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Home wrecked

28 September 2010

7 P.M. TUESDAY SEPT. 28 – Jack Woolley standing this morning in what is left of the mobile home he rents in Machipongo, Viginia. Read More


Missile strike kills four militants

28 September 2010

ISLAMABAD – A suspected American missile strike killed four militants in northwest Pakistan today, intelligence officials said, the latest in an unprecedented barrage this month against suspected al-Qaida and Taliban targets. Read More

Campus shooter kills himself

28 September 2010

AUSTIN, Texas – A man wearing a ski mask opened fire with an AK-47 inside a University of Texas library yesterday morning, then fatally shot himself, police said. Read More

Tiny edge for Aussie PM

28 September 2010

SYDNEY – Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s tiny majority was slashed to the bare minimum yesterday during a rocky start to the new-look parliament led by the first minority government since World War II. Read More

100 feared buried in landslide

28 September 2010

OAXACA – A hillside collapsed on hundreds of sleeping residents yesterday in a rural Mexican community drenched for days by two major storms, killing at least seven and leaving at least 100 missing, disaster officials said. Read More


Obama firm on education

28 September 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama started the school week yesterday with a call for a longer school year, and said the worst-performing teachers have "got to go" if they don’t improve quickly. Read More

Businessman found dead

28 September 2010

LONDON – A wealthy British businessman who owns the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway has been found dead in a river in northern England after apparently falling off a cliff on one of the vehicles, police said yesterday. Read More


Six die in shooting

28 September 2010

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida – South Florida authorities were at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide early yesterday that left six people dead, including four children. Read More


Long fight ahead

27 September 2010

One of the most powerful independent church leaders in the United States says he will fight allegations that he coerced young men into sexual relationships. Read More


12 feared dead as coach with tourists crashes

27 September 2010

BERLIN – At least 12 people have died after a coach carrying Polish tourists crashed near Berlin, German police say. The bus, carrying about 50 people, came off the A10 motorway at Schoenefelder Kreuz, about 30km (20 miles) from Berlin. Read More

'No' to Eta

27 September 2010

The Spanish government has reportedly rejected the latest statement by the Basque separatist group Eta that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire. Officials told Spanish media that the government was still waiting for the outlawed group to renounce all violence. Read More


Clock ticking on Mideast talks

26 September 2010

JERUSALEM  – Israeli settlers have hauled construction equipment into a Jewish settlement deep inside the West Bank, officials said yesterday, preparing to break ground on a new housing project even as the United States raced to prevent peace talks from collapsing with... Read More

Obama snubs Bouterse

26 September 2010

SURINAME’S newly elected president Desi Bouterse, has received a diplomatic snub from President Barack Obama on his current visit to New York for the new session of the United Nations General Assembly. Read More

Fourth man suing Long

26 September 2010

ATLANTA – A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long's megachurch is suing the prominent pastor, claiming Long coerced him into a sexual relationship. Read More

Bomb scare hoax?

26 September 2010

STOCKHOLM – Canadian police are investigating whether a phoned-in hoax caused a Pakistani jet to be diverted to Stockholm for several hours yesterday for fear that one of its passangers was carrying explosives. Read More


Prison guard wins US$54 million

25 September 2010

NEW YORK – She’s been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job – but radiant Rikers Island guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita. Read More


Knife taken from Brazil man's head after 3 years

25 September 2010

SAO PAULO – A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a four-inch blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight. Read More


US woman executed amid outcry

25 September 2010

JARRATT, Virginia – The state of Virginia carried out a rare execution of a woman, despite international criticism and claims by her attorneys that she was borderline retarded. Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection on Thursday night, authorities said. Read More

Robbers kidnap teller in bank heist

25 September 2010

CORAL GABLES, Florida – A bank teller was kidnapped early yesterday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI. Read More

No to Queen's bid for heating funds

25 September 2010

LONDON – A government fund intended to provide subsidised heating to low-income Britons got some interest from an unexpected source: Queen Elizabeth II, who wanted help paying the bills at Buckingham Palace. Read More

Woman fends off bear with zucchini

25 September 2010

HELENA – A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home on Thursday by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden. Read More



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