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.  MI5 was ranked 62 out of 100 for being one of the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff, accordi 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.  The Chapter 11 filin More...

Handcuffed man steals police car

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Prosecutors: Marine disregarded combat rules

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High court weighs policy against curse words on TV

WASHINGTON   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and th More...

Dartmouth student found dead in Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police are investigating the death of a U.S. student in Barcelona but say so far do not suspect foul play. A spokeswoman said Monday that Crispin Scott was found dead Saturday in an apartment in Barcelona province. 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. More...

REP. GIFFORDS, A YEAR LATER

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Romney rivals make final N.H. appeals

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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.  Engineers closely tracked the one-ton rover nicknamed Curiosity, which has been cruising along s 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.&n 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...

Guantanamo closure hopes fade as prison turns 10

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico   Suleiman al- Nahdi waits with dozens of other prisoners in a seemingly permanent state of limbo five years after he was cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay.  “I wonder if the U.S. More...

Cops seeking missing boy find bloody clothes

COLUMBIA, S. C. ( AP) — Columbia police looking for a South Carolina toddler missing since Thanksgiving have found a shovel and what appear to be bloody clothes and blankets.  More...

4 dead after Ohio standoff

LOGAN, Ohio ( AP) — A family dispute ended when a man caring for his terminally ill wife apparently shot and killed her two sisters and his son before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.  A cousin said the man was upset that the re 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...

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...

CO leak sends 42 to hospital

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Eight of the 42 U.S. More...