January 19, 2012 RSS feed / World

Cause of fatal crash remains unsolved

DEDHAM ( AP) — Police say the cause of a head- on crash in Dedham last month that claimed the life of a Massachusetts man remains a mystery and may never be known.  Dallas Whatley of Taunton, Mass., was killed in the Dec. More...

GOP: Santorum edges Romney in Iowa count

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Murdoch company to pay hacking damages

LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company today agreed to pay damages to 36 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Pr More...

Search resumes for 21 missing from ship

ROME (AP) — Divers resumed the search today for 21 people still missing after a cruise ship capsized off the Tuscan coast, but rough seas forecast for later in the day added an element of uncertainty to the operation and plans to begin pumping More...

Turkey seeks resumption of Iran nuclear talks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister today called for the immediate resumption of talks between Iran and major world powers to end the standoff over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.  More...

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.  The city’ 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...

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...

Kodak files for bankruptcy

ROCHESTER, N. Y. ( AP) — Is Kodak’s moment past?  More...

Lawyer nabbed for having gun on plane

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 65-year-old lawyer was arrested Wednesday for carrying a loaded handgun aboard an American Airlines jet at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.  Judith Kenney was released later Wednesday on her own recogniza More...

Storm in Washington leaves icy pavement

OLYMPIA, Wash. More...

Officials say Perry to abandon race

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. More...

Jobless claims drop to 352,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week to 352,000, the fewest since April 2008. The decline added to evidence that the job market is strengthening.  More...

Consumer prices flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices were unchanged last month, the latest sign that inflation remains tame. 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.  Johnson told BBC radio today that the government is getting increasingly interested in 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...

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...