Barack Obama huddled behind closed doors at the White House with top congressional leaders Thursday, seeking a deal to raise the federal government's debt ceiling before a possible default next month.
Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has apparently indicated he would be willing to give up power if his son is allowed to run in any elections that follow.
The military conflict in Libya has reached a stalemate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.
Amnesty International says Syrian security forces may have committed crimes against humanity during their military crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may hold off on the formation of a unity government with the Islamic militant group Hamas to avoid alienating his Western allies ahead of a UN vote on statehood, a senior PLO official said Thursday.
A French boat participating in the flotilla hoping to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip was detained along with its crew by Greek authorities in Crete on Thursday.
The UN nuclear chief said on Wednesday that he planned to meet with Iran's foreign minister next week and that he was "quite concerned" over plans by Tehran to triple uranium production capacity.
Missouri River flooding closed another bridge on Wednesday morning, with U.S. Highway 30 between Blair, Nebraska, and Interstate 29 in Iowa shut down for 48 hours as crews install flood barriers, officials said.
After a time of relative stability, the pace of job cuts is starting to pick up again, inflation is rising but paychecks are not, the U.S. housing crisis shows no signs of ending, millions of American families are drowning in debt and all of the recent polls show that the faith of the American people in our economy is eroding.
The price of oil is almost back up to 100 dollars a barrel.
Weakening economic conditions will come together in 2013 and create a "perfect storm" of global weakness, economist Nouriel Roubini recently told CNBC.
Lehman Brothers secretly borrowed billions of dollars from the US Federal Reserve months before the investment bank filed for bankruptcy, it has emerged.
By the end of the year, it is projected that the national debt of Greece will soar to approximately 166% of GDP.
Bond yields in Europe are absolutely soaring.
Is Italy going to need a bailout soon?
Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and House member Mike Lee have introduced federal legislation that would exempt gold and silver coins, issued by state governments as legal tender, from federal taxation.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who forty years ago wrote of a highly controlled future society where the population would be subjugated by a technocratic elite, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday to predict that middle class unrest caused by economic disenfranchisement would soon hit America.
These days, thieves are stealing just about anything that is not nailed down - including utility poles and air conditioners.
The White House will not answer questions about when President Barack Obama first became aware of “Operation Fast and Furious,” a botched sting operation along the southern border in which U.S. officials knowingly allowed 2,000 guns to flow to Mexican criminals.
Former George W. Bush political aide Karl Rove said Wednesday that he believes Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will run for president.
U.S. officials have warned airlines terror groups may be mulling implanting bombs under the skins of passengers, reports said Wednesday, but stressed the alert was not linked to any specific threat.
The TSA insisted on searching one woman’s hair at the SeaTac airport in Washington, according to a report by King 5 News in Seattle. After going through a radiation emitting naked body scanner, a screener demanded to rifle through Laura Adiele’s hair. If she didn’t comply, she was told, the police would be called.
The European Union Parliament has adopted a resolution to allow the full use of body scanners in airports of the 27 European member nations.
Sony distribution centers are mandating that employees pass through body scanners when they exit the workplace according to an internal memo leaked to Infowars, but the corporation claims that the devices do not emit harmful radiation nor do they display naked images, why begs the question such scanners are not being used in airports.
The cooling system at Fukushima’s Daiichi sister plant was closed earlier today after Tepco announced that “sparks were detected”.
Signs of restlessness deep under a major Iceland volcano have some volcanologists on edge with concern that an eruption may be pending.
It turns out that "smart meters" are recording quite a bit of personal information about the users.
Would the FDA’s scheme to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 destroy millions of jobs and devastate the economy?
The percentage of obese adults increased in 16 U.S. states since last year and didn't decline in any state, a new report says.
That age-old writing method you might never have used since fourth grade will no longer be taught in Indiana schools come fall, thanks to a memo from school officials. Instead, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboard use.
Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two new studies suggest.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered the Obama administration to stop enforcing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the U.S. military.
Federal officials recently cancelled deportation proceedings for an illegal immigrant from Venezuela who is involved in a homosexual relationship. The ruling comes in the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the administration views the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional and will not defend it in court.
Considered a role model by his peers and named “Officer of the Year” in 2010, Boynton Beach police officer David Britto has been charged with conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamines between June 2009 and March 2011.
