January 24, 2012 RSS feed / World

Obama to take on economy

WASHINGTON   Addressing a divided nation amid a determined GOP campaign to take his job, President Barack Obama is preparing to issue a populist cry for economic fairness as he aims to corral the sympathies of middle-class voters 10 months befor More...

Romney, Gingrich in crackling Fla. debate

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Leno’s Romney joke incenses India’s Sikhs

NEW DELHI   India’s Sikh community isn’t finding Jay Leno so funny.  Members of the religious group said they were outraged when the “ Tonight Show” host showed a photo of a glittering gold building and claimed it wa More...

Mixed record for Obama’s State of the Union goals

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Killer storms pound South, Midwest

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Panetta lists measures to curb sex assault in military ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing a series of new initiatives to try to curb sexual assaults in the military, the defense chief said Wednesday, calling the problem a stain on the honor of the armed forces.  More...

GOP contest heats up

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France mulls early pullout as 4 killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — France suspended its training operations in Afghanistan and threatened to withdraw its entire force from the country early, after an Afghan wearing an army uniform shot and killed four French troops today and wounded o More...

U.S. general holds talks in Israel on Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. military’s top general conducted an intense string of closed talks with Israeli leaders today, amid apparent disagreements between the two countries over how to respond to Iran’s nuclear program.  More...

250,000 without power in Wash.

SEATTLE ( AP) — About 250,000 electric customers around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia were without power today because of a winter storm that coated much of Washington state in ice, swelled Oregon rivers and brought the expectation of more floodi More...

Marine faces 3 months in brig for Iraqi deaths

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.   Military prosecutors worked for more than six years to bring Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich to trial on manslaughter charges that could have sent him away to prison for life.  More...

Romney paid about $3M in federal taxes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. More...

JFK library to release last 45 hours of tapes

BOSTON (AP) — President John F. Kennedy’s library is releasing 45 hours of privately recorded meetings and phone calls, providing a window into the final months of his life.  More...

‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. ( AP) — Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscarwinning filmmaker.  More...

LePage prepares State of State speech

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage delivers his first State of the State address this week.  Tuesday night’s speech before a joint House-Senate session will be aired statewide. More...

EU adopts Iran oil embargo

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed an oil embargo against Iran today and froze the assets of its central bank, part of sanctions to pressure Iranian officials into resuming talks on the country’s controversial nuclear program.&nbs More...

Army report: Suicides down, violent crimes up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off but there’s been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war, a new Arm More...

Six killed in crash were U.S. Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official said today all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. More...

Grounded cruise ship shifts again

ROME (AP) — The cruise ship grounded off Tuscany shifted again on its rocky perch today, forcing the suspension of diving search operations for the 21 people still missing and raising concerns about the stability of the ship’s resting pla More...

Arab League likely to extend Syria mission

BEIRUT (AP) — The Arab League is likely to extend the organization’s observer mission in Syria, despite complaints from the Syrian opposition that it has failed to curb bloodshed in the country, two League officials said today.  More...