Eric Linton

  • One Wounded At South Carolina College; Shooter At Large

    February 26 2013 10:53 PM

    One person was shot and wounded at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Tuesday night, and the shooter is still at large.

  • GOP: Obama Reponsible For Cuts

    February 25 2013 11:24 PM

    As the administration issues dire warnings about the looming sequester, congressional Republicans are a plan to give the president more flexibility in imposing the $85 billion in cuts, which they say could protect the most vital programs.

  • Scottish Cardinal Facing Sex Charges Eligible To Vote For PopeScottish Cardinal Facing Sex Charges Eligible To Vote For Pope

    February 24 2013 3:40 PM

    Cardinal Keith O'Brien should be allowed to decide for himself whether to take part in next week's Vatican conclave, says a fellow cardinal.

  • Afghans Order US Special Forces Out Of Province, Charging TortureAfghans Order US Special Forces Out Of Province, Charging Torture

    February 24 2013 2:54 PM

    The Afghans demand all U.S. special forces leave Maidan Wardak after reports they are behind civilians being tortured or disappeared.

  • Obama Calls Boehner, McConnell On Budget Crunch

    February 21 2013 9:38 PM

    With the sequestration deadline a week away, President Barack Obama called Republican congressional leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp cuts that loom over the government.

  • Another GOP Senator And Bob Dole Back HagelAnother GOP Senator And Bob Dole Back Hagel

    February 21 2013 8:53 PM

    Chuck Hagel’s fiercely resisted bid to become secretary of defense gained steam Thursday when Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, a senior conservative Republican, said he would vote for him.

  • Google Reported Planning Touchscreen Laptops

    February 21 2013 12:21 AM

    Google reportedly has developed the first touchscreen laptops powered by its Chrome OS to be sold later this year.

  • Benedict May Change Rules To Speed Papal Election

    February 20 2013 10:25 PM

    The Vatican hinted Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI could issue a letter in the week left in his pontificate that may speed the election of his successor.

  • Hagel Smear Began As Joke, Reporter Says Hagel Smear Began As Joke, Reporter Says

    February 20 2013 9:44 PM

    The false claim that Chuck Hagel had been endorsed for defense secretary by a nonexistent group called “Friends of Hamas” began as a ridiculous hypothetical, says the reporter who first floated it.

  • 14 Hurt, 3 Missing After Kansas City Blast And Fire

    February 20 2013 12:13 AM

    Three people are missing and at least 14 people were injured when a gas line in Kansas City, Mo., exploded and ignited a ferocious four-alarm fire, officials said Tuesday night.

  • Tunisian Premier Quits, Undercut By Own Party

    February 19 2013 8:55 PM

    Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned Tuesday after failing to form a government amid conflict between his Islamist allies and their secular opponents.

  • Sen. Mike Johanns Of Nebraska To Retire In 2014

    February 18 2013 9:14 PM

    Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying he wants a “quieter time” with his family after a long political career.

  • McCain, Graham Seem Resigned To Hagel Confirmation McCain, Graham Seem Resigned To Hagel Confirmation

    February 17 2013 1:53 PM

    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his fellow Republicans will drop their delaying tactics on the Chuck Hagel nomination, and the ex-senator has the votes to become defense secretary.

  • Car Bombs Kill Dozens In Shiite Areas Of Baghdad

    February 17 2013 11:06 AM

    Several car bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad Sunday morning, killing dozens of people in blasts that tore into shops, restaurants and busy commercial streets.

  • Airbus Drops Lithium-Ion Batteries From New A350

    February 14 2013 10:33 PM

    Airbus said Thursday night it is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane after possible defects forced the grounding of Boeing’s 787.

  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, To Retire In 2014Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, To Retire In 2014

    February 14 2013 6:50 PM

    U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., announced Thursday that at age 89, this will be his last term. He will not seek re-election in 2014, leaving the seat open for a battle among ambitious Newark Mayor Cory Booker and other New Jersey politicians.

  • Reid Calls Showdown Vote On Hagel For FridayReid Calls Showdown Vote On Hagel For Friday

    February 13 2013 9:28 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed Wednesday for cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, saying it was the first time in history that such a nomination faced a filibuster.

  • Chavez Getting 'Alternative' Treatment; Money DevaluedChavez Getting 'Alternative' Treatment; Money Devalued

    February 13 2013 8:04 PM

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing "complex" alternative treatments more than two months after his cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Wednesday.

  • Comcast Buying Remaining 49% Of NBC From GE

    February 12 2013 8:03 PM

    Comcast Corp. announced Tuesday that it would buy General Electric's remaining 49 percent equity stake in their NBCUniversal joint venture for about $16.7 billion.

  • Committee Showdown On Hagel Looms Tuesday

    February 11 2013 11:15 PM

    The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary Tuesday, after much delay.