December 1, 2011 RSS feed / World

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Indian drugmaker OK’d to sell Lipitor TRENTON, N. J. ( AP) — India’s largest maker of generic drugs won approval late Wednesday to sell a generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor. More...

Police clear out Occupy LA location

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a massive show of force, 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear, stormed the Occupy Los Angeles camp early today, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. More...

Border staff, teachers join U.K. strike

LONDON (AP) — U.K. border staff joined teachers, hospital workers and weather forecasters today in Britain’s largest strike in decades, but arriving airline passengers appeared to escape the chaos that had been predicted. More...

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Iranian students storm British Embassy TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. More...

Va. nuclear plant back at full power after earthquake

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first operating U.S. nuclear plant to shut down because of an earthquake is back up to full power. More...

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Egyptians vote in first elections since ouster CAIRO (AP) — Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians turned out in long lines at voting stations Monday in their nation’s first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s o 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...

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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...

Cain ponders his future

MANCHESTER, N. H. ( AP) — He’s still plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but Herman Cain also has begun to outline a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. More...

European Central Bank’s chief hints at more support

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted the bank is prepared to play a bigger, yet limited role in the resolution of Europe’s debt crisis — but only after the 17 countries that use the euro tether their econo More...

Official: 5,000 flee central Nigeria violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 5,000 people have fled villages in central Nigeria at the heart of clashes between nomadic cattle herders and farmers, officials said today, as at least five people have died in the fighting. More...

World’s central banks act

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major central banks around the globe took coordinated action today to ease the strains on the world’s financial system, saying they would make it easier for banks to get dollars if they need them. More...

3 killed in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — Three people are dead after a plane transporting a medical patient crashed in the backyard of a suburban Chicago home. Authorities say five people were on board when the plane went down just before 11 p.m. More...

SCIENCE PROJECT TO MARS

A UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on S More...

Top Marine says service embracing gay ban repeal

MANAMA, Bahrain Since the lifting two months ago of a longstanding U. S. ban on gays serving openly in the military, U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change, says their top officer, Gen. James F. More...

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...