Articles by Eric Linton
- Unknown Number Dead, Missing After Algerian Desert Raid
January 17 2013 11:07 PM
The fate of dozens of hostages seized by Islamist gunmen at a gas field in Algeria remained unclear early Friday, hours after the Algerian military stormed the site.
- House GOP May Relent On Debt Deadline
January 17 2013 9:44 PM
House Republicans hinted Thursday that they might agree to a short-term extension of borrowing authority next month so they can move on to more promising budget battles.
- Security Adviser In Line For White House Staff Chief
January 16 2013 9:55 PM
Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough is expected to be named the next White House chief of staff, replacing Jack Lew after his nomination to be treasury secretary, sources familiar with the matter tell Reuters.
- FAA Grounds 787 Dreamliner
January 16 2013 6:52 PM
The FAA grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jet Wednesday afternoon, saying a recent series of safety scares required urgent action.
- Chuck Hagel Approval As US DOD Head Looks Likely After Schumer OK
January 15 2013 8:26 PM
Chuck Hagel's chances of becoming U.S. defense secretary got a critical boost Tuesday when two leading Senate Democrats came out in favor of confirming him following assurances on Israel and the treatment of gay and lesbian servicemen.
- French Attacks, Backed By US, Beat Back Mali Rebels
January 13 2013 2:44 PM
French fighter jets bombed an Islamist rebel stronghold deep in northern Mali Sunday as France poured more troops into the capital Bamako.
- Israel Breaks Up Protest Camp; Netanyahu Vows To Build
January 13 2013 12:08 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday move ahead with settlement building in an occupied area near Jerusalem after security forces evicted more than 100 Palestinian protesters from the site.
- Asian Markets Up, Yen Down On US Hopes, Japan Policy
January 10 2013 10:13 PM
Asian shares rose Friday amid an improving outlook for global economies and reduced anxiety over the euro zone, while the yen slid on renewed expectations for aggressive monetary easing in Japan.
- Asian Markets Rise On China Trade Report
January 09 2013 10:27 PM
Asian shares rose Thursday as Chinese trade data, much stronger than expected, magnified momentum overnight from global markets and kept alive hopes for a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
- AIG Backs Off Suit Over Bailout After Public Outrage
January 09 2013 8:23 PM
Facing outrage from all quarters, AIG Inc. said Wednesday it would not sue the U.S. government over terms of its multi-billion dollar bailout.
- AIG May Join Suit Over Bailout, Angering Many
January 08 2013 11:08 PM
American International Group Inc., the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008, said Tuesday it is considering joining a lawsuit that claims the bailout terms were unfair, drawing outrage from lawmakers.
- Alcoa Q4 Profit Meets, Revenue Beats Expectations
January 08 2013 9:42 PM
Alcoa, the largest aluminum producer in the U.S., posted a fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, in line with Wall Street expectations, and handily beat expectations on revenue.
- Venezuela Postpones Chavez Inauguration
January 08 2013 6:48 PM
Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term, scheduled for Thursday, due to health problems, the government said Tuesday.
- Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies At 91
January 07 2013 11:29 PM
Ada Louise Huxtable, the pioneering former architecture critic of the New York Times, died Monday in Manhattan at age 91, the paper reported.
- Samsung Expects $8.3B 4Q Profit
January 07 2013 10:34 PM
Samsung Electronics estimated Friday morning that it earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 smartphone handsets per minute.
- Assad's 'Peace Plan': So-Called Terrorists Must Stop Fighting First
January 06 2013 10:42 AM
The Syrian president's initiative has drawn scorn from both domestic opponents and foreign powers.
- Hugo Chavez's Health Seems To Worsen
January 03 2013 11:16 PM
In an alarming statement Thursday night, the government said its leader is now being treated for "respiratory deficiency."
- Asian Shares Down, Dollar Up On Federal Reserve Easing Concerns
January 03 2013 9:17 PM
Asian shares fell Friday, tracking overnight weakness in global equities, but the dollar gained as U.S. debt yields rose after several Fed officials expressed concerns about continued bond buying.
- Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion For Gulf Of Mexico Disaster
January 03 2013 8:57 PM
Rig contractor Transocean Ltd agreed Thursday to pay $1.4 billion to settle charges over BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, admitting that its crew on the Deepwater Horizon was partly responsible.
- Boehner, Under Fire, To Allow Vote On Sandy Relief
January 02 2013 10:41 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, under furious attack from fellow Republicans, abruptly reversed course Wednesday afternoon and set a timetable to approve $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief.