February 8, 2012 RSS feed / World

Romney’s bad day is Santorum’s best

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rick Santorum is looking to capitalize on a string of stunning victories that snapped his fourstate losing streak and raised new questions about front-runner Mitt Romney’s clout with conservatives.  More...

Poland says weather kills 6 more people

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Interior Ministry says that six more people have died as a result of the freezing weather that is keeping the rest of Europe in its icy grip.  Hundreds of people have died across Europe and thousands more were str More...

Trooper: Driver hit with sledge hammer

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L.A. school district hopes to restore trust with shake-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The move by school district administrators to replace the entire staff at an elementary school rocked by teacher sex abuse claims was a bold step to restore parents’ badly shaken confidence at the school, but it has bee More...

2 vehicles collide in India, killing 23

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 23 members of a wedding party have been killed after their bus collided with a truck in northern India.  Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava says 36 other passengers were injured in the pre- dawn crash today More...

UK lawmakers question military capabilities

LONDON   Britain would struggle to mount another operation on the scale of its intervention in Libya because of deep defense cuts, a report from lawmakers warned today.  More...

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Romney holds on as Santorum surges

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Britain marks Dickens’ birthday

LONDON ( AP) — Prince Charles led ceremonies today to mark the 200th birthday of novelist Charles Dickens — a writer as popular today as he was during his lifetime.  The heir to the British throne laid a wreath on the writer’s More...

Weeklong GOP caucuses resume

AUGUSTA — Maine’s Republican caucuses resumed Sunday with Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remaining the leading candidates, but pockets of support also appearing for the other two presidential contenders. More...

Global check on A380 wings ordered

BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s air safety authority has ordered checks on the entire global fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbo jets for cracks on parts inside the wings — extending a previous order to check nearly a third of the planes.  More...

Many report illness at cheerleading event

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EU threatens new sanctions on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said today, as Russia tried to broker talks between the vice president and the opposition to calm violence. More...

Canada, China sign energy agreement

BEIJING ( AP) — Canada and China have signed agreements to boost bilateral investment and promote energy exports to China as Ottawa seeks to diversify its oil sales.  The agreements were signed today during the first full day of a visit by More...

Russian scientists finally reach lake under Antarctica

MOSCOW ( AP) — After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years — a lake that may hold life from the dista More...

Autopsy: Kids suffered hatchet wounds

GRAHAM, Wash.   Josh Powell painted himself as a tortured man, ridiculed without reason in the disappearance of his wife, steadfastly insisting he was innocent until the end.  More...

Staff removed at school during abuse probe

LOS ANGELES   The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate horrific allegations of sexual abuse by two of the school’s teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping More...

Alzheimer’s funding increase proposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to spend just over half a billion dollars on Alzheimer’s research next year, hoping to battle back against what could become the defining disease of the aging babyboom generation.  More...

Rescuers dig to reach trapped in Philippines quake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers dug with picks and shovels trying to reach dozens of people trapped under houses collapsed by a strong earthquake today that shook a central Philippine island and set off landslides.  More...

Fire kills husband of missing Utah mother

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