Pakistan’s military said Thursday it has ordered an investigation into the handling of intelligence regarding Osama bin Laden, but warned that cooperation with the U.S. military was in jeopardy over the American raid that killed the al Qaeda leader.
Mrs Clinton said the raid was “38 of the most intense minutes” in her life, but her expression and the fact that her hand is covering her mouth might not convey any special significance.
The US secretary of state, who suffers from allergies, says she was embarrassed that her hand gesture may have only been an attempt to stifle a cough or sneeze.
Her comments were made at a press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ahead of a diplomatic meeting on Libya.
Mrs Clinton added that the battle against al-Qaeda continues despite Osama bin Laden’s death.
NEW YORK — Renewed worries about the health of the job market drove stocks lower Thursday after the government reported an unexpected jump in unemployment claims.
The Labor Department said that first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 474,000 last week, the highest level in eight months. Forecasters didn’t see it coming. Economists had expected claims would drop to 410,000.
Applications for unemployment benefits have increased in three of the previous four weeks.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 52 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,672. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 6 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,341. The Nasdaq composite fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,822.