November 25, 2011 RSS feed / World

Mubarak era P.M. picked to lead Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military rulers picked a prime minister from ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s era to head the next government, according to state television, a choice that will almost certainly intensify criticism by tens of thous More...

A death most fowl: Turkey crashes into eatery

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A wild turkey smashed through a plate glass window at an empty western Pennsylvania restaurant and ended up where millions of its fellow gobblers did on Thanksgiving: a dining room.  More...

Cuba to change postal service

Cuba is restructuring its rickety postal service to boost efficiency, decentralizing the monolithic entity in favor of a state-run business group made up of largely autonomous regional offices.  More...

Georgia farmers crack down on pecan thieves

SAVANNAH, Ga. ( AP) — Hired by farmers as a private security guard, Brooks Rucker patrols thousands of acres of Georgia farmland on the lookout for thieves toting 5- gallon buckets.  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.  Luis Moreno-Ocampo says the ICC will help Libya establish the judic 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...

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...

Crews search for victims of Ariz. plane crash

PHOENIX ( AP) — Crews hunted through crags and outcroppings of a mountaintop area just east of Phoenix, searching for victims of a fiery plane crash that killed all six people aboard, including the pilot and his three young children.  More...

BRIEFS

Man sparks uproar with ‘not hiring’ signs   WACO, Ga. More...

U.S. awaits release of 3 students held in Egypt

Three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo and ordered released by an Egyptian court are in the midst of being processed by authorities there, a U. S. Embassy spokeswoman said today.  More...

Sticky goo disables vehicles

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flood of gooey muck dropped from a tanker truck disabled more than 100 cars and damaged an unknown number of other vehicles along a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, officials said.  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...

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...

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...