December 7, 2011 RSS feed / World

Five-day manhunt ends with escapee’s capture in N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A burglary suspect who escaped from a New Hampshire jail and vowed revenge on two people in Maine was caught Tuesday after five days on the lam, police said. More...

MIDDLE EAST MYSTERY

ISRAEL’S Antiquities Authority archeologist Eli Shukron sweeps marks carved in the bedrock in an archeological excavation in the city of David near Jerusalem’s Old City. More...

Winter storm blasts New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. ( AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state. More...

Judge weighs Occupy ruling

BANGOR (AP) — A federal judge on Monday promised a ruling within two days on Occupy Augusta’s request for a court order allowing the activists to remain in a park near the Maine State House without a permit. More...

New views of giant asteroid revealed

LOS ANGELES ( AP) — New views of the massive asteroid Vesta reveal it is more like a planet than an asteroid, scientists said Monday. More...

Naked, steroid-crazed bodybuilder attacks couple

COLTON, Calif. ( AP) — Police say a naked, 300-pound bodybuilder savagely beat a Southern California couple at their home, leaving them in critical condition. More...

Bachmann: Romney, Gingrich have ‘flaws’

Rep. Michele Bachmann said today she still thinks she has a good chance of winning the Iowa Republican caucuses, saying presidential campaign rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney “have significant flaws.” More...

Merkel, Sarkozy seek deal to save euro

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France will try to agree today on a cohesive plan to help save the euro through stricter oversight of government budgets. More...

U.S. pledges continued support for Afghanistan

BONN, Germany ( AP) — The United States and other nations vowed today to keep supporting Afghanistan after most foreign forces leave the country in 2014, as the nation faces an enduring Taliban-led insurgency and possible financial collapse. More...

BRIEFS

Court: Assange can continue legal fight LONDON (AP) — A British court today gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. More...

String of attacks in Iraq kills 5

BAGHDAD ( AP) — Iraqi officials say a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces have killed at least 5 people. More...

Police clear Occupy encampment in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About two dozen police officers remained at the scene early this morning of the Occupy encampment in San Francisco, hours after authorities kicked out the protesters, took down about 100 tents and arrested 70 people as the More...

Bomber kills 54 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Kabul today, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest of two attacks on a Shiite holy day — the first major sectarian assaults since the fal More...

Merkel downplays S&P warning

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel today downplayed Standard & Poor’s warning that it might cut the credit rating of 15 eurozone countries, including Germany’s, because the region’s financial crisis is worsening withou More...

Sham ’shroom scam foiled

EPHRATA, Pa. ( AP) — A central Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police say he tried to pass off storebought mushrooms as the illegal psychedelic variety. More...

Trebek stalker avoids lengthy prison sentence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman accused of burglarizing “ Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s hotel room in San Francisco this summer won’t face a “three strikes” charge that could have sent her to prison for 25 yea More...

BRIEFS

Pakistan pulls forces from Afghan border ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan today temporarily recalled some troops from border posts meant to coordinate activity with international forces in neighboring Afghanistan. More...

Police shoot, kill suspect on train

DALLAS (AP) — An undercover police operation erupted in gunfire aboard an Amtrak train idling at Union Station in downtown Dallas, leaving a suspect dead and an undercover narcotics officer and a bystander wounded. More...

Putin’s party barely hangs onto its majority

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party saw its majority in Russia’s parliament weaken sharply, according to preliminary election results released today, a humiliating setback for the man who has steadily tightened his g More...

Alaska gas station fire injures 5

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A fire that burned a gas station near Denali National Park was apparently started by an explosion inside the convenience store, Alaska state troopers said. Trooper Sgt. More...