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Republicans press U.S. officials over Obamacare snags

Republicans press U.S. officials over Obamacare snags

Less than a day after Congress ended a 16-day partial government shutdown precipitated by Republican demands to delay or defund Obamacare, they sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding she make officials available for the ...

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Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Congressional aides predicted Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky could seal an agreement on ...

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UK says no to Syria strike as U.S. considers action

UK says no to Syria strike as U.S. considers action

Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat on Thursday of a government motion on the issue, dealing a setback to U.S.-led efforts to punish Damascus over the use of chemical weapons against civilians. ...

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U.S. takes tougher line with Egypt but denies aid cut

U.S. takes tougher line with Egypt but denies aid cut

The United States on Tuesday adopted a harder line toward Egypt’s military-backed government, stressing that its bloody crackdown on protesters could influence U.S. aid to Cairo but denying reports that it has suspended the assistance. The army’s clampdown on supporters ...

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Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Life-threatening infections of the heart valve are twice as common in the United States as previously thought and have increased steadily in the last 15 years, according to researchers. The new study also found that many cases of these infections ...

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North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive nuclear strike

North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive nuclear strike

North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country. North Korea has accused the United States of using military ...

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