaps the largest such prize in history, a lottery official said. The winning numbers were 46, 23, 38, 4, 2 and Mega Ball 23.
- Syria Says Revolt Over, Army To Pull Out Gradually
March 31 2012 8:42 AM
Syria says the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is now over, but it will keep its forces in cities to maintain security until it is safe to withdraw in keeping with a U.N.-backed peace deal.
- Santorum Wins Alabama And Mississippi GOP Primaries, Sweeping Deep South
March 14 2012 12:57 AM
Rick Santorum has won the Alabama and Mississippi GOP presidential primaries, news outlets report.
- Mitt Romney Takes GOP Caucuses In Wyoming And 3 Territories
March 10 2012 8:29 PM
Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican presidential caucuses, news sources report. He also won caucuses in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Kucinich Beaten by Fellow Democratic Colleague in Ohio
March 07 2012 3:26 AM
The longtime Ohio congressman was defeated Tuesday by Marcy Kaptur, a fellow incumbent Democrat and liberal stalwart, in a contest forced by redistricting.
- Multiple Tornadoes Slam US Midsection, Four Dead in Indiana
March 02 2012 7:39 PM
A swarm of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, splintering homes, damaging a prison, overturning trucks and killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, officials said.
- Romney Wins Arizona, Edges Ahead of Santorum in Michigan
February 28 2012 10:46 PM
Mitt Romney edged ahead of rival Rick Santorum in Michigan's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday as the former front-runner fought to avoid a humiliating defeat in the Rust Belt State where he grew up.
- Romney Wins Arizona, Edges Ahead of Santorum in Michigan
February 28 2012 10:24 PM
DETROIT (Reuters) - Mitt Romney edged ahead of rival Rick Santorum in Michigan's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday as the former front-runner fought to avoid a humiliating defeat in the Rust Belt State where he grew up.
- Romney, Santorum Tied in Michigan With 10 Percent of Vote Counted
February 28 2012 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were virtually tied at about 40 percent each with 10 percent of the vote counted in the Republican presidential primary in Michigan on Tuesday, according to early vote counts broadcast on television networks.
- American Officers Killed in Afghan Interior Ministry
February 25 2012 4:49 PM
Two American officers were shot dead at close range in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday, a U.S. official said, as rage gripped the country for a fifth day over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base.
- Congress Extends Payroll-Tax Cut, Sends Bill to Obama
February 17 2012 10:02 PM
Congress passed legislation on Friday that extends a tax cut for 160 million workers through December. The new law continues long-term jobless benefits, handing President Barack Obama a major victory in a year in which his re-election is at stake.
- Lawmakers Get Tentative Deal on Payroll Tax, Jobless Benefits
February 14 2012 9:38 PM
U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal on Tuesday on legislation aimed at boosting the economy by extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers through this year and continuing long-term jobless benefits, congressional aides said.
- Romney, Paul Make Final Pitches to Maine Republicans
February 11 2012 3:29 PM
Maine's Republican presidential caucuses look like a two-man race between Mitt Romney, the party's current front-runner (who is trying to avoid a fourth straight state loss within a week), and libertarian-leaning Ron Paul.
- Afghan Taliban Deny Mullah Omar Wrote to White House
February 04 2012 5:16 PM
The White House received a letter in 2011 that purported to come directly from Mullah Omar, asking the United States to deliver prisoners whose transfer is now central to American efforts to broker peace in Afghanistan, an Obama administration official said Friday. The Afghan Taliban denied on Saturday that the group's leader, Mullah Omar, wrote to the White House last year.
- Police Begin Clearing Occupy D.C. Protest Site
February 04 2012 3:11 PM
Police removed bedding and most tents on Saturday at an "Occupy" protest site just blocks from the White House, enforcing a no-camping rule at a public square that has housed protesters for months.
- Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Telling Assad to Quit
February 04 2012 2:14 PM
Russia and China vetoed on Saturday an Arab- and Western-backed resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down over his bloody crackdown on a popular uprising.
- Romney Cruising Toward Win in Nevada
February 03 2012 10:28 PM
Republican front-runner Mitt Romney surged on Friday toward an apparent easy win in Nevada, with a new poll showing him beating rival Newt Gingrich by a 2-to-1 margin on the eve of the state's presidential nominating contest.
- Nasdaq Composite Index Vaults to 11-Year High on Surge in Jobs
February 03 2012 8:19 PM
A surge in hiring in the world's largest economy last month drove the Nasdaq Composite Index to an 11-year high on Friday as optimism grew that the U.S. labor market is on a steady path to recovery.