he death toll from a typhoon that hit Japan this week climbed to 11 Thursday, with five people still missing, officials say. Typhoon Roke weakened into an extratropical cyclone Thursday afternoon and as it moved over Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee regarding whether the power of Google serves consumers or threatens competition on Capitol Hill.
The United Nations is holding its 66th General Assembly in the UN building in New York City, with the issue of Palestinian statehood taking the main center stage as the Palestinian Authority hopes to present the issue to the assembly on Friday.
Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. EDT, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison said.
Palestinians slammed US President Barack Obama's UN address and his opposition to their bid to win United Nationals recognition of a Palestinian state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations on Friday, September 23, 2011, in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the UN.
Protesters are taking part in the multi-day protest organized by "Occupy Wall Street" by camping out in near-by Zuccotti Park and marching through the financial district, demonstrating against collusion between the government and financial industry. The protests have now spread nationwide, even reaching the streets of Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men.
The Darden restaurant chain has pledged to cut their calorie and sodium content by 20 percent and will offer heartier food options on their children's menu with a new partnership with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign.
President George Bush, Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden attended the unveiling of the "Wall of Names" on September 10, 2001. The white marble wall has the names of the 40 victims of Flight 93 that perished in a terrorist attacks of 10 ten ago.
Nearly 1,000 Egyptian demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on September 9, 2011. Demonstrators attacked a protective wall built to protect the embassy with hammers and a large metal bars, while military police nearby did nothing to stop them. Israel has become a focus of protest since Israeli forces killed five Egyptian security officers in the Sinai three weeks ago.
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday proposed tax credits, tax relief and tax cuts for the middle class to get the economy going again. In a speech before a joint session of Congress, Obama proposed the American Jobs Act and urged Congress to forget politics and do what's right for the country.
The debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, sponsored by NBC News and Politico, was the first time Perry and Romney have appeared together since the Texas governor entered the presidential race. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, former U.S. Ambassador to China and ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and former Godfather Pizza Chief Executive Officer Herman Cain of Georgia also participated.
Speaking to about 600 people -- more than twice the number who attended a Tea Party event for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Concord, N.H., Sunday -- Palin repeated her familiar criticisms of President Barack Obama, big government and "beltway types".
A military plane crashed off Chile's Pacific coast, near the Juan Fernandez Islands. All 2 passengers are believed to be dead. Among the 21 were five employees of Chile's state-run broadcaster TVN including popular TV personality Felipe Camiroaga. UPI/Jonathan Mancilla.
Heavy rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Lee left more than 200,000 without power in Louisiana and Alabama. In New Orleans, Lee prompted some officials to renew complaints against the Army Corps of Engineers concerning levee repair since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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