Archive for September, 2013

Kerry: U.S. has evidence sarin gas was used in Syria

September 1, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said “the case gets stronger by the day” for a military attack.
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Analysis: Obama’s credibility on line in reversal

September 1, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama‘s abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could devastate his credibility if no action is ultimately taken in response to a deadly...
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Kuwait’s Warba Bank to list on stock market Sept. 3

September 1, 2013
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By Nadia Saleem DUBAI, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Kuwait‘s Warba Bank, an Islamic lender set up three years ago, will be listed on the country’s stock exchange on Sept. 3 after a restriction on public trading of the stock ended, an analyst and an industry source familiar with the matter said.
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Lawmakers begin to grapple with Syria question

September 1, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on President Barack Obama‘s plan to punish Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Now with a stake in the nation’s global credibility, lawmakers were seeking more information about the possible consequences...
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Measles cases put Texas megachurch under scrutiny

September 1, 2013
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NEWARK, Texas (AP) — The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family’s North Texas megachurch revealed many congregants hadn’t been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.
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Obama gambles on getting Congress to back Syria strike

September 1, 2013
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In a legacy-defining gamble, President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he has decided to launch military strikes against Syria — but wants the Congress to authorize them.
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Delta, Virgin get initial antitrust approval for venture, WSJ says

September 1, 2013
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Delta Air Lines received tentative approval for its planned alliance with Virgin Atlantic Airways after U.S. officials see it as a boost to competition, says the Wall Street Journal.
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Slow pace of justice wears down Occupy Wall Street defendants

September 1, 2013
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By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street protesters who once vowed to “occupy” the courts by challenging their arrests on minor violations have since been defeated by the slow pace of justice, with many forgoing trial.
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