Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions. The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a [...]

Amid differences, Israel’s Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

Amid differences, Israel’s Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants. Hosting the Israeli prime minister in a brief visit [...]

Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain. Military searchers resumed a recovery operation with helicopters early on Wednesday a day after officials called off rescue efforts because of poisonous gas and fears [...]

U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes

U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co <BA.N> airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices. Airlines will need to replace certain cockpit display units made by Honeywell International Inc <HON.N> used on Boeing’s 737 and 777 jets within five years, [...]

In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan’s military, militants

In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan’s military, militants

By Syed Raza Hassan and Katharine Houreld KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas. The early September dawn raid at a [...]

JPMorgan to face U.S. class action in $10 billion MBS case

JPMorgan to face U.S. class action in $10 billion MBS case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday said JPMorgan Chase & Co must face a class action lawsuit by investors who claimed the largest U.S. bank misled them about the safety of $10 billion of mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis. U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan [...]

Brazil’s Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls

Brazil’s Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil’s presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday. A survey by pollster Datafolha showed Rousseff with 49 percent support, compared with 41 percent for Silva in a simulation of an expected [...]

FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday. The FCC, which enforces broadcast indecency violations, has received a petition from legal [...]

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was [...]

U.S. says wants Syria’s Assad out despite focus on Islamic State

U.S. says wants Syria’s Assad out despite focus on Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States is focusing its efforts on defeating Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria but has not changed its position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday. The United States and five Arab allies began bombing Islamic [...]