February 13, 2012 RSS feed / World

Obama’s budget headed to Congress

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has sent Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through cuts in government spending and higher taxes on the wealthy. More...

Midwest militia trial opens in Michigan

DETROIT ( AP) — Seven members of a Midwest militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government are set to stand trial, where jurors will decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much More...

$336M Powerball ticket sold at R.I. supermarket

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday’s $336.4 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Newport. 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...

Greek party opposes austerity deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leader of a small partner in Greece’s coalition government said today his party would vote against the latest round of austerity measures required for a massive new bailout deal — despite having backed the 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...

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...

Bombers target Israeli diplomats in Georgia, India

JERUSALEM ( AP) — Assailants targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia in near- simultaneous strikes today, wounding two people in a car bombing in New Delhi, officials said. Israel said an attempted car bombing in Georgia was thwarted. More...

Grammys honor Houston, celebrate their ‘fallen sister’

The Grammy Awards was transformed into a Whitney Houston memorial, where attendees celebrated the pop star and the show hurriedly assembled a last-minute tribute. More...

Report on cause of Houston’s death awaits toxicology results

LOS ANGELES As the music industry gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the annual Grammy Awards gala, the body of pop superstar Whitney Houston was resting blocks away in the county morgue as investigators awaited the results of an autopsy to determ More...

Greeks clean up damage after riots

ATHENS, Greece ( AP) — Firefighters doused smoldering buildings and cleanup crews swept rubble from the streets of central Athens today following a night of rioting during which lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailou More...

Book by former intern tells of affair with JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Mimi Alford was terrified in 1998 when the Monica Lewinsky scandal turned the word “ intern” into a dirty joke, exposing an affair with a president. Her decades- old secret about her trysts with John F. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...