February 22, 2012 RSS feed / World

Obama seeks 28 percent corp. tax rate

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent and wants an even lower effective rate for manufacturers, a senior administration official says, as the White House lays down an electionyear More...

Suspect in Capitol bomb sting expected in courtroom today

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Virginia man charged following a yearlong FBI investigation with plotting a suicide bombing inside the U.S. Capitol was expected to make a second court appearance today. More...

NYPD built secret files on mosques

NEWARK, N. J. ( AP) — Americans living and working in New Jersey’s largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Department’s effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. More...

Across Europe, cuts have caused pain

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Europe has endured the pain of layoffs, wage cuts and tax increases designed to bring government debt under control. So where’s the gain?  More...

Divers in Italy find 4 more ship bodies

ROME ( AP) — Divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia have found what appears to be four more bodies on the cruise ship.  The civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said the bodies were found today but it will tak More...

Iran says U.N. team will not visit sites

TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — A U.N. team visiting Iran has no plans to inspect the country’s nuclear facilities and will only hold talks with officials in Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said today.  More...

Company suing Apple open to settlement

SHANGHAI ( AP) — The lawyer for a Chinese company suing Apple Inc. in China over its use of the iPad trademark indicated today that his client would be willing to discuss a settlement.  More...

3 skiers killed in Wash. avalanche

4th person survives

STEVENS PASS, Wash. More...

U.N. nuke inspectors back in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — U.N. More...

Storm dumps heavy snow on South

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Melting ice on Danube damages boats

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Big chunks of melting ice moving on the Danube River have damaged hundreds of small boats and several restaurants located on rafts, officials said today.  The thick ice, which had closed hundreds of miles of Europe& More...

Syria shelling of Homs kills 2 Western journalists

BEIRUT — A French photojournalist and a prominent American war correspondent working for a British newspaper were killed today by Syrian shelling of the opposition stronghold Homs as President Bashar Assad’s regime escalated its attacks on rebe More...

Church offers drive-thru for Ash Wednesday

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio church is offering a drive-thru Ash Wednesday blessing for parishioners who might be pressed for time today.  The Rev. Patricia Anderson Cook of Mt. More...

Poll: GOP voters split, but Obama tops all 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surging Rick Santorum is running even with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field, but neither candidate is faring well against President Barack Obama eight months before Americans vote, a new survey shows.  More...

Greece secures second bailout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece won a second massive financial bailout in the early hours of this morning when its partners in the 17- country eurozone finally stitched together a (euro) 130 billion ($170 billion) rescue, meant to avoid a potentially di More...

Georgia bus driver stabbed with pen

KENNESAW, Ga. More...

Syrian opposition says 7 die in shelling

BEIRUT ( AP) — Government troops heavily shelled rebellious districts in the resistance stronghold of Homs today, killing at least seven people and compounding fears of a new round of bloody urban combat in a country careening toward allout civ More...

Small plane, copter clip each other

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter and a small plane were forced into emergency landings after they clipped each other over Northern California, leaving the two pilots with minor injuries, authorities say.  More...

South Korea holds live-fire military drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea conducted livefire military drills near its disputed sea boundary with North Korea today despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond with a “merciless” attack.  More...

Skydiver who died was expert, instructor

PERRIS, Calif. More...