January 18, 2012 RSS feed / World

USDA reveals aid deal

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Company fined for quarry blasts

WESTBROOK ( AP) — A Maine construction company has been fined $ 4,500 for blasts at a Westbrook quarry that violated vibration limits set in a consent agreement reached by the city, the company and a neighboring business. More...

Suu Kyi registers for seat in parliament

THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Ecstatic cheers of “Long Live Aung San Suu Kyi!” echoed through the streets of this impoverished Yangon suburb today as she registered for elections, a sign of how vastly Myanmar has changed since the junta More...

Storms spawn January tornadoes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least two people have been injured after powerful spring-like storms spawned tornadoes in Indiana, Kentucky and Mississippi. More...

Police arrest 7 in filmed beating of teen

CHICAGO ( AP) — Seven teenagers were arrested today in the beating and robbery of a 17- year- old Chicago high school student that was filmed and posted online, city police said. More...

Search teams suspend operations at stricken ship

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue workers suspended operations today after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast, creating deep concerns about the safety of divers and firefighters searching for the 22 people still More...

New London airport idea gains support

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Boris Johnson says his proposal for a major new airport in the Thames River estuary east of London is gaining some support. More...

Russia warns against use of force in Syria

MOSCOW ( AP) — Russia will block any attempt by the West to secure U.N. support for the use of force against Syria, Russia’s foreign minister said today. More...

Yahoo co-founder Yang leaving company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling Internet company, as it tries to revive its revenue growth and win over disgruntled shareholders under a new leader. More...

School bus crash sends 32 to hospital

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A tractor- trailer clipped a school bus full of students Tuesday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 32 people — 29 of them children — to a central Texas hospital. More...