Congressional aide says Obama to name former Senator Hagel for defense secretary

Congressional aide says Obama to name former Senator Hagel for defense secretaryRepublican senators voice opposition to nomination of former colleagueHagel will likely face questions over his 'anti-Israel' views'He would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward Israel in our nation's history' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:16 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:46 GMT, 7 January 2013 President Barack Obama will today nominate the controversial former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary, a congressional Democratic aide has revealed.

Winter storm "Draco" continues to wreak havoc with heavy snow and winds

Winter storm 'Draco' wreaks havoc across U.S. with 5,200 flights delayed and heavy snow stranding millions trying to get home for Christmas 131 flights cancelled today and 5,843 delayed across the U.S.National Weather Service issues winter storm warnings for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Ohio as well as parts of Northern California and Oregon Delays of an hour or more were reported at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and La Guardia Airport in New YorkAt least four people dead in treacherous driving conditionsThree people killed in 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa after drivers were blinded by snow | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 22 December 2012 Powerful winds and snow whipped parts of the eastern United States on Saturday, carrying the promise of a white Christmas while threatening to cause havoc for the many Americans traveling for the holidays. The storm moving in from the Midwest was sending strong winds into the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England and buried parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin in more than a foot of snow earlier this week.

Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say. And as a homespun remedy for everything that might ail you during winter, there are few things as deliciously soothing. But could such a broth be more than just a cold comfort According to the latest scientific study, the answer is yes.

Sandy Hook victims: America"s night of grief as citizens unite for candle-lit vigils

America's night of grief: Citizens unite as they attend candle-lit vigils to remember the 26 Sandy Hook victims Paper lanterns were released into sky at a vigil in Omaha, Nebraska Hundreds attended Newtown High School to see President Barack Obama preside over an interfaith worship vigil | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 17 December 2012 Americans were united in their grief last night as they attended vigils to remember the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Many people lit candles as they stood in the dark clutching candles while silently reflecting on the tragic events of last Friday. Paper lanterns were released into the night sky during a vigil in Omaha, Nebraska