February 10, 2012 RSS feed / World

Groups demand probe into Marine photo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A leading Jewish organization and others outraged by a photo showing Marine snipers in Afghanistan posing with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol are demanding President Barack Obama order an investigation and hold the t More...

Trade deficit widens to $48.8 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. exports to Europe rose at a healthy clip in December, a sign that the critical U.S. trading partner continues to buy American goods despite its weakened economy. More...

Veteran found after two days in snow

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Marine veteran who suffers from panic attacks and fled on foot following a minor traffic accident in Oregon was found after two days in the snow. More...

Blasts rock Syrian city of Aleppo

BEIRUT ( AP) — Two explosions struck security compounds in the Syrian city of Aleppo today, killing 25 people and wounding 175, state media reported, in a major city that has largely stood by President Bashar Assad in the nearly 11-month-old up More...

Pa. couple captured purple squirrel

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania couple say they’ve captured a purple squirrel in their backyard. Jersey Shore resident Percy Emert says he and his wife, Connie, caught the purple squirrel Sunday in a trap with peanuts. More...

Russia alarmed by rash of teen suicides

MOSCOW (AP) — A rash of teenage suicides in Russia has set off alarm bells and experts are urging the government to take immediate action. More...

Archives to show Franklin’s papers

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Documents from the National Archives are going on view to explore the life of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, diplomat, philanthropist and founding father. More...

User-friendly health summaries coming

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Don’t have the slightest clue what your health insurance covers? The Obama administration says that’s going to change, starting this year. More...

U.K. launches major tourism campaign

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a major campaign on Thursday to attract an extra 4.6 million tourists to the U.K. through advertisements in 14 cities worldwide. More...

Doctors telling more adults to exercise

ATLANTA ( AP) — More and more U. S. adults are being told by their doctor to get out and exercise, according to government survey released Thursday. More...

Clemons’ nephew to play saxophone

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has announced that two saxophonists, including Clarence Clemons’ nephew, will join his upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. The announcement was made Thursday on Springsteen’s website. More...

Researchers probe 200-year-old shipwreck

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — For two centuries it rested a mile from shore, shrouded by a treacherous reef from the pleasure boaters and beachgoers who haunt New England’s southern coast. More...

Oscar boards plane for Los Angeles

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines renamed a commercial flight from Chicago to Los Angeles “ Oscar 1” in honor of its tiniest and most famous passenger. More...

Report: Iran adds 2 submarines to fleet

TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Iran’s official news agency reported Thursday that the navy has added two more domestically built light submarines to its fleet. More...

2 men, boy plucked from Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — West James beamed as he showed off a new entry in his journal: “I survived a dangerous rescue.” Some 30 hours earlier, the 9- year-old, along with his father and uncle, was plucked from the Pacific Ocean in a harrowi More...

Wrong-way crash kills 5 in La.

LaPLACE, La. ( AP) — Authorities say five people were killed when a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans. More...

Egypt bars British woman from leaving

CAIRO ( AP) — Egyptian authorities barred a British woman from leaving Egypt today because she is on a list of people under investigation over ties to foreign nonprofit groups accused of fomenting unrest in the country, an airport official said More...

Obama to change birth control rule

WASHINGTON ( AP) — President Barack Obama will announce a plan to accommodate religious employers outraged by a rule that would require them to cover birth control for women free of charge, according to a person familiar with the decision. More...

Quake victims struggle in Europe’s cold

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Record low temperatures and heavy snow are making life even more miserable for more than 140,000 Turkish quake survivors still living in tents or temporary homes. More...

Sewage plant offers Valentine’s Day tours

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not smell like a rose but a New York City sewage plant is offering tours for lovers on Valentine’s Day. More...

Israel successfully tests defense system

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has successfully tested an upgraded radar for the Arrow missile defense system, developed with the United States and designed to intercept projectiles that might be fired at the Jewish state from Iran. More...

Lawyer: Hinckley not dangerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan said Thursday that his client has shown he is not dangerous and should be allowed to spend more time outside a Washington mental hospital. More...

Nazi surgery kit withdrawn from sale

LONDON (AP) — A surgical kit advertised as belonging to a Nazi concentration camp commandant has been withdrawn from sale, and questions have been raised about its origins. More...

Somalia’s al-Shabab formally joins al-Qaida

NAIROBI, Kenya ( AP) — The Somali militant group al- Shabab has formally joined al-Qaida, according to a video translation released Thursday of a message from al- Qaida’s leader. More...

Mexican army finds 15 tons of pure meth

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican troops have made a historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009. More...

Former Giffords aide to run for seat

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A top former aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is running in the special election to serve as the interim replacement for the Arizona Democrat who was wounded in a shooting rampage a year ago. More...

Kodak to stop making cameras

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak Co. More...

‘Flushed’ necklace returned to owner

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has her gold necklace back months after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet. More...