Nicholas Jenkins

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State of the Union: is Obama our economic Tiger President?

It is a trait of perfectionist, immigrant Tiger Mothers, as Amy Chua controversially says, to drag better performance out of their offspring by comparing them unfavorably with their peers. That drives achievement but results in low self-esteem, she claims.<p>Is Obama our Tiger President?<br>Every year, …

3rd person dies after Minn. apartment building explosion

A third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.<p>Abdiqani Adan, 29, who did not live in the building, died Friday at the Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the office.<p>Meanwhile, two survivors still in …

McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call situation 'predictable'

Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.<p>Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, …

In Jahi McMath saga, science and religion clash

It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.<p>Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support.<p>Now Jahi is hooked to a ventilator that handles …

In Pictures: Indonesia volcano

The Mount Sinabung volcano in western Indonesia has sporadically erupted since September, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.<p>Authorities extended a danger zone around the rumbling volcano on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents …

With Benefits Cut, Unemployed Take Stock Of Dwindling Options

In November, 222,000 Californians opened their mailboxes to find a warning: Unemployment benefits were scheduled to end in December.<p>While Congress was inching closer to passing a budget, Emergency Unemployment Compensation was not part of the deal. That's the long-term jobless benefits: extra …

Relief as flood defences hold, but the storms aren't over yet

As the rain eased over the Dorset coast yesterday, and the last police officers with their loudhailers left the Portland peninsula, the landlady of the Little Ship was happy to have a dry pub to open up.<p>"The police came last night and said there was going to be a 10ft swell and we should move …