Tropical Storm Karen may bring more than 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain, isolated tornadoes and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it is expected to go ashore over the weekend, forecasters said.
A woman who tried to breach a White House checkpoint led police on a car chase through Washington that ended when she was shot to death by police blocks from the U.S. Capitol, prompting a lockdown of the legislative complex.
From an Internet café in San Francisco, a 29-year-old free-market evangelist who called himself “Dread Pirate Roberts” allegedly used untraceable web services, an international network of servers and anonymous digital currency to run a global online exchange of cocaine and heroin.
Al-Shabaab, the Somali terrorist group behind a four-day attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, threatens U.S. embassies and interests in Africa and potentially on U.S. soil as well, counterterrorism analysts told Congress.
President Barack Obama said there is only “one way out” of the partial government shutdown that entered its third day -- for House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on a stopgap spending bill without conditions.
The U.S. Capitol reopened after police shot and killed a female suspect who tried to breach a White House checkpoint today and led authorities on an almost two-mile car chase through downtown to the legislative complex.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. curbed production in the Gulf of Mexico and other energy companies evacuated workers from platforms and pipelines as Tropical Storm Karen triggered a hurricane watch.
Cotton rose to the highest in six weeks on speculation that cold weather and rain will hamper crops in the U.S., the world’s leading exporter. Coffee and sugar also gained, while orange juice and cocoa declined.