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BP to burn off oil

09 June 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude Read More

Police spokesperson claims Van der Sloot confession

09 June 2010

 LIMA – Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.Peru’s chief police spokesman, Colonel Abel Gamarra, told... Read More

Containing oil still a challenge

08 June 2010

PENSACOLA BEACH – The geyser of oil spewing from the sea floor is tapering off day by day, but there’s no quick fix for containing much of the sticky mess spreading across the Gulf of Mexico, defiling wildlife and beaches normally teeming with sunbathers and swimmers.A... Read More


Veteran White House journalist retires

08 June 2010

WASHINGTON – Long-time Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired yesterday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues.The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of... Read More


BP boss vows to clean up Gulf

07 June 2010

LONDON - BP PLC chief executive Tony Hayward said yesterday he won't step down over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Read More

Plan to boycott Israeli ships

06 June 2010

STOCKHOLM - Swedish dockworkers are set to launch a week-long boycott of Israeli ships and goods to protest Monday's raid on a Gaza-destined aid flotilla Read More


Aid vessel taken without struggle

06 June 2010

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel without meeting resistance yesterday, preventing it from breaking an Israeli maritime blockade Read More

Cap on but oil still leaking

06 June 2010

PENSACOLA BEACH - Beachgoers gawked at tar balls, discolored seashells and orange foam that washed up on the Gulf Coast's once-pristine white sand shores yesterday Read More


Murder suspect sent to Peru

05 June 2010

LIMA, Peru – Chilean police flew a young  Dutch murder suspect  to Peru yesterday  to face charges in the slaying of a 21-year-old woman in his hotel room. Joran van der Sloot  said he was innocent but acknowledged having met Stephany Flores at  a Lima casino, said... Read More

Getaway cab to be auctioned

05 June 2010

DALLAS - The Checker cab once known as Lee Harvey Oswald's getaway car is headed to auction. Cab 36 is part of the collection that will go up for sale today at the defunct Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson near Fort Worth. RM Auctions car specialist Donnie Gould... Read More

Obama sees progress on oil spill response

05 June 2010

KENNER, Louisiana - President Barack Obama says progress apparently is being made in fighting the enormous Gulf oil spill. But the president says it's "way too early to be optimistic" about BP's latest attempt to stanch the spill by capping the well and siphoning... Read More

Israel vows to stop aid ship

05 June 2010

JERUSALEM - Israel vowed yesterday to keep an Irish aid ship from breaching its blockade of the impoverished Gaza Strip, appealing to pro-Palestinian activists to dock at an Israeli port and avoid another showdown at sea. The new effort to break the blockade will test... Read More

S. Korea seeks UN action

04 June 2010

UNITED NATIONS - South Korea officially referred North Korea to the Security Council yesterday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors and urged the United Nations' (UN) most powerful body to take action. South Korea's UN Ambassador Park In-kook handed... Read More


Obama visits Gulf again

04 June 2010

KENNER, Louisiana (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in Louisiana Friday for updates on the Gulf oil spill and meetings with residents and local officials. Obama immediately huddled in a small airport building with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the top federal official... Read More

Cameron: Beware knee-jerk changes

04 June 2010

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against knee-jerk changes to gun laws in the wake of the "horrific events" in Cumbria. However, he said Britain's rules on firearms ownership were already among the world's toughest. The prime minister, who will visit... Read More

Cops hold dead girl's friend

04 June 2010

LIMA - A Dutch man long suspected in the disappearance of an Alabama teen in Aruba was arrested yesterday in the murder of a young woman in Peru. Stephany Flores, 21, was killed in a Lima hotel Sunday, five years to the day after Natalee Holloway disappeared. The suspect,... Read More


Efforts to stop oil leak hit snag

03 June 2010

PORT FOURCHON – As the crude crept closer to Florida, the risky effort  to contain the nation’s worst oil spill hit a snag yesterday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on  a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf. Read More

Taxi driver kills 12, wounds 25

03 June 2010

EASCALE – A taxi driver went on a shooting spree across a rural area of northwestern England yesterday, police said, killing 12 people and wounding 25 others before turning the gun on himself. The rampage in Cumbria was the deadliest mass shooting since 1996 in Britain,... Read More

Senators ask BP to suspend dividend payment

02 June 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators pressed British Petroleum on Wednesday to delay plans to pay shareholder dividends worth an expected $10 billion or more until the full costs for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are calculated. Read More


Japan's prime minister steps down over US base row

02 June 2010

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned Wednesday to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minister Naoto Kan, who has a clean and defiant image,... Read More

BA, union resume talks

02 June 2010

LONDON – British Airways management and union leaders resumed talks yesterday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over pay and working conditions that has led cabin crews  to repeatedly walk  off the job.Negotiators for BA  and the Unite Union  have met several times ... Read More



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