Articles By J.J. McGrath

From Society Apr 22, 2012

Watergate Figure Charles 'Chuck' Colson Dies At 80

Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, who served as a special counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, died of complications related to a brain hemorrhage on Saturday at 3:12 p.m. EDT, according to one of the two evangelical Christian organizations he founded. He was 80.

From Society Apr 21, 2012

Strong Magnitude-6.6 Earthquake Strikes Close To Indonesian Coast

A strong magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck close to the Indonesian coast on Saturday at 10:17 a.m. local time (Friday at 8:17 p.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

From Politics & Policy Apr 16, 2012

US-Colombia Free-Trade Deal Becomes Effective May 15

The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will take effect next month, President Barack Obama announced Sunday during the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

From Economy Apr 16, 2012

US Conditionally Optimistic On China's Currency Move

"China's decision to widen the daily trading band for its exchange rate, if implemented in a way that allows the value of the exchange rate to reflect market forces, could contribute [to trade] rebalancing, which would be positive," a U.S. Treasury Department official said Sunday.

From Health Apr 15, 2012

Hold The Sushi: Moon Marine Recalls 29.4 Tons Of Raw Tuna

Because of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infections, the Moon Marine USA Corp., aka MMI, of Cupertino, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced.

From Politics & Policy Apr 15, 2012

Iran, P-5 Plus 1 Group Plan More Talks On Nuclear Program

Discussions of Iran's nuclear program between the Islamic Republic on the one side and the so-called P-5 Plus 1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, and the U.S., plus Germany -- on the other side appear to have gone reasonably well in Istanbul on Saturday.

From Politics & Policy Apr 15, 2012

Egypt Bars 10 Candidates In Coming Presidential Election

Ten of 23 Egyptian presidential candidates -- three of them considered front-runners -- were disqualified as participants in the coming election by the country's Supreme Presidential Election Commission on Saturday.

From Society Apr 14, 2012

Expected Major Tornado Outbreak In Central US Gets Under Way

A tornado touched down close to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., on Friday around 4 p.m. CDT -- the first in a series of twisters that the service's forecasters project will hit the central U.S. this weekend.

From Society Apr 11, 2012

Pakistan Continues Search For Avalanche Survivors [PHOTOS]

Braving hazardous weather conditions, 383 Pakistani military personnel and 69 civilians are working day and night on rescue efforts at the location where an avalanche on Saturday buried 124 soldiers and 11 civilians at an army battalion headquarters in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

From Sports Apr 09, 2012

Bubba Watson Wins Masters In A Sudden-Death Playoff

Two weeks ago, Bubba Watson had neither major golf championship titles nor children. Today, he has one of each. Watson's playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen on Sunday was the 15th in Masters Tournament history -- and the ninth since the tourney adopted the sudden-death format in 1976.