Budget Deal Heads for Passage by Limiting Scope to Easing Cuts
A U.S. budget accord is on track to win passage in Congress largely because its most important accomplishment is pushing off automatic spending cuts that neither party likes. The two-year budget deal sidesteps lawmaker protests by not touching entitlement ...
House Speaker Boehner lashes out at conservative groups
U.S. budget deal backed by some state Democrats, but Republicans noncommital
House GOP support builds for budget deal that would avert shutdown
Christian Science Monitor
Houston has a problem with International Space Station; may require spacewalk
Los Angeles Times
A cooling system failure aboard the International Space Station may require a spacewalk, NASA officials said Wednesday. One of two ammonia cooling loops on the station's exterior shut down Wednesday morning, NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said.
NASA: Astronauts safe following space station cooling system shutdown
Cooling pump fails on International Space Station; six-man crew OK
Space station's coolant system crippled, but crew stays safe
Gunman reported at American University was off-duty cop
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — A lockdown of American University's campus began after a person on a university bus saw someone with a holster and called it in, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said. Police later determined the man was an off-duty police ...
American University campus lockdown lifted after 'gunman' revealed to be off ...
American University Campus Lockdown Lifted
Washington's American University lifts lockdown, no arrest
Indian Court Reinstates Law Banning Gay Sex
Wall Street Journal
Hundreds protested in New Delhi Wednesday after India's Supreme Court overturned a lower court's ruling that had decriminalized gay sex, a surprising setback for the gay-rights movement. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news update. (Photo: AP).
Ranchi gives a thumbs up to Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality
Gay rights: Disappointed, activists plan review plea, call for repeal of SC verdict
India's Supreme Court Restores an 1861 Law Banning Gay Sex
Do Protests And Coups In Thailand Matter?
To the outside world, the current protests in Thailand are large demonstrations of people protesting actions of a recently dissolved majority government. This past weekend, the minority party in the government joined the protestors as they walked out of ...
Thai crisis deepens as PM's supporters weigh in
Snap elections to rev up industry
San Francisco Chronicle
High Court Clears Way for Execution of Mo. Inmate
(BONNE TERRE, Mo.) — The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the state of Missouri in its bid to execute a man convicted of shooting a good Samaritan who stopped to help the Kansas City man and two friends who were stranded on the side of a highway in ...
Missouri executes man for killing good Samaritan motorist in 1994
Missouri executes Allen Nicklasson, who was convicted in killing of good ...
Missouri Executes Man in 1994 Good Samaritan Death
Interpreter at Mandela memorial branded 'fake'
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The sign language interpreter used at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, and whose image was broadcast around the world as he shared a stage with world leaders including President Obama, was being called a ...
Nelson Mandela memorial fake sign language controversy: who's the man in the ...
Fake interpreter at Mandela memorial embarrasses South African authorities
Fake deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial identified: reports
Asiana Crash Probe Finds Pilot Error Related to Setting Throttle
San Francisco Chronicle
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pilot error was involved in the Asiana Airlines Inc. crash July 6 that killed three passengers after a captain inadvertently disabled a speed-control system before the plane crashed into a seawall, documents show. Lee Kang Kuk, a ...
Asiana pilot says landing was 'very stressful' before crash
Pilots in Crash Were Confused About Control Systems, Experts Say
Experts: Asiana crash proves sturdy, safe plane
NSA Follows Cookie Trail to Track Surveillance Targets on Web
NEWS ANALYSIS: Is anyone surprised that the U.S. National Security Agency is using Google cookies to track people? Can Web users do anything to defend their privacy? The U.S National Security Agency (NSA) is using Google cookies in order to track ...
NSA Tapping into Your Internet 'Cookies' Too?
NSA: No better way to protect US than surveillance
New York Daily News
MLB ready to outlaw home plate collisions as concern over concussions grows
New York Daily News
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — These rules might not be perfect, and they are not yet final, but one prevailing truth makes this a good week for the evolution of our culture: Two tough guys allowed themselves to grow, and spurred change that will make sports ...
Baseball: Home plate collision to be banned
Bruce Bochy proud of role in making game safer
Baseball Plans to Ban Collisions at Home Plate