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...

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...