South Korea upped the ante on Wednesday after Pyongyang threatened to scrap the armistice that ended a brutal war between the rival neighbors in 1953, promising retaliation for any North Korean attack.
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A hot air balloon carrying tourists on a flight over historic sites around the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor caught fire Tuesday.
Vice President Joe Biden’s advice to his wife about protecting their home in Delaware: They don’t need an assault-style weapon.
“It sounded like thunder, but it felt like an earthquake,” Tracey Truitt, a lawyer who was working in a nearby building, tells the Kansas City Star about an explosion Tuesday evening that leveled a restaurant in the city’s Country Club Plaza.
Congress finally made a permanent fix to the alternative minimum tax, which threatened to boost the tax bills of millions of Americans each year. But the AMT also created a “useful fiction,” as one analyst says, by appearing to shrink future budget deficits.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Lawmakers from states hit hard by the October storm thought the House would vote on an aid package before adjourning on Thursday. They found out late Tuesday that a vote has been put off. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island, said he’s “somewhat ashamed” by his leadership’s decision.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact that her sexual orientation wasn’t part of the campaign is the real signal of change.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Florida officials said the president had 50 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49.1 percent. His win of the state’s 29 electoral votes gives Obama a total of 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The president’s campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us