January 26, 2012 RSS feed / World

Durable goods orders rise in December

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long- lasting manufactured goods increased in December, lifted by solid business spending on machinery and equipment. More...

President says Iran ready for nuke talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is ready to revive talks with the world powers, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, as toughening sanctions aim at forcing Tehran to sharply scale back its nuclear program. More...

Several groups sue over Navy sonar use

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of conservationists and American Indian tribes are suing over the Navy’s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and More...

Marine apologizes to Iraqi civilians

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. ( AP) — When Staff Sgt. More...

U.S. Navy SEAL team frees American, Dane in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The same U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early today and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. More...

Man rescued after trapped in Md. cave

CLEAR SPRING, Md. (AP) — Emergency crews have rescued a man who spent hours trapped deep inside a cave in Maryland. Officials say the man got stuck between some rocks about 200 feet down into the cave in Clear Spring about 5:30 p.m. More...

Egyptians gather in Cairo to mark uprising

CAIRO ( AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied today to mark the first anniversary of the country’s 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep p 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...

Reshaped defense budget surfaces

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing to tighten its belt, but with an election-year battle looming in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to stress the positive: Parts of the budget devot More...

Obama turns his attention toward energy issues

LAS VEGAS ( AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing the sale of oil and gas drilling leases for nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf Coast and promoting the completion of a highway corridor for vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas, a re More...

More people seek unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 377,000, after a nearly four-year low the previous week. More...

Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian troops stormed a flashpoint suburb of Damascus today, rounding people up in houseto house raids, while tens of thousands of backers of President Bashar Assad poured into the streets of several cities in a show of support f More...

Blizzards hit eastern, central Europe hard

BUCHAREST, Romania ( AP) — The Balkans and parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by heavy snow today, forcing Romania’s prime minister to call in army tanks to clear roads and leaving a hundred communities in Bulgaria without More...

Egypt bans a number of Americans from leaving

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has banned the son of U.S. More...

Destroyer going home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — “ The Ship That Would Not Die” is coming home to South Carolina. The World War II destroyer USS Laffey returns to a berth at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor today. More...

Biden: No difference between 2 GOP rivals

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he can’t find “any fundamental difference” between Republican presidential rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, even though the two are fighting each other fiercely for the par More...

Driver rams bus down busy Indian streets

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus driver mowed down pedestrians and rammed cars, scooters and food stalls in a rampage through crowded Indian streets today that killed nine people and injured more than two dozen. More...

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 before Elec More...