February 24, 2012 RSS feed / World

Training crash in California among deadliest

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An aviation training accident that killed seven Marines — one of the Corps’ deadliest aviation training accidents in years — left the military community shaken and was a solemn reminder that preparing for war More...

Envoy sees ‘bit of progress’ in talks

BEIJING ( AP) — A U. S. More...

Pepsi offers new mid-calorie soda

NEW YORK (AP) — Pepsi is hoping to win back soda drinkers with a compromise. Some people don’t like the calories in regular soda, but loathe the taste of diet. So the nation’s No. More...

N.J. fire claims 4 children, grandmother

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials in New Jersey say four of the five people killed in an early morning house fire were children and that all the victims were found on the second floor of the converted farmhouse. More...

Venus, Jupiter, moon offer dazzling show

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ( AP) — Stargazers of the world are getting a treat this weekend. On Saturday and again Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s moon converge for a brilliant night show. More...

Jagger on Obama’s singing: ‘Courageous’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reviews are in, and Mick Jagger sizes up President Barack Obama’s singing of the blues this week as “courageous.” The Rolling Stones frontman says the president did pretty well when he joined in during a More...

Prince suffered brain damage

AMSTERDAM ( AP) — A Dutch prince struck by an avalanche while skiing offtrail in Austria last week suffered massive brain damage and may never regain consciousness, his doctors said today. More...

Pakistan calls on Taliban to hold talks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan made its first public appeal today for the Taliban to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government, a potentially significant move given Islamabad’s perceived influence over the militants. More...

Senators meet with Cuba’s Raul Castro

HAVANA ( AP) — Cuban state media says a pair of senior U.S. senators have met with Cuban President Raul Castro in the first such highlevel meeting between the Cold War enemies in nearly a year. More...

IRA apologizes for 1973 killing of boy

DUBLIN (AP) — The outlawed Irish Republican Army has apologized for its 1973 killing of a 9- year- old boy who stumbled across an IRA bomb while playing in his back yard. More...

GOP voters confused? Experts say give them a break

NEW YORK (AP) — Romney? Gingrich? Santorum? The Republican race for the presidential nomination is like a game of musical chairs. It makes you wonder what’s going on in the heads of voters as they cast their primary ballots. More...

NEW UVM PRESIDENT

E. THOMAS SULLIVAN, the new president of the University of Vermont, is introduced at the Statehouse on Thursday in Montpelier. More...

Suspect in missile plot heads to U.S.

LONDON (AP) — A retired British businessman accused of plotting to sell missile components to Iran is in transit to the United States to face charges. More...

COME ON, GO AHEAD ...

WYATT BENTLEY of Bowling Green, Ky., left, presents Sherry Tipton, also of Bowling Green, a piglet to kiss during an assembly as part of National FFA Week at Greenwood High School on Wednesday in Bow More...

Chavez assures backers: ‘I will live!’

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez isn’t naming a substitute as he prepares to head to Cuba for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor, and he assured supporters on Thursday that he will be around for a lo More...

Area decides alcohol sales with coin flip

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — One area in Kentucky still won’t be able to buy alcohol — a decision made by the flip of a coin. More...

Dad who let 9-year-old drive gets probation

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit area man caught on a gas station surveillance video boasting about his then-9-year-old daughter’s driving skills was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for having the girl drive him around because he had More...

‘Friends of Syria’ eye ultimatum for Assad

U.S. participating in conference in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The United States, Europe and Arab countries were set today to back a proposal for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step aside and allow in humanitarian assistance to end a brutal crackdown against opponents. More...

Al-Qaida claims attacks on Iraqi cities

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for the latest wave of bombings and other attacks that killed dozens in Baghdad and across the country, raising concerns over the government’s ability to provide secur More...

Newborn princess is named Estelle

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s newborn princess and future monarch has a name: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. More...