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VICTORY FOR OBAMA House OKs funding for DHS, ends immigration standoff

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:54
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial…
'POTENTIAL NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE' Netanyahu's last-ditch bid to stop Obama from doing nuke deal with Iran
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:54
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought lawmakers of both parties to their feet Tuesday morning during a controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress -- but that didn't stop Democrats still fuming over his visit from continuing their attacks, not only against the invitation but his message, as well. "I resent the condescending tone," Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said during a lengthy press conference where House Democrats sounded off over the speech Tuesday afternoon.
Target to cut thousands of jobs, eyes $2 billion in cost cuts
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:00
A Target logo is seen during the going-out-of-business sale at Target Canada in Toronto, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mark BlinchA Target logo is seen during the going-out-of-business sale at Target Canada in Toronto, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (Reuters) – U.S. retailer Target Corp on Tuesday said it planned to cut several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters locations, as part of a restructuring that will cut $2 billion in costs over two years.
Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home: lawyer
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:00
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S.
Students return to class at Southern California high school where teacher committed suicide
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:56
PLACENTIA, Calif. – Students at the Southern California high school where a popular photography teacher hung herself returned to class Tuesday, trying to process the confusion and grief over her death. As classes began, a school administrator used a loudspeaker Tuesday to tell students they would all miss Jillian Jacobson and must stay united. Later, teachers spoke with students and counselors were available in the school's theater. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT At Jacobson's classroom, the door remained…
Car kills Florida girl who sat in road during family argument
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:56
APOPKA, Fla. – Police say a car fatally struck a 13-year-old central Florida girl who was sitting in the road after arguing with her mother and friends. Apopka police Capt. Randy Fernandez told the Orlando Sentinel that 13-year-old Trinity Bachmann was angry about who would get to sit in the front seat as her mother drove home from the Central Florida Fair in Orlando on Saturday night. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police say 36-year-old Janice Pedroza had…
House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told Republican members the House would vote Tuesday on the Senate's plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could end the impasse over the agency, according to a person who was at the meeting. The department got a short-term extension last week but runs out of funding authority again on Friday. House Republicans wanted to use the spending legislation to block President Barack…
'POTENTIAL NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE' Netanyahu makes security case in last-ditch bid to derail Iran nuke talks
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:53
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought lawmakers of both parties to their feet Tuesday morning during a controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress -- but that didn't stop Democrats still fuming over his visit from continuing their attacks, not only against the invitation but his message, as well. "I resent the condescending tone," Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said during a lengthy press conference where House Democrats sounded off over the speech Tuesday afternoon.
Oil up as Netanyahu blasts Iran in speech; Libyan forces fight
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:59
An oil well is seen near Denver, Colorado February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rick WilkingAn oil well is seen near Denver, Colorado February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brent crude tumbled more than 3 percent on Monday on speculation of a nuclear deal that could boost Iran’s oil exports, and U.S. crude rose by around 1 percent as traders bet the gap between the two would narrow.
Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:59
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst By Dan Williams and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties.

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