December 8, 2011 RSS feed / World

Blagojevich gets 14 years

CHICAGO ( AP) — Rod Blagojevich starts today facing a bleak countdown — 71 days before the twice-elected Illinois governor must say goodbye to his family and begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption.  More...

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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. 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.  Since slipping into orbit around Vesta in July, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has beamed back stunning i 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...

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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...

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.  The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning- after pill mo 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.  The official says the two were killed as the strike hit their vehicle near a crowded publ 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. 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.  The officials say a roadside bomb killed three policemen today in the predominantly Sunni suburb of Abu Ghraib, west o 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. More...

Naked, steroid-crazed bodybuilder attacks couple

COLTON, Calif. More...