WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress, unable to convince the outgoing Bush administration to support a broad economic stimulus bill, are looking at a stopgap measure to feed the poor and help them get health care, congressional aides said.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A new dry wipe can clean up chemical agents such as mustard gas, giving soldiers a more convenient way to deal with toxic materials on the battlefield, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. communications regulators will consider a controversial spectrum auction plan for free Internet and new rules governing disputes between cable operators and programmers at their December meeting, the agency’s chairman said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California congressman Xavier Becerra has emerged as a leading candidate to be the chief U.S. trade negotiator for President-elect Barack Obama, a Democratic official and lobbyists said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats will be able to do plenty over the next two years — despite falling just short of their goal of winning a majority big enough to end Republican procedural roadblocks.
LONDON (Reuters) – The arctic tundra emits the same amount of methane in winter as in the warmer months, a surprising finding that bolsters understanding of how greenhouse gases interact with nature, researchers said on Wednesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – The space tourism race heated up on Tuesday when a second company began offering tickets for suborbital rides at less than half the price of competitor Virgin Galactic’s.