February 1, 2012 RSS feed / World

Will Facebook offer an IPO surprise?

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, the social network that changed “friend” from a noun to a verb, is expected to file as early as today to sell stock on the open market. More...

Pfizer recalls 1M birth control packs

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Pfizer Inc. More...

11th victim found after deadly crash

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The body of an 11th person has been found in a pickup truck days after a deadly pileup on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said.  More...

Assange in U.K. court over extradition fight

LONDON ( AP) — Julian Assange took his extradition battle to Britain’s Supreme Court today, arguing that sending him to Sweden would violate a fundamental principle of natural law.  The two- day hearing is Assange’s last chance More...

Aussie bus bosses thank employees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Employees of an Australian bus company have been given a 15 million Australian dollar ($16 million) share of the proceeds of the business sale as a thank you for their loyalty, an executive and a newspaper said today. More...

Pakistan says anthrax sent to PM’s office

ISLAMABAD ( AP) — A female university professor sent a packet containing anthrax to the office of Pakistan’s prime minister in October last year, his spokesman said today, an incident that will fuel security concerns in a country that is More...

Idea to erect Jesus statue meets mirth

LONDON (AP) — Memo to Brazil: That idea of putting up a giant Jesus statue in a London park is not going over well.  Brazil’s tourist board floated the notion of erecting a 30- foot replica of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeem More...

Ill. nuclear reactor shut down under investigation

CHICAGO   Officials are investigating the events surrounding a power failure at a nuclear reactor in northern Illinois, but believe they may have traced the cause to a piece of equipment at a switchyard.  More...

Romney unceasing in attacking Gingrich

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney isn’t taking any chances.  A day before voting begins in Florida’s Republican primary, Romney is running ahead of rival Newt Gingrich in polls. More...

Pentagon prepares for new talks with Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to begin talks with Iraq on defining a long-term defense relationship that may include expanded U.S. More...

Official: Nuke team going back to Iran

VIENNA (AP) — A senior U. N. More...

Higher sales lift Chrysler to profit

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler, propelled by higher sales of Jeeps and other revamped cars and trucks, reported its first annual net income since 1997, capping a pivotal turnaround year that many thought would never come.  More...

New lava dome forms on Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The warning level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised after a new lava dome began forming, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft.  The Alaska Volcano O More...

Syria troops move on new rebel areas

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian troops battled army defectors in a string of towns in the mountains overlooking Damascus today in a new assault to crush rebellious areas around the capital, activists said.  More...

FBI cuts down Mass. mom’s door in wrong-home raid

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home.  More...

NYC, Boston mayors team up in anti-gun ad

NEW YORK ( AP) — The mayors of New York and Boston are rooting for opposing teams in the Super Bowl. But they’re on the same side when it comes to pushing for stricter gun-control laws.  More...

Fla. primary’s big prize likely to go to Romney

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Cause sought for deadly Fla. highway pileup

GAINESVILLE, Fla. More...

Obama tax plan not likely to pass Congress

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passin More...

Syrian troops storm areas near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — In dozens of tanks and armored vehicles, Syrian troops stormed rebellious areas near the capital Sunday, shelling neighborhoods that have fallen under the control of army dissidents and clashing with fighters. More...