December 30, 2011 RSS feed / World

2 dead, 61 hurt in pileup

NEW ORLEANS ( AP) — Two men died and 61 other people were injured Thursday in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said. More...

Pot place won’t have ‘vapor lounge’

PORTLAND (AP) — The operators of a medical marijuana dispensary scheduled to open in Portland say they will not have a “vapor lounge” at the site after state officials raised concerns. More...

Plane returns safely to Bangor airport

BANGOR (AP) — A plane has landed safely at Bangor International Airport after a cockpit warning light came on shortly after takeoff. More...

Russia says nuclear sub fire finally out

MOSCOW (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine today as some crew members remained inside, officials said, giving assurances that there was no radiation leak and the vessel’s nuclear-tippe More...

Composer: Olympics will hurt theaters

LONDON (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber says London’s Olympic Games will force most of the capital’s theaters to close for the summer. More...

Caviar discovered in Russian morgue

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia ( AP) — Even people who think caviar is to die for might lose their appetite when it’s stored in a hospital morgue. But that’s where St. More...

Smaller Tavern on the Green planned

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after the glitzy Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park closed, New York City officials are looking to open a scaled-down version. More...

North Korea vows no softening under new leader

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea warned the world today there would be no softening of its position toward South Korea’s government after Kim Jong Il’s death as Pyongyang strengthened his son and heir’s authority with More...

Horse, 2 cats killed in fire in Farmington

FARMINGTON (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fire in western Maine that destroyed a large barn and stable, killing a horse and two cats. More...

Egypt rights groups blast raids on offices

CAIRO ( AP) — Several Egyptian rights groups today accused the country’s ruling military council of using “ repressive tools” of the deposed regime in waging an “unprecedented campaign” against pro-democracy organi More...

2 face charges after nude McDonald’s run

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Two people who pulled up at a McDonald’s drive- thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges. More...