November 23, 2011 RSS feed / World

Police, protesters clash again in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police were clashing with anti- government protesters for a fifth day in Cairo as a rights group raised the overall death toll from the current unrest to 38. More...

Cash-strapped cities saying: ‘Your ad here’

CHICAGO S even vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about how governments raise mon More...

Bush to raise cancer awareness in Africa

DALLAS ( AP) — Former President George W. More...

Todd Palin repaid for hacker trial

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The government paid nearly $2,500 for Sarah Palin’s husband to come to the trial of a Tennessee college student who hacked into her email — even though Todd Palin never testified, court records show. More...

3 killed, 1 injured in Ky. shooting

SONORA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say three people were killed and another seriously injured in a shooting on a rural road about 50 miles south of Louisville. More...

U.N. envoy: Yemen president to sign power-transfer deal

SANAA, Yemen ( AP) — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh plans to sign a deal today in the Saudi capital that could mean the end of his 33- year rule, the U.N. envoy to Yemen said. More...

Official: Gadhafi son to be tried in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor says Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam will be tried in a Libyan court by Libyan judges. More...

Ore. governor bans death penalty for rest of his term

SALEM, Ore. ( AP) — Haunted by regret for allowing two men to be executed more than a decade ago, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber now says it’ll never happen again on his watch. More...

BRIEFS

Ohio worker charged with tainting coffee TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An employee at an Ohio Big Boy restaurant is charged with pouring animal medication into customer coffee with the intent to poison. More...

T homa s Cook faces financial trouble

LONDON ( AP) — Fears rose over the survival of venerable British tour operator Thomas Cook after financial problems worsened Tuesday for the company that took more than 22 million people on holiday in the latest year. More...

13 more charged in cheating scandal

Occurs in New York

MINEOLA, N. Y. ( AP) — Thirteen more current and former high school students from an affluent community on New York’s Long Island were charged Tuesday in a widening college entrance exam cheating scandal, bringing the total to 20. More...

Power Balance seeks bankruptcy protection

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The company behind Power Balance bracelets donned by basketball stars and celebrities has filed for bankruptcy protection amid a spate of lawsuits. More...

NASA ‘dream machine’ is going to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As big as a car and as well-equipped as a laboratory, NASA’s newest Mars rover blows away its predecessors in size and skill. More...