Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bombing kills 20...Geithner testifies...NASA to the moon...

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Bombing kills 20...Geithner testifies...NASA to the moon

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) Authorities say at least 20 people have been killed in a bombing in Somalia. A hospital spokesman says the blast targeted a hotel frequented by Somali officials. There's word that Somalia's national security minister is among the dead.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A consulting firm says health coverage is going to get more expensive next year for employers who provide it and even more so for workers. PricewaterhouseCoopers says workers worried about losing their jobs are using their health care more while they still have it. The report also says rising unemployment is driving up medical costs.

Washington (AP) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will spend today on the hot seat on Capitol Hill. He'll be explaining the administration's plan to overhaul the nation's financial regulatory system before the Senate Banking and House Financial Services committees. The administration's goal is to close regulatory gaps while increasing oversight.

WASHINGTON (AP) NASA is aiming for the moon today after postponing the space shuttle launch until July. The unmanned rocket launch scheduled this afternoon marks the first such mission in a decade. The robotic moon probes will hunt for hidden ice.

WASHINGTON (AP) An aide says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham CLinton has fractured her elbow. She says Clinton fell on her way to the White House yesterday. Clinton is expected to undergo surgery in the coming week.


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