January 31, 2012 RSS feed / World

Fla. primary’s big prize likely to go to Romney

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Romney unceasing in attacking Gingrich

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney isn’t taking any chances. A day before voting begins in Florida’s Republican primary, Romney is running ahead of rival Newt Gingrich in polls. More...

Pentagon prepares for new talks with Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to begin talks with Iraq on defining a long-term defense relationship that may include expanded U.S. training help, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s chief policy aide. More...

Man who shot at military landmarks to serve 25 years

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At least 11 hurt at casino construction site

CINCINNATI ( AP) — Authorities in Cincinnati say at least 11 people have been taken to hospitals with minor injuries from a partial collapse at a casino under construction. More...

Kentucky bridge collapses

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Two spans of a southwest Kentucky bridge collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship that carried aviation parts. No injuries were immediately reported, state transportation officials said. More...

Economy grew 2.8% in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, the fastest growth in 2011. Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies built up their stockpiles. More...

Suicide bomber kills 32 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives packed car near a funeral procession in southeastern Baghdad today, killing at least 32 people — half of them policemen who were guarding the march — in the latest brazen attac More...

State eyes Sugarloaf skier death case

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The director of Maine Emergency Services says the state agency has launched its own investigation into the response to a fatal skiing accident at Sugarloaf resort. 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...

Ill. nuclear reactor shut down under investigation

CHICAGO Officials are investigating the events surrounding a power failure at a nuclear reactor in northern Illinois, but believe they may have traced the cause to a piece of equipment at a switchyard. More...

Cause sought for deadly Fla. highway pileup

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Obama tax plan not likely to pass Congress

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passin More...

Syrian troops storm areas near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — In dozens of tanks and armored vehicles, Syrian troops stormed rebellious areas near the capital Sunday, shelling neighborhoods that have fallen under the control of army dissidents and clashing with fighters. More...

Pentagon to cut Air Force drone program

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Officials say Pentagon budget cuts will end the Air Force’s long-range surveillance drone known as the Global Hawk, but keep the Navy’s version of the unmanned aircraft. More...

Girl credited with outing school bombing plot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 16- year- old Utah student who shared a suspicious text message with a school administrator foiled plans by two schoolmates who apparently were plotting to set off a bomb during a school assembly and run away in a stolen More...

GOP race intensifies in Florida

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Women, children killed in Syrian city

BEIRUT ( AP) — Armed forces loyal to President Bashar Assad barraged residential buildings with mortars and machine- gun fire, killing at least 30 people, including a family of women and children during a day of sectarian killings and kidnappin More...

Costa offers $14,460 for ruined cruise

ROME ( AP) — Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers $ 14,460 apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route. 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...