A monster plant that can cause blindness just by touching its sap is spreading across New York.
A massive dust storm engulfed the city of Phoenix the other day, blotting out the sun and knocking down electricity poles.
12 million Africans are fighting for survival as the worst drought in 60 years ravages the region.
Hundreds of thousands of farm animals have died as a result of the horrible African drought.
Lastly, it turns out that a common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China.
A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattled northeast Japan early Thursday in the same area where a massive quake triggered a deadly tsunami in March, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed Barack Obama's plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it's a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.
Syrian troops massed near the Turkish border, witnesses said on Thursday, raising tensions with Ankara as President Bashar al-Assad uses increasing military force against a popular revolt.
Lebanon's Hezbollah is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, its guardian ally, sources close to the movement say.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the Islamic Republic is not afraid of manufacturing nuclear weapons, but does not intend to do so.
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, says she is not sure that there will be a vote in the United Nations in September on recognition of a Palestinian state and that the wording of the resolution is still uncertain.
Severe flooding is causing chaos in North Dakota.
Two Republicans pulled out of high-profile budget talks today, saying that Barack Obama needs to address Democratic demands that tax increases are needed to reduce the nation's debt.
As of June 20th, the U.S. national debt was $14,344,524,186,068.19.
The national debt will exceed the size of the entire U.S. economy by 2021 — and balloon to nearly 200 percent of GDP within 25 years — without dramatic cuts to federal health and retirement programs or steep tax increases, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.
Federal Reserve officials are more pessimistic about prospects for economic growth and employment than they were two months ago.
Ben Bernanke made the following statement yesterday: "We don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting."
The Federal Reserve plans to "embed" even more workers at top Wall Street banks.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to alleviate Libyan supply disruptions -- driving already sinking prices lower.
The price of food continues to soar all over the United States.
Livestock prices have increased 138% since March 2009.
World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
According to a recent poll, 48 percent of Americans believe that "another Great Depression" is likely within the next 12 months.
In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 420,000.
U.S. jobs have been leaving the country at a staggering pace.
America has lost 11.7 million jobs and 440,000 businesses over the past 11 years.
Excluding petroleum products, China accounts for 70 percent of America's trade deficit in goods.
The Chinese government is using sovereign wealth funds and Chinese state-owned enterprises to buy up economic assets and huge tracts of land all over the United States.
The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, said on Thursday that it has signed a revised bilateral currency settlement agreement with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today’s superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi.
India imported a staggering $8.96 billion of gold and silver in May.
Greece won the consent of a team of EU-IMF inspectors for its new five-year austerity plan after committing to an additional round of tax rises and spending cuts.
Greece's new finance minister said the government has been encouraging Greek banks to participate in a solution to the country's crippling debt crisis, just days ahead of a crucial Parliamentary vote that could stave off a devastating default.
Rioting is becoming a common thing all over the globe.
All over the United States, thieves are stealing copper wire, train tracks and even drain covers.
With a bill that would ban invasive TSA pat downs in Texas set to be heard by the state legislature on Friday, the federal agency has indicated that it will take legal action to prevent the law being implemented, indicating that the government could once again resort to threatening Texas with a blockade that would impose a de facto “no fly zone” over the state.
It is being reported that Fukushima nuclear fuel has burned through the containment vessel and is sitting on the concrete foundation of the plant leaking into the groundwater.
Heavy rains in South Dakota recently triggered a sinkhole which swallowed two vehicles and ended up claiming two lives.
An indigenous tribe of 200 people who have never had contact with the outside world has been discovered living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.
In his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI came out forcefully in favor of environmental protection and "sustainable" economic development.
The death of an Arizona man who recently visited Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe, health officials said Thursday.
A shocking new study published in a prestigious medical journal has found a direct statistical link between higher vaccine doses and infant mortality rates in the developed world, suggesting that the increasing number of inoculations being forced upon children by medical authorities, particularly in the United States which administers the highest number of vaccines and also has the highest number of infant deaths, is in fact having a detrimental impact on health.
On Monday, former Vice President Al Gore discussed climate change and population control at the Games for Change convention in New York City.
Lastly, Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly on Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta's new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.