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South Carolina could be Rick Perry country in 2012

Reuters | John Whitesides | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
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By John Whitesides COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Deeply conservative South Carolina, home to an early and often decisive Republi...

Trade deals face tricky path to approval

Reuters | Doug Palmer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
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By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a heated fight this summer over the U.S. debt ceiling, cooler-headed Republicans and Democr...

Defense cuts spat clouds deficit panel debate

Reuters | Richard Cowan and Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
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By Richard Cowan and Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the first day of work on Thursday for a "super committee" charged with f...

U.S. bank stocks slide on mortgage worries

Reuters | Joe Rauch | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
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By Joe Rauch CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America led bank stocks lower on Tuesday after m...

Exclusive: Gaddafi used torture squads in bid to preserve rule

Reuters | Christian Lowe | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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By Christian Lowe KHOMS, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's Muammar Gaddafi deployed special squads which held suspected opponents in shipping c...

Another loss-making event could scare investors: S&P

Reuters | Sarah Mortimer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
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By Sarah Mortimer LONDON (Reuters) - Increases in the frequency and severity of natural disasters, in addition to the fact reinsurers a...

Kurdish leader says Iraq needs U.S. beyond 2011

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq needs a U.S. military presence beyond this year and the withdrawal of American forces will increase the possibility of ci...

Egypt lets Kuwait lawyers join Mubarak defense team

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's justice minister agreed to let five Kuwaiti lawyers join the defense team of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who is on trial...

Heathcliff is black in UK remake of Bronte's novel

Reuters | Silvia Aloisi | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment

By Silvia Aloisi VENICE (Reuters) - "Wuthering Heights" male protagonist Heathcliff is portrayed by a black actor for the first time in...

Flight cancelled after white powder found on plane in Boston

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
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CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) - A JetBlue Airways flight to Florida was canceled and two flight attendants were checked at the hospital as a precaution after...

Oliver Stone's son in Iran to "prepare" documentary

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The son of film director Oliver Stone -- who angered some Americans with a recent movie about anti-U.S. Latin American leaders -- i...

Fewer Americans smoke, pace of decline slowing: CDC

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, and those who still smoke have cut back on the n...

Irish PM defends rebuke of Vatican over child abuse

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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GALWAY, Ireland (Reuters) - Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Tuesday he stood by his comments that the Vatican hampered an inquiry into chi...

Analysis: Industrial distributors: smiling in a downturn?

Reuters | Bijoy Anandoth Koyitty and Megha Mandavia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
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By Bijoy Anandoth Koyitty and Megha Mandavia (Reuters) - Traditionally recession-proof, U.S. industrial distributors such as WW Grainge...

Betrayal and Backlash: A Personal Account of Why I'm Bamming Bam

Danny Schechter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

I have to admit that I was once seduced by the idea of Barack Obama.

G7 to seek ways to revive global growth

Reuters | Daniel Flynn and Catherine Bremer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
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By Daniel Flynn and Catherine Bremer PARIS (Reuters) - Growing fears of a tip back into global recession are piling pressure on G7 fina...

James Murdoch rejects latest hacking accusations

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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LONDON (Reuters) - James Murdoch on Tuesday rejected allegations that he had known as early as 2008 that phone hacking had been widespread at the News...

Fed's Lacker: Easing would stir inflation: report

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Further monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve would fuel inflation without doing much to lower unemployment, one of the ce...

Broken prison system to blame for UK riots: minister

Reuters | Keith Weir and Stefano Ambrogi | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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By Keith Weir and Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 75 percent of adults charged in last month's riots in England were known cr...

Buffett rally ends as BofA falls under pre-deal levels

Reuters | Ryan Vlastelica | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors who followed Warren Buffett's lead on Bank of America Corp <BAC.N> are back to ...

Telluride film fest concludes, Clooney honored

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Telluride Film Festival wrapped up on Monday after a long weekend of screenings, seminars and other programs, with George Clo...

Blue Nile fighting could reflect broader Sudan woes

Reuters | Ulf Laessing | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
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By Ulf Laessing DAMAZIN, Sudan (Reuters) - When Sudanese tribal leader Youssef al-Mak Hassan al-Dan proposed a ceasefire to end fightin...

Ex-BP boss to seal return with $4 billion Iraq deal

Reuters | Tom Bergin | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
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By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Hayward, who stepped down as BP <BP.L> boss in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, wi...

Aldean, Shelton, Swift come up big at CMAs

Reuters | Vernell Hackett | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment

By Vernell Hackett NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift led with five nominations eac...

Deep divisions in Americans' views on race, faith

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are sharply divided on issues from race to religion, often along generational and partisan lines, a survey concluded ...