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Train crash kills dozen

02 October 2010

4:07 p.m. Oct. 2 – A train crash this morning near the Indonesian city of Pemalang in Central Java province has killed at least 36 people, officials say. Read More

Heavy rains swamp US north-east

01 October 2010

LEVITTOWN – Torