January 11, 2012 RSS feed / World

Bomb kills Iranian nuke expert

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and his driver today, reports said. More...

Spy agency named as gay-friendly employer

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 was named as one of the country’s most gay-friendly employers today. More...

Twinkies maker seeks bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions. More...

Handcuffed man steals police car

KOUTS, Ind. ( AP) — Authorities say a handcuffed man has stolen a police cruiser in northwest Indiana, and he radioed police for help in finding the car’s cigarette lighter and a key to unlock his hands. More...

German economy stalled

BERLIN ( AP) — Germany’s economy slipped into reverse in the last quarter of 2011 in spite of showing strong overall growth for the year of 3 percent, the country’s Federal Statistics Office said today. More...

Spacecraft aiming for August landing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft hurtling toward Mars prepared to fire its thrusters today to put itself on course for an August landing. More...

Syria’s Assad makes appearance at rally

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad joined thousands of his supporters today in an extremely rare public appearance, telling a pro- regime rally in the capital that the “ conspiracy” against his country will fail. More...

Tanker carrying fuel heads toward Nome

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After being slowed and at times stalled by ice in the Bering Sea, a Coast Guard icebreaker and a Russian tanker were making “great progress” toward Nome on Tuesday, according to an official for the corporati More...