February 2, 2012 RSS feed / World

PM dissolves soccer federation board

CAIRO ( AP) — Egypt’s prime minister has dissolved the Egyptian Soccer Federation’s board and referred its members for questioning by prosecutors after post-match clashes that left 74 dead. More...

Turnpike authority buying closed motel

LEWISTON ( AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority is expected to close this week on the purchase of a closed motel in Lewiston that will be knocked down to create a park-and-ride lot with at least 75 spots. More...

AG seeking denial of Sirhan appeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s attorney general has recommended the denial of the latest appeal of assassin Sirhan Sirhan, saying Wednesday that the man long-convicted in the murder of Sen. Robert F. More...

U.S. Archives to unveil Magna Carta

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is preparing to unveil its 715-year-old copy of the Magna Carta after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the paper that holds the English declaration of human rights. More...

Groundhog predicts 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow today, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. But, at this rate, that might not be so bad. More...

Russia will not stop arms sales to Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia will not stop selling arms to Syria, a top defense official said today, as Moscow stands by its longtime ally despite mounting international condemnation over the Syrian regime’s bloody crackdown on a 10- month-old up More...

No-fly list doubles

WASHINGTON Even as the Obama administration says it’s close to defeating al-Qaida, the size of the government’s secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States has more than doubled in the pa More...

Cornelius’ legacy lives on

CHICAGO (AP) — When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn’t just Chicago style — it was “Soul Train” style, complete with Afro wigs, bell bottoms and hip-shaking in the streets. More...