By Susan Cornwell and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, the favorite to succeed retiring House Speaker John Boehner, dropped out of the race in a surprise that adds to concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House, faced opposition from more conservative lawmakers who now could be emboldened to take a more confrontational approach toward Democratic President Barack Obama on legislation and policy. McCarthy's decision leaves House Republicans without a leader at a time when they face difficult decisions about the spending and national debt that could threaten the country's ability to pay its bills and keep its government running.
Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) — After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Governments in low- and middle-income countries give some thought to access for devices that assist disabled elderly, a recent study suggests, but more attention is needed. Poorer countries are expected to see the fastest growth rates in their elderly populations, researchers write in BMJ Innovations, so they have to address needs for assistive devices that help those with disabilities and also technologies designed to prevent people from becoming disabled. Assistive technologies can range from wheelchairs, canes, prosthetic and orthotic devices, to spectacles, low vision aids, hearing aids, communication boards, household robots and assistive mobile and computer technology.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The fight was not related to Stone's role in taking down the gunman on a train headed to Paris and there was no connection to terrorism, Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard told a news conference. Stone's assailant, who has not been caught, is not believed to have known Stone's identity, Bernard said.
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