December 13, 2011 RSS feed / World

U.S. asks Iran to give back drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has delivered a formal request to Iran for the return of a U.S. surveillance drone captured by Iranian armed forces, but said it is not hopeful that Iran will comply. More...

‘SNOOPY HOUSE’ SAVED

IN THIS 2005 FILE PHOTO, Jim Jordan, left, and Robby Hardison stand in front of the “Snoopy House” that Jordan started 44 years ago with help from Hardison in Costa Mesa, Calif. More...

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Agencies face budget curbs in $1 trillion bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a weekend deadline to avoid a government shutdown, a combative Congress appears on track to advance a massive $ 1 trillion- plus yearend spending package that curbs agency More...

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NATO to end its Iraq training mission BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says it will permanently shut down its military training mission in Iraq at the end of this month and withdraw all its soldiers from the country by Dec. 31. 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...

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...

GET GOING GEESE

A FARMER stops traffic in Duisburg, western Germany, to shepherd his flock of 150 geese across the street on Thursday. 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...

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

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky waives hearing

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Four more in custody after officer’s death

NEW YORK ( AP) — Four more suspects have been taken into custody following the deadly shooting of a New York City police officer who was responding to a break-in in Brooklyn, authorities said today. More...

Army helicopters crash on Washington base, 4 dead

RAINIER, Wash. ( AP) — Two Army helicopters crashed Monday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in an accident that killed four soldiers, a military spokesman said late Monday. The two- seat reconnaissance choppers crashed after 8 p.m. More...

Family of Va. Tech shooter offers its condolences

RICHMOND, Va. ( AP) — The family of the man authorities say shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer has offered condolences and prayers to the slain officer’s family. More...

Paul strength may help Romney in Iowa

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

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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...

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...