December 9, 2011 RSS feed / World

New treaty to save euro splits European Union

BRUSSELS ( AP) — The leaders of the 17 countries that use the euro, plus six others, have tentatively agreed to a new treaty that enforces stricter budget rules seen as crucial to solving Europe’s debt crisis and holding the currency-bloc More...

Edison photograph sells for $31,554

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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...

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...

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...

Paul strength may help Romney in Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney may have some help in Iowa: Ron Paul. More...

Kan. couple among those killed in helicopter crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Delwin and Tamara Chapman were in Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows after 25 years of marriage when a luxury helicopter tour of the twinkling Las Vegas Strip and the iconic Hoover Dam caught their attention. More...

BRIEFS

Motive still unknown in Va. Tech shooting More...

Coke moves secret formula

ATLANTA ( AP) — The Coca-Cola Co. has made its secret formula the centerpiece of a new exhibit at its corporate museum, ditching the confines of the bank vault where the list of ingredients had been stored since 1925. More...

Iran shows video of U.S. drone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV broadcast video Thursday of what it said was the high-tech U.S. drone that Tehran says its forces downed earlier this week. 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...

BRIEFS

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...

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...