December 8, 2011 RSS feed / World

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Russian PM Putin blasts U.S. secretary MOSCOW ( AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blasted U.S. More...

Baldwin apologizes to passengers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Baldwin issued an apology Wednesday to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight that was delayed by his refusal to stop playing a cellphone game — but stopped short of apologizing to the airline or the flig More...

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...

Block of morning-after pill sparks outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms. More...

Official: Israeli missile strike kills 2

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says an Israeli missile strike has killed two suspected Islamic militants in Gaza. More...

2 leaders press debt plan with EU allies

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany hoped to rally fellow European conservatives today around their latest bid to save the euro currency from collapsing under the weight of huge state debt. More...

Home burns as firefighters do nothing

SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple has lost everything after their home burned to the ground as firefighters watched and did nothing. Vicky Bell told WPSD-TV that she called 911 when her mobile home in Obion County caught fire. 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...