Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:13:46 -0400
By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H./ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed rival Donald Trump on Monday for saying that the week-old effort to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the control of Islamic State was going badly. âHeâs basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started,â Clinton said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. âHeâs proving to the world what it means to have an unqualified commander in chief.â In a tweet on Sunday, Trump, the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, said the âattack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster.
Man jumps from New Jersey overpass with his two children in his arms: police
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:14:55 -0400
The man, who was not identified, intentionally jumped from an Interstate 287 overpass into a wooded area near the Wanaque River in Wanaque Township at about 8 p.m. local time, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. The children were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, state police said.
Pennsylvania ex-attorney general gets jail time in leak case
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:14:13 -0400
By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced on Monday to serve 10 to 23 months in county jail for leaking confidential grand jury information and then lying about it to investigators. Kane, 50, the first woman and first Democrat ever elected Pennsylvania attorney general, was convicted in August on charges of perjury, false swearing, obstruction of justice, official oppression and conspiracy. In addition, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced Kane to eight years of probation.
'Jackie' says PTSD hampers memory of sex assault, aftermath
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:15:09 -0400
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) â The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult to recall the details of her assault and the years that followed.
Nissan hiring 300 to develop common connected car technology
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:06:00 -0400
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) â The top executive overseeing connected vehicles at Nissan and Renault believes the benefits of developing a common technology for connectivity within the Japanese and French auto partnership outweigh the risks of sustaining huge damage from a possible defect or cyberattack.
Novartis profit slips as key drug goes generic
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:02:09 -0400
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) â Swiss drug company Novartis saw net profit slip in the third quarter as the loss of a key drug to generic use in the United States outweighed strong sales of its psoriasis drug Cosentyx and MS treatment Gilenya.
Poll: Clinton gaining ground with young voters
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) â Liane Golightly has finally decided who she'll vote for on Election Day. Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. But the former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich says it's the only choice she can make.
Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:56:36 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) â Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.
Court: US agency acted reasonably to protect seals
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:55:36 -0400
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) â An appeals court panel on Monday ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals threatened by sea ice loss.
Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:39:52 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) â The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report.