November 29, 2011 RSS feed / World

SCIENCE PROJECT TO MARS

A UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on S More...

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Egyptians vote in first elections since ouster CAIRO (AP) — Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians turned out in long lines at voting stations Monday in their nation’s first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s o More...

Crews search for victims of Ariz. plane crash

PHOENIX ( AP) — Crews hunted through crags and outcroppings of a mountaintop area just east of Phoenix, searching for victims of a fiery plane crash that killed all six people aboard, including the pilot and his three young children. More...

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Man sparks uproar with ‘not hiring’ signs WACO, Ga. More...

U.S. awaits release of 3 students held in Egypt

Three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo and ordered released by an Egyptian court are in the midst of being processed by authorities there, a U. S. Embassy spokeswoman said today. More...

Sticky goo disables vehicles

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flood of gooey muck dropped from a tanker truck disabled more than 100 cars and damaged an unknown number of other vehicles along a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, officials said. More...

Don’t slash military budget, GOP contenders say

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls warned in near unanimity against deep cuts in the nation’s defense budget Tuesday night, assailing President Barack Obama in a campaign debate but disagreeing over the extent of reductio More...

Police, protesters clash again in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police were clashing with anti- government protesters for a fifth day in Cairo as a rights group raised the overall death toll from the current unrest to 38. More...

3 killed in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — Three people are dead after a plane transporting a medical patient crashed in the backyard of a suburban Chicago home. Authorities say five people were on board when the plane went down just before 11 p.m. More...

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Iranian students storm British Embassy TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. More...

Va. nuclear plant back at full power after earthquake

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first operating U.S. nuclear plant to shut down because of an earthquake is back up to full power. More...

Top Marine says service embracing gay ban repeal

MANAMA, Bahrain Since the lifting two months ago of a longstanding U. S. ban on gays serving openly in the military, U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change, says their top officer, Gen. James F. More...

Mubarak era P.M. picked to lead Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military rulers picked a prime minister from ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s era to head the next government, according to state television, a choice that will almost certainly intensify criticism by tens of thous More...

A death most fowl: Turkey crashes into eatery

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A wild turkey smashed through a plate glass window at an empty western Pennsylvania restaurant and ended up where millions of its fellow gobblers did on Thanksgiving: a dining room. More...

Cuba to change postal service

Cuba is restructuring its rickety postal service to boost efficiency, decentralizing the monolithic entity in favor of a state-run business group made up of largely autonomous regional offices. More...

Georgia farmers crack down on pecan thieves

SAVANNAH, Ga. ( AP) — Hired by farmers as a private security guard, Brooks Rucker patrols thousands of acres of Georgia farmland on the lookout for thieves toting 5- gallon buckets. More...

U.N. envoy: Yemen president to sign power-transfer deal

SANAA, Yemen ( AP) — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh plans to sign a deal today in the Saudi capital that could mean the end of his 33- year rule, the U.N. envoy to Yemen said. More...

Official: Gadhafi son to be tried in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor says Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam will be tried in a Libyan court by Libyan judges. More...

Ore. governor bans death penalty for rest of his term

SALEM, Ore. ( AP) — Haunted by regret for allowing two men to be executed more than a decade ago, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber now says it’ll never happen again on his watch. More...