January 18, 2012 RSS feed / World

USDA reveals aid deal

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Company fined for quarry blasts

WESTBROOK ( AP) — A Maine construction company has been fined $ 4,500 for blasts at a Westbrook quarry that violated vibration limits set in a consent agreement reached by the city, the company and a neighboring business. More...

Suu Kyi registers for seat in parliament

THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Ecstatic cheers of “Long Live Aung San Suu Kyi!” echoed through the streets of this impoverished Yangon suburb today as she registered for elections, a sign of how vastly Myanmar has changed since the junta More...

Storms spawn January tornadoes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least two people have been injured after powerful spring-like storms spawned tornadoes in Indiana, Kentucky and Mississippi. More...

Police arrest 7 in filmed beating of teen

CHICAGO ( AP) — Seven teenagers were arrested today in the beating and robbery of a 17- year- old Chicago high school student that was filmed and posted online, city police said. More...

Romney says he may release tax returns

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Under pressure, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he might be willing to release his tax returns. More...

Airbus takes record orders in 2011

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Airbus took in a record number of orders for new commercial aircraft last year as strong demand for its revamped single-aisle plane helped it best U.S. rival Boeing Co. in the race for orders for the fourth year running. More...

Snowshoer rescued, in good shape

SEATTLE ( AP) — A 66- year-old snowshoer who had been missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday has been rescued after searchers traversed deep snow and snowshoed up a river valley to pull him from the icy remote backcountry, a national park spok More...

Boy, 10, suspected of stabbing friend

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is suspected of fatally stabbing a 12-year-old friend in the chest with a kitchen knife, authorities say. More...

Colo. man found dead in theater restroom

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man who was missing for five days was found dead in a locked movie theater restroom after workers noticed an odor and forced their way in, authorities said. More...

Search teams suspend operations at stricken ship

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue workers suspended operations today after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast, creating deep concerns about the safety of divers and firefighters searching for the 22 people still More...

New London airport idea gains support

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Boris Johnson says his proposal for a major new airport in the Thames River estuary east of London is gaining some support. More...

Russia warns against use of force in Syria

MOSCOW ( AP) — Russia will block any attempt by the West to secure U.N. support for the use of force against Syria, Russia’s foreign minister said today. More...

Yahoo co-founder Yang leaving company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling Internet company, as it tries to revive its revenue growth and win over disgruntled shareholders under a new leader. More...

School bus crash sends 32 to hospital

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A tractor- trailer clipped a school bus full of students Tuesday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 32 people — 29 of them children — to a central Texas hospital. More...

Rescuers blast holes in stricken ship off Italy

ROME (AP) — Italian naval divers today exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship grounded off a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing people while seas were still calm. More...

Walker opponents to submit recall papers

MADISON, Wis. ( AP) — Supporters of an unprecedented effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. More...

Fuel transfer begins at iced-in Alaska city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Russian tanker and its crew have begun offloading more than a million gallons of fuel to an iced-in city along the western coast of Alaska. More...

Official: Yemen unrest could delay elections

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s foreign minister has suggested that next month’s presidential elections could be delayed due to the turmoil roiling the nation. More...

Boston, Belfast spar over IRA tapes

DUBLIN (AP) — A trans- Atlantic legal showdown could determine whether Gerry Adams, the Irish republican chieftain long at the center of Belfast war and peace, faces trial over his IRA past. More...