January 17, 2012 RSS feed / World

Romney says he may release tax returns

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Under pressure, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he might be willing to release his tax returns. More...

Airbus takes record orders in 2011

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Airbus took in a record number of orders for new commercial aircraft last year as strong demand for its revamped single-aisle plane helped it best U.S. rival Boeing Co. in the race for orders for the fourth year running. More...

Snowshoer rescued, in good shape

SEATTLE ( AP) — A 66- year-old snowshoer who had been missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday has been rescued after searchers traversed deep snow and snowshoed up a river valley to pull him from the icy remote backcountry, a national park spok More...

Boy, 10, suspected of stabbing friend

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is suspected of fatally stabbing a 12-year-old friend in the chest with a kitchen knife, authorities say. More...

Colo. man found dead in theater restroom

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man who was missing for five days was found dead in a locked movie theater restroom after workers noticed an odor and forced their way in, authorities said. More...

Costa CEO blames capt. error for ship grounding

ROME The captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany made an unauthorized deviation from its programmed course, a “human error” that led to the vessel’s deadly grounding, the ship’s Italian owner said today. More...

Delta: Flight diverted for ‘unruly’ couple

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica was diverted to Tampa, Fla., on Sunday evening after a couple from Germany became unruly. 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...

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...

Man accused of taking cop car caught

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Rescuers blast holes in stricken ship off Italy

ROME (AP) — Italian naval divers today exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship grounded off a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing people while seas were still calm. More...

Walker opponents to submit recall papers

MADISON, Wis. ( AP) — Supporters of an unprecedented effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. More...

Fuel transfer begins at iced-in Alaska city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Russian tanker and its crew have begun offloading more than a million gallons of fuel to an iced-in city along the western coast of Alaska. More...

Official: Yemen unrest could delay elections

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s foreign minister has suggested that next month’s presidential elections could be delayed due to the turmoil roiling the nation. More...

Boston, Belfast spar over IRA tapes

DUBLIN (AP) — A trans- Atlantic legal showdown could determine whether Gerry Adams, the Irish republican chieftain long at the center of Belfast war and peace, faces trial over his IRA past. More...

Former AP executive Fink dies

Conrad Fink, who taught a generation of journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday at age 80. More...

Tanker carrying fuel arrives at iced-in AK town

NOME, Alaska ( AP) — Crews are laying the “ icework” for the final leg of a Russian tanker’s mission to deliver fuel to the Alaskan town of Nome, building a path over a half- mile of Bering Sea ice to lay a hose for the fuel t 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...

Beijing Apple store egged

BEIJING ( AP) — Angry customers and gangs of scalpers threw eggs at Apple Inc.’s Beijing store today after the iPhone 4S launch there was canceled due to concerns over the crowd’s size. 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...