February 1, 2012 RSS feed / World

Will Facebook offer an IPO surprise?

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, the social network that changed “friend” from a noun to a verb, is expected to file as early as today to sell stock on the open market. More...

Pfizer recalls 1M birth control packs

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Pfizer Inc. More...

11th victim found after deadly crash

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The body of an 11th person has been found in a pickup truck days after a deadly pileup on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said. More...

Assange in U.K. court over extradition fight

LONDON ( AP) — Julian Assange took his extradition battle to Britain’s Supreme Court today, arguing that sending him to Sweden would violate a fundamental principle of natural law. More...

Aussie bus bosses thank employees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Employees of an Australian bus company have been given a 15 million Australian dollar ($16 million) share of the proceeds of the business sale as a thank you for their loyalty, an executive and a newspaper said today. More...

Pakistan says anthrax sent to PM’s office

ISLAMABAD ( AP) — A female university professor sent a packet containing anthrax to the office of Pakistan’s prime minister in October last year, his spokesman said today, an incident that will fuel security concerns in a country that is More...

Idea to erect Jesus statue meets mirth

LONDON (AP) — Memo to Brazil: That idea of putting up a giant Jesus statue in a London park is not going over well. More...

Official: Nuke team going back to Iran

VIENNA (AP) — A senior U. N. More...

Higher sales lift Chrysler to profit

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler, propelled by higher sales of Jeeps and other revamped cars and trucks, reported its first annual net income since 1997, capping a pivotal turnaround year that many thought would never come. More...

New lava dome forms on Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The warning level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised after a new lava dome began forming, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft. More...

Syria troops move on new rebel areas

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian troops battled army defectors in a string of towns in the mountains overlooking Damascus today in a new assault to crush rebellious areas around the capital, activists said. More...

FBI cuts down Mass. mom’s door in wrong-home raid

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home. More...

NYC, Boston mayors team up in anti-gun ad

NEW YORK ( AP) — The mayors of New York and Boston are rooting for opposing teams in the Super Bowl. But they’re on the same side when it comes to pushing for stricter gun-control laws. More...