February 14, 2012 RSS feed / World

Bail bill addresses domestic violence

AUGUSTA   The murders last June of a mother and her two children in Dexter underscores the need for legislation addressing bail in domestic violence cases, lawmakers were told Monday.  More...

Syrian shelling on Homs increases

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs today in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war.  More...

N.J. Senate OKs gay marriage bill in milestone vote

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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. More...

Adele top winner with 6 Grammys

LOS ANGELES   Adele, who captured the world’s heart with an album about a broken romance, emerged as the top winner at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, winning six trophies including the prestigious trifecta of record, song and album of the y More...

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

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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 h 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...

Wash. gov signs gay marriage bill

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Police: Houston was underwater when found

LOS ANGELES ( AP) — Whitney Houston’s life was a doleful cover of other addiction riddled pop stars who put their talent and themselves at risk.  Her death has created more heartrending echoes of tragedies past: The painstaking inves More...

GOP critics hit Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama feels he has struck just the right budget balance between providing more short-term support for the economy while putting forth a longterm plan to get control of the government’s soaring budget deficits. 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 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...