January 6, 2012 RSS feed / World

Wounded Iraq vet gets free house

COLUMBIA, S. C. ( AP) — Two firms that are part of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are providing $20,000 to provide a mortgagefree home for an Army veteran wounded in Iraq. More...

NASA questions Lovell’s right to sell checklist

MIAMI ( AP) — NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. More...

Auschwitz has record number of visitors

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau says it saw more than 1.4 million visitors in 2011, a record high for the former death camp. More...

Pope Benedict names 22 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY ( AP) — Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals today, including prelates in such key posts as New York and Hong Kong and a large number of Italians holding major Vatican positions. More...

Sentencing for Navy kickbacks delayed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island sentencing for a Georgia man involved in a kickbacks scheme authorities say cost the Navy between $7 million and $20 million has been postponed. More...

Unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. More...

Damascus explosion kills at least 11

DAMASCUS ( AP) — An explosion ripped through a busy intersection in the Syrian capital today, hitting a police bus and killing at least 11 people and possibly many more in an attack that left pools of blood in the streets and marked the second More...

Dog found alive 4 days after avalanche

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A dog that was feared dead after he was swept away in a weekend avalanche that killed his owner showed up four days later at the Montana motel where his owners had stayed the night before going backcountry skiing. More...