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Obama nominates ambassador to Cuba - The Hill

President Obama plans to nominate the U.S.' first ambassador to Cuba in nearly six decades, a move that could touch off an election-year fight with Republicans over his thaw with the former Cold War foe. ADVERTISEMENT. Obama has picked Jeffrey ...

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Republicans ready new bid to avoid shutdown - Politico

Senate Republicans are considering stripping Louisiana disaster aid money from a stalled stopgap spending bill, in a move that could resolve Democratic objections to the legislation — and stave off a government shutdown at the end of the week.

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Suspect Grabbed In Pot House Explosion That Killed FDNY Rising Star - DNAinfo

A piece of the roof flew into the street and fatally struck Captain Michael Fahy, officials said. View Full Caption. Sergeant's Benevolent Association and [email protected] THE BRONX — A suspect has been picked up in connection with the fatal blast of a ...

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Four dead, hundred injured as Typhoon Megi slams Taiwan - CNN

(CNN) Four people died and at least 316 were injured in Taiwan after a powerful typhoon slammed into the country's northeastern coastline on Tuesday. More than 2,700,000 homes were left without electricity after some 38 inches (1000 millimeters) of ...and more »

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Tyson recalls 130000 pounds of chicken nuggets - CNN

(CNN) Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recall was issued after a customer ...

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Sam Allardyce Out as England Manager - New York Times

Sam Allardyce, the Football Association found, displayed conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.” Credit Carl Recine/Reuters. Sam Allardyce had made sure he looked the part. On the day he was presented as manager of England's national team in ...

Shimon Peres said to be "close to death" - euronews

Former Israeli president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres is said to be in a grave condition in hospital. The 93-year-old was taken into hospital after a major stroke two weeks ago. His condition was improving until he had a severe setback on Tuesday, ...and more »