WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several people were killed and others injured when at least one gunman opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington on Monday, authorities said.
A Washington police spokesman said five people had been shot at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, including a District of Columbia police officer and one other law enforcement officer. The Navy did not elaborate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four years after the recession officially ended, many American adults are still struggling to recover financially with lower incomes and, in some cases, going hungry, according to two surveys released on Thursday that underscored the unevenness of the U.S. economic recovery.
Twenty percent of U.S. adults – one in five – polled last month said that at times in the past year they did not have enough money to buy food for themselves or their families, according to Gallup’s findings.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four years after the recession ended, one in five American adults are still struggling to buy enough food, according to a survey released on Thursday that underscored the unevenness of the U.S. economic recovery.
Twenty percent of U.S. adults polled last month said that at times in the past year they had not had enough money to buy food for themselves or their family, according to Gallup’s findings.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House warned on Wednesday that a diplomatic solution over Syria would take “some time” and pledged to pursue talks despite skepticism from U.S. lawmakers that Damascus would make good on a Russian plan to surrender its chemical weapons.
A day after President Barack Obama urged Americans to support his call for military strikes if diplomacy failed, officials warned of a long process ahead.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday expressed skepticism about the success of an international diplomatic push to get Syria to surrender its chemical weapons arsenal, as deep disagreements remained with Moscow over whether to maintain a military threat.
The diplomatic initiative, kicked off by Syria’s close ally Russia as a way to avert military strikes threatened by President Barack Obama, was due to move forward on Thursday when Secretary of State John Kerry meets in Geneva with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.