February 3, 2012 RSS feed / World

House ready to weigh insider trading ban

WASHINGTON ( AP) — With members of Congress convinced their political survival depends on their image, the House is wasting no time in considering a Senatepassed bill that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch More...

Group says Syrian forces target children

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian forces have detained and tortured children as young as 13 as the government tries to crush an uprising that began nearly 11 months ago, Human Rights Watch said today as fresh clashes erupted between regime troops and rebel More...

3 more people die in Egypt clashes

CAIRO ( AP) — Police in Cairo set off salvos of tear gas and fired birdshot at protesters angry over a deadly soccer riot as fresh clashes on Egyptian streets killed three people today, according to a volunteer doctor and health officials. More...

Major storm hits Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A powerful winter storm swept across Colorado today, forcing the state Department of Transportation to close portions of Interstate 70 and Interstate 25. More...

Europe tries to shield homeless from cold

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine both took precautions today to protect homeless people, scores of whom have frozen to death on the streets of Europe during its brutal cold snap. More...

TSA agent charged with JFK airport theft

NEW YORK ( AP) — A Transportation Security Administration agent stole $5,000 in cash from a passenger’s jacket as he was going through security at John F. More...

Gold nuggets stolen in California

YREKA, Calif. More...

Brazil’s minister of cities steps down

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accepted the resignation of her minister of cities, who faces allegations of irregularities while in office. More...

Argentine president needs more time

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ( AP) — President Cristina Fernandez would need a third term in office to complete her transformation of Argentina, her vice president said Thursday, feeding her opponents’ fears that the newly re-elected leader wi More...

Marine fights charges for attempted suicide

HAGERSTOWN, Md. More...

San Francisco airport opens yoga room

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stressed out by flying? Travelers in Northern California can now find their inner calm in the Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport. More...

Britain names Davey as Energy secretary

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office says Liberal Democrat lawmaker Ed Davey has been appointed as Energy and Climate Change secretary after his predecessor quit. More...

Sheepherding bunny becomes online hit

STOCKHOLM ( AP) — Champis the bunny doesn’t only hop — he also knows how to herd his masters’ flock of sheep, possibly having picked up on the skill after watching trained dogs do the job. More...

Jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Employers went on a hiring spree in January and drove down the unemployment rate for a fifth straight month to 8.3 percent, its lowest point in nearly three years. More...

Hackers: Obtained FBI, Scotland Yard call

LONDON (AP) — Hackers claim to have intercepted and leaked a sensitive conference call between cybercrime investigators at the FBI and Scotland Yard. Anonymous has released a roughly 15- minute- long recording of what appears to be a Jan. More...

Bernanke defends Fed policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke defended the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold interest rates at record-low levels for the next three years, during a contentious hearing before federal lawmakers. More...

Study hints malaria death toll possibly higher

LONDON (AP) — Malaria may be killing around twice as many people as experts previously thought, and it could also be hitting older children and adults — long considered the least susceptible — a new study suggests. More...

Pilot Prince William arrives in Falklands

LONDON ( AP) — Prince William arrived in the Falkland Islands on Thursday for a six-week deployment as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, British officials said, amid an escalating sovereignty dispute with Argentina over the territory. More...

Another bombing occurs in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say a bomb exploded outside a police station in a western town, killing a police officer and wounding at least 20 people. More...