DETROIT (Reuters) – Politicians should not “play chicken” with the country’s credit rating, but need to focus urgently on finding ways to reduce the rising budget deficit, according to the head of General Motors Co.
HAMBURG, Iowa (Reuters) – Massive earth-moving machines raced on Tuesday to build a wall to hold back Missouri River floodwaters that could swamp the town of Hamburg, Iowa, but the boys practicing baseball nearby paid little notice.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blogger sued for defamation over comments posted on an Internet message board is not entitled to the same protections as a journalist, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nintendo took the wraps off a high-definition version of its hit Wii, with a 6.2-inch touchscreen-equipped controller that the leading videogame hardware maker hopes will appeal to a more hardcore audience.
CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) – Deadly tornadoes that tore through Massachusetts last week caused at least $90 million of damage, making it the most costly single natural disaster in state history, officials said on Tuesday.