Benghazi panel to interview former CIA Director Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee looking into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is interviewing former CIA Director David Petraeus as the investigation enters its third calendar year – and a presidential election year. Petraeus is the first of four former Obama administration officials the Republican-led committee is interviewing in the next week.…

US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration’s best-case scenario for political transition in Syria does not foresee Bashar Assad stepping down as the country’s leader before March 2017, outlasting Barack Obama’s presidency by at least two months, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. An internal timeline prepared for U.S. officials dealing with the…

Monsanto To Cut 1,000 More Jobs

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) ┬áMonsanto says it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial pressures. The additional layoffs will bring the St. Louis based company’s planned total cuts to 3,600 jobs, or about 16 percent of its workforce. In…