| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Private sector trade finance has not fully recovered from its financial-crisis collapse, and it is not clear it could fill the gap if the U.S. state-run export lender closes.
Conservative U.S. lawmakers are clamoring to shutter the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 29, 2014
Jacob D. Dumelle spent 21 years on the Illinois Pollution Control Board, where he won approval for drinking water standards, sponsored a board measure to reduce the amount of volatile chemicals released by gasoline and pushed for emission standards for...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As befits her groundbreaking, decades-long career, Barbara Walters gave colleagues, cohorts and fans a full year to emotionally prepare for her retirement Friday from "The View" after 17 years, and full-time TV journalism after more than 60.
| May 20, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
| May 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Sikorsky helicopters will get to keep their parking spots on the South Lawn of the White House.
The company Wednesday afternoon won a multibillion-dollar Navy contract to replace the president's aged fleet of Marine One transportation helicopters,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"Welcome to hell."
That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected.
But even with...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played...