US News  September 22, 2014
Big ammo stash found in White House intruder's car
The White House is seen thru the front wrought iron fence near sunset March 5, 2010, in WashingtonA homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard on Monday.Omar Gonzalez, 42, appeared in US District Court as Barack Obama's spokesman said the president is "obviously concerned" by Friday's stunning security breach.Wearing an orange prison jump...  Full Story
Ryder Cup jousting gets underway
Team Europe Captain Paul McGuinley (L) and US Team Captain Tom Watson at a press conference in Gleneagles on September 22, 2014, before the start of the Ryder CupThe guessing game gets going in earnest at the Ryder Cup on Tuesday as players set out in groups for their first practice rounds at Gleneagles.Who is playing with whom takes on added significance as an insight into the thought processes drifting through the minds of the two skippers -- Paul McGinley for Europe and Tom Watson for the United States.T...  Full Story
Lion King is best-selling production of all time
Cast members from Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office -- more than any other stage show or movie.The earnings come from ticket sales alone and do not include merchandise, recordings or revenue from the Disney film on which it is based.Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of t...  Full Story
US closes loopholes to curb corporate tax inversions
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks at the end of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Cairns on September 21, 2014The US Treasury took action Monday to halt a rising torrent of US companies moving offshore to cut their tax bills, saying the surge in so-called inversions threatened government income.The move to close loopholes that encourage US companies to merge with a foreign firms and relocate their tax residences offshore could stifle takeovers announced th...  Full Story
Americans want more religious input in politics: poll
Reverend Jim Wallis leads a prayer in front of the Capitol Building on the morning of October 16, 2013 in WashingtonAmericans are increasingly inclined to support religious influence in politics, according to a study released Monday that highlighted the US divide between the faithful and non-religious.Some 72 percent of the US public say religion is losing sway on American life, up five points since 2010, the Pew Research Center poll showed.But most of those res...  Full Story
US jury finds Arab Bank liable for backing terrorism
The New York Branch of the Arab Banking Corporation is pictured August 14, 2014 at 3rd Avenue in New YorkIn a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.The jury deliberated for nearly two full days after a month-long trial at the eastern district court in Brooklyn that followed a federal law suit filed in 2004."This is an enormo...  Full Story
FBI tracking returned IS fighters
US authorities are closely tracking some of the 100 Americans estimated to have fought with the Islamic State group in the Middle East who are believed to have returned home, a senior US official saidUS authorities are closely tracking some of the 100 Americans estimated to have fought with the Islamic State group in the Middle East who are believed to have returned home, a senior US official said Monday.The revelation came before President Barack Obama travels to New York Tuesday to chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the...  Full Story
US stocks retreat from records; Nasdaq down 1.14%
Traders wait for Chinese online retail giant AlibabaUS stocks finished decisively lower Monday, retreating from last week's records in a decline attributed to profit taking and anxiety about Chinese economic growth.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 107.06 points (0.62 percent) to 17,172.68. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 16.11 (0.80 percent) to 1,994.29, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite...  Full Story