December 14, 2011 RSS feed / World

EGYPT VOTES

EGYPTIAN WOMEN line up today under a map of the Arab world out side a polling center in Giza, Egypt. More...

Panetta: U.S. at turning point in Afghan war

PAKTIKA, Afghanistan Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, standing less than 34 miles from the Pakistan border, told U. S. More...

Syracuse coach accuser jailed in Maine

LEWISTON ( AP) — A Maine man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him and is himself facing molestation charges has been arrested for violating bail conditions. 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...

BRIEFS

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...

WORLD/ NATION BRIEFS

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...

Gunman terrorizes Belgian city

LIEGE, Belgium ( AP) — The body of a woman has been found in the garage of a grenade- lobbing gunman, bringing to four the number of people killed in an attack in the city of Liege, officials said today. More...

US urges ban on phone use while driving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ren Bishop is one of many American drivers who texts, tweets and talks on her cellphone while she’s behind the wheel — and thinks it should be up to drivers to use their discretion when it comes to safety. More...

Police: Fake bills were simple photocopies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It didn’t take special training for workers in South Dakota to spot the fake $20 bills that were being passed off as real money this week. Police say the phony bills were simply low-tech color photocopies. More...

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...

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...

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...