US Senate Minority Leader Mith McConnell of Kentucky walks to ...
Aug 2nd, 2011
(AFP) - US Senate Minority Leader Mith McConnell of Kentucky walks to the Senate chamber at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. The US Senate on Tuesday called an 11th-hour vote to send President Barack Obama a contentious austerity bill meant to avert a disastrous debt default that would have unleashed chaos on the global economy.(AFP/Karen Bleier) -
By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc came under fire on Tuesday at a Senate hearing over an investigation that alleged the U.S. high technology icon has kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and paid little or no taxes to any government. "Apple effectively shifts billions of dollars in profits offshore, p... [Full Article]
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) - A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar's western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
CAIRO (AP) - The safe release Wednesday of seven conscripts kidnapped by suspected militants in Sinai brought a victory for Egypt's Islamist president after months of criticism that his government is mismanaging the country. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Kevin Smith is criticizing an article published in the LA Times on Thursday for reporting opinions about his career and internet activity as fact. Through a series of tweets, the "Clerks" director offered corrections to Matthew Fleischer's article titled "Can Hollywood's star machi... [Full Article]
By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will walk a fine line between fostering a U.S. ally in China's backyard and trying to defend human rights when the president of Myanmar becomes the first head of his country to visit the White House in 47 years on Monday. Rights groups and some U.S. lawmakers fear Obama has moved too... [Full Article]