February 17, 2012 RSS feed / World

1 dead, 1 hurt in Calif. shooting

LONG BEACH, Calif. More...

Knox has book deal with HarperCollins

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Knox has a book deal. More...

BABY AND HER PIGLETS

A FRENCH BULLDOG named Baby, left, attends the feeding of wild boar piglets at the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. Six little pigs have found a new friend in Baby. More...

Woman sues Weight Watchers

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian woman is suing a weight-loss company that fired her for gaining weight. More...

NYC apartment sells for $88 million

NEW YORK ( AP) — The family of a Russian billionaire has bought a New York City penthouse apartment for $88 million. The Wall Street Journal says the property on Central Park West in Manhattan is now the most expensive apartment in New York. More...

Spies stumped by Chaplin mystery

LONDON (AP) — They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain’s spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin’s birth. More...

Congress moves toward ending payroll tax cut fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has domin More...

Murdoch talking to upset U.K. workers

LONDON ( AP) — News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch began talks today at his British newspapers amid a simmering staff revolt and U. K. police inquiries into alleged misconduct by journalists. More...

VA adds text messaging to anti-suicide arsenal

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to prevent suicide through several new initiatives that increase the availability of services for veterans, service members and their families. More...

Rage grows over deadly Honduran prison fire

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — As workers cleaned up the rubble of the century’s deadliest prison fire, a collective rage built among relatives who gathered at the morgue and said the official explanation of a mattress fire was absurd. More...

Frankfurt Airport workers strike for second day

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds more flights were canceled today at Frankfurt Airport, Europe’s third busiest, as a ground workers’ strike entered its second day. More...

Airlines raise ticket prices

DALLAS (AP) — If you’re buying an airline ticket soon, get ready to pay a few bucks more. More...

Why big talk about small business is wrong

NEW YORK M itt Romney says they’re “job creators” and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his “jobs and growth” bus tour. More...

Iraqis profit from Syrian arms smuggling

BAGHDAD The rifles are first taken apart and hidden in cigarette cartons and kerosene tanks. Younis al- Lehaibi and his sons then divide them into their trucks and head out to Iraq’s vast, dusty border with Syria. More...

No restaurant meals for winning dog

NEW YORK (AP) — Even if they sit up and beg, future winners of New York City’s Westminster Dog Show won’t get the traditional victory steak at Sardi’s. More...

N.J. trooper’s child killed in bus crash

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A school bus carrying elementary school children collided Thursday with a dump truck, killing a student who is the daughter of a state trooper and injuring several other children, authorities said. More...

More iPads seized in China

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have seized iPads from more Chinese retailers in an escalating trademark dispute between Apple Inc. and a struggling local company that could disrupt global sales of the popular tablet computer. More...