January 9, 2012 RSS feed / World

CO leak sends 42 to hospital

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Eight of the 42 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy students who were hospitalized after carbon monoxide was found to be leaking at the Long Island facility have returned to the school. More...

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...

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...

Farmington explosion debris sent to ATF lab

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Investigators say an explosion this week on a remote Farmington road was likely caused by a homemade pyrotechnic device. More...

Fewer people sought unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. More...

Many retailers report solid sales gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Many retailers are reporting solid sales gains for December, capping a decent holiday season, but shoppers bent on discounts exacted a high price. More...

Killings rock Navy community

SAN DIEGO ( AP) — The two Navy fighter- jet pilots were in their prime, having made the cut into one of the military’s most competitive programs. More...

Life sentence sought for airport shooter

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of life in prison for an alleged Islamic extremist who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport last year. More...

Elantra, Evoque win top car, truck honors

DETROIT ( AP) — The Hyundai Elantra has won the North American Car of the Year award. The award was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which holds media previews this week and opens to the public on Jan. 14. More...

Police smuggle fake bomb onto Olympic site

LONDON ( AP) — U. K. police have managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special Cabinet meeting at Olympic Park marking 200 days until the Summer Games begin. More...

Romney rivals make final N.H. appeals

MANCHESTER, N.H. 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...

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...

Man charged with filing false report

BANGOR (AP) — Police say a Bangor man has been charged after falsely accusing an undercover officer of stealing $500 from him. Officials say Bangor police Lt. More...

Portland arena may close during work

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Cumberland County Civic Center’s trustees are weighing whether to shut down the arena during a $ 33 million renovation project. More...