January 13, 2012 RSS feed / World

Fuel-bearing ship just 6 miles from Nome

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Russian tanker hauling much-needed fuel across the ice-choked Bering Sea to the Alaska city of Nome was just six miles from its destination this morning. More...

Arab League warns of Syria civil war

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the Arab League warned today that Syria may be sliding toward civil war, as security forces fired on thousands of people who poured into the streets in support of army defectors who switched sides to try to topple Pres More...

November trade defict hits $47.8 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in November for the first time in five months. Exports fell for a second straight month while imports rose to an all-time high, driven by rising demand for oil and foreign-made cars. More...

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...

Prosecutors: Marine disregarded combat rules

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. More...

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 the Inte More...

Marine video outrage not stopping peace talk moves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials worry that outrage over a video purporting to depict Marines urinating on Taliban corpses will tarnish the reputation of the entire military. More...

Texas mom sentenced to 45 years

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A Texas woman who suffocated her 6-year-old son in a New Hampshire motel room and left his body along a dirt road in Maine has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. More...

Man accused of taking cop car caught

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Thousands attend nuke expert’s funeral

TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Thousands of mourners chanted “Death to Israel” and “ Death to America” today during the funeral of a slain nuclear expert whom Iranian officials accuse the two nations of killing in a bomb blast thi More...

Ringtone halts N.Y. Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the dreaded sound at any live performance — a ringing cellphone. 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...

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...