February 2, 2012 RSS feed / World

Woman takes Honda to small claims court and wins big

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman took Honda to small claims court and won in a big way.  More...

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.  Executive Director Peter Mills says 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...

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...

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.  The Alaska Volcano O 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...

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.&nbs 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 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...

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...

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.  The two- day hearing is Assange’s last chance 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...