It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the New York Times reports.» Read More
Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if American is threatened by a computer-based assault.
Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Paul Ryan, faced off on Thursday in their only debate before the Nov. 6 presidential election. Here is some fact-checking of claims made by the candidates. RYAN: ECONOMIC GROWTH IS SLOWER NOW.
President Barack Obama has called for keeping tax rates the same for families making less than $250,000 annually and raising them for those above that level.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 12- The retired space shuttle Endeavour set off on Friday for a trip unlike any of its previous journeys, one in which it will crawl through the streets of Los Angeles instead of hurtling through space.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The "Shamoon" virus that attacked Saudi Arabia's state oil company, ARAMCO, was probably the most destructive attack the business s e ctor has seen to date, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The U.S. military could act pre-emptively if it detects an imminent threat of cyber attack, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, urging stronger action to bolster America's defenses against such plots. He said a presidential executive order was being considered "while we wait for Congress to act."
*Minnesota woman sues pharmacy in federal court. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal investigation, as the national death toll climbed to 14..
*Europe wants more focus on U.S. fiscal woes* Germany: Europe is not the source of all problems* Mixed reviews on IMF call for slower budget cuts. TOKYO, Oct 12- Greece, Spain and the euro zone's slow progress toward debt reform took centre stage at IMF meetings on Friday despite Europe's best effort to remove itself from the spotlight.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits slid last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data that may provide a boost to President Barack Obama a month before voters go to the polls.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 11- The retired space shuttle Endeavour was getting set on Thursday for a road trip unlike any of its previous journeys, one that will see it crawl through the streets of Los Angeles instead of hurtling through the solitary reaches of space.
By David Morgan and Tim McLaughlin. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal probe, as the national death toll climbed to 14..
NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Oct 11- Oil major BP Plc has secured U.S. government permission to ship U.S. crude oil to Canada, and Royal Dutch Shell has applied for an export license, as rising production in the world's top oil consumer upends global energy flows.
The Democrats are putting huge pressure on Vice President Biden to deliver in tonight's VP debate. How can Joe Biden make the case to re-elect President Obama? Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine correspondent, and Phil Musser, Romney Surrogate, provide perspective.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow says he doesn't bet that Biden's debate performance tonight is going to be any different than President Obama's last week, and shares his advice for GOP VP Nominee Paul Ryan. John Heilemann, New York Magazine, and Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, share their opinions.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Republican Mitt Romney would accelerate spending on new U.S. Navy warships, cut the Pentagon's civilian workforce and speed up development of new weapons systems if he wins the 2012 presidential election, two advisers said on Thursday.
TOKYO, Oct 12- Greece, Spain and the euro zone's slow progress toward debt reform take centre stage at IMF meetings on Friday despite Europe's best effort to remove itself from the spotlight.
Argentina's government said the ruling violates international norms as well as rulings by judges in the U.S., Germany and France that found Argentine military vessels immune from the seizures.
Larry Kudlow looks at the new polls which suggest five states have gone from leaning Obama to toss-up status. Is Mitt Romney closing the gap?
The task tonight for Paul Ryan tonight is to try to accelerate the momentum that Romney gained last week, reports CNBC's John Harwood; and what to expect in tonight's VP debates, with Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The cost of sending a letter in the United States will go up by a penny next year, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said on Thursday. The Postal Service will also offer a new, global Forever stamp starting next year, which customers can use to send letters anywhere in the world for a set price of $1.10.