U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent

U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent

The Labor Department says the economy added 120,000 jobs in March, down from more than 200,000 in each of the previous three months. The unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent, the lowest since January 2009. But the rate dropped because fewer people searched for jobs. The official unemployment tally only…

U.S. and Turkey to step up ‘nonlethal’ aid to rebels in Syria

U.S. and Turkey to step up ‘nonlethal’ aid to rebels in Syria

Turkey and the United States plan to provide “nonlethal” assistance, like communications equipment and medical supplies, directly to opposition groups inside Syria, and will urge other allies to do so as well. (New York Times)…

Peyton Manning Reportedly Chooses Broncos

Peyton Manning Reportedly Chooses Broncos

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Peyton Manning has chosen to be the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos. ESPN’s Adam Schefter also tweeted that Manning has informed other teams of his decision. Upon parting ways with the Indianapolis Colts after 14 seasons, the four-time NFL MVP made his first free agent visit to…

Gunman kills 4, including rabbi, outside France school

Gunman kills 4, including rabbi, outside France school

The gunman opened fire Monday in front of a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and a schoolgirl, the prosecutor’s office said. It was the third deadly motorcycle shooting in the same area in recent days. French prosecutors were studying possible…

Turkish NATO helicopter crash kills 12 Turkish soldiers and at least 4 civilian in Afghanistan

Turkish NATO helicopter crash kills 12 Turkish soldiers and at least 4 civilian in Afghanistan

At least 10 people, including a woman and two children, were killed Friday when a Nato Turkish helicopter crashed into a house and burst into flames on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said. Turkey’s military says, helicopter crash kills 12 Turkish soldiers.  …

CIA director Petraeus visits Turkish leaders

CIA director Petraeus visits Turkish leaders

The United States’ top intelligence chief paid an unannounced two-day visit to Ankara to discuss deepening instability in Syria and the joint fight against terrorism. David Petraeus, chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), held meetings with top Turkish officials both yesterday and on March 12. Petraeus met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…

Oscars 2012: Full list of winners of the Academy Awards

1. Cinematography: “Hugo.” 2. Art Direction: “Hugo.” 3. Costume Design: “The Artist.” 4. Makeup: “The Iron Lady.” 5. Foreign Language Film: “A Separation,” Iran. 6. Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.” 7. Film Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” 8. Sound Editing: “Hugo.” 9. Sound Mixing: “Hugo.” 10. Documentary…

New York Knicks Lose To Miami Heat : 102 – 88

New York Knicks Lose To Miami Heat : 102 – 88

Miami beat the Knicks 102-88 on Thursday night – the eighth straight win for the NBA-leading Heat, all by at least 12 points. Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and LeBron James finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which will go into…

Obama to meet Netanyahu on March 5

Obama to meet Netanyahu on March 5

Amid U.S. worries that Israel will attack Iran over its nuclear program, President Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on March 5, officials said today. READ FULL STORY ON USA TODAY…

NYPD Monitored Muslim Students All Over Northeast

NYPD Monitored Muslim Students All Over Northeast

According the reports, The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools far beyond the city limits, including the Ivy League colleges of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. Police talked with local authorities about professors 300 miles away in Buffalo and even…