November 23, 2011 RSS feed / World

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.  Luis Moreno-Ocampo says the ICC will help Libya establish the judic More...

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.  Tens of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square have reje 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 rai 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...

Greeks to pick new premier for 15 weeks

ATHENS, Greece ( AP) — The leaders of Greece’s two biggest parties are due to resume talks today to agree on who should be the country’s new prime minister, after reaching a historic power-sharing deal to push through a massive fina More...

Census shows widest old-young wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and colleg More...

Don’t slash military budget, GOP contenders say

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls warned in near unanimity against deep cuts in the nation’s defense budget Tuesday night, assailing President Barack Obama in a campaign debate but disagreeing over the extent of reductio 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.  The Blade newspaper reports 36- year- 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...

Defense hawks insist on sparing military from cuts

WASHINGTON   Congress’ defense hawks insist the military should be spared from automatic cuts triggered by the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal on reducing the deficit.  No way, says President Barack Obama, who Monday vow More...

Penn State officials in court for sex case

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Sound alike, but GOP hopefuls views differ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential candidates sound much alike in their zeal to shrink government, cut taxes and replace President Barack Obama’s big health care law with, well, something entirely different. More...