US News Features – October 5, 2011


Catholic paper retracts column on devil and gays

Reuters US Online Report Domestic News

CONWAY, Massachusetts (Reuters) – The oldest Roman Catholic newspaper in the United States has retracted an opinion column that said the devil may cau … more


Nook Tablet expected to be unveiled MondayReuters US Online Report Internet News

NEW YORK (TheWrap) – When Amazon unveiled its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, in September, most tech experts and analysts predicted it would be the fi … more


Republican candidates court Iowa insidersReuters US Online Report Politics News

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Five Republican presidential hopefuls auditioned for Iowa’s party insiders at a fund-raising dinner on Friday, sparing ea … more


U.S. general relieved of duty over remarks on KarzaiReuters US Online Report Politics News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major General Peter Fuller, a top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties on Friday after making comments cri … more


More working people turn to NYC shelters in downturnReuters US Online Report Domestic News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Six weeks before winter arrives, New York City has begun checking whether single adults arriving at homeless shelters can instead … more


U.S. closes two more banks, 87 so far in 2011Reuters US Online Report Business News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators closed two more banks on Friday — one in Utah and another in Nebraska — bringing the total number this year t … more


Halliburton sued over Cold War missile casing siteReuters US Online Report Domestic News

(Reuters) Halliburton Co faces lawsuits over groundwater pollution near a now-closed facility in Oklahoma that cleaned missile casings for the U.S. De … more


Man charged with threatening House leader Cantor

Former CBS News commentator Andy Rooney dies

Reuters US Online Report Top News

(Reuters) – Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who pondered everything from shoelaces to the existence of God on CBS’s “60 Minutes” news show f … more


Magnitude 5.8 quake hits N. Chile, no damage seenReuters US Online Report Top News

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook northern Chile early on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of any damage to property … more


Colombians celebrate killing of FARC rebel leaderReuters US Online Report Top News

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombians rejoiced at the killing of top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano and hoped the biggest blow yet against Latin America’s lon … more


Maker of Dippin’ Dots ice cream files for bankruptcyReuters US Online Report Domestic News

(Reuters) – Dippin’ Dots Inc, the maker of the frozen treat popular with kids, has filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court in Western Kentuck … more


Judge OKs new Ohio death penalty rules, denies appealReuters US Online Report Domestic News

(Reuters) – A federal judge backed new death penalty practices on Friday enacted in Ohio in response to concerns over inconsistent practices earlier t … more


Agitators blamed for Oakland unrest that injured 8

Reuters US Online Report Top News

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police arrested more than 100 demonstrators early on Thursday in clashes that activists and Oakland city officials alike bl … more


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