The Justice Department indicted 14 Somalis in Alabama, California, and Minnesota Thursday on terrorism charges for alleged involvement with Al Shabab, a Somali militant group linked to Al Qaeda.
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
A woman and a child pass graffiti promoting Wyclef Jean's presidential bid on the streets of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, on Thursday. Jean will announce his bid for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti this week, Time magazine has reported. Haiti, which was hit on Jan. 12 by a deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake, is scheduled to vote on November 28 to elect a new leader to replace President Rene Preval, whose term ends in February.
Social Security intake from tax revenue will fall below program costs this year. In annual reports on the fiscal health of Social Security and Medicare, Obama administration cites 'work left to do.'
In winning over 38 billionaires to pledging half their wealth to charity, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates also set a better climate in the political debate over ending the Bush tax cuts on the rich.
Social Security and Medicare are facing strains from an aging population and an economy that can't seem to get out of low gear. For the first time since the 1980s, Social Security will pay out more money in benefits this year than it collects in payroll taxes.
How do we build a tax system capable of generating the revenues we need to fund the government we want in the most efficient and fair way possible?
South Korea has 4,500 service members from all military branches engaged in five days of antisubmarine drills. North Korea has threatened to retaliate.
After initial denials, Egypt said yesterday that Monday's rocket attacks on Israeli and Jordanian resort cities came from Gaza militants operating in the Sinai Peninsula.