February 20, 2012 RSS feed / World

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...

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.  However, international flights were not affected, and airport lines and More...

Airlines raise ticket prices

DALLAS (AP) — If you’re buying an airline ticket soon, get ready to pay a few bucks more.  According to fare trackers, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines are leading a round of price increases that will boost the base fare on man 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.  Brazil’s Superior Labor Court says the woman is suing the Brazilian branch of Weight Watchers International that sacked her in 2006 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...

Glenn to mark 50 years since orbit of Earth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn plans to mark the 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight with a series of events today at Ohio State University, including a celebratory dinner and a chat with the International Space Station.  More...

German president quits

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s president resigned today in a scandal over favors he allegedly received before becoming head of state, creating a major domestic distraction for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she grapples with Europe’s debt cri More...

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...

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.  The New York Post reports that the city Health Department plans to e More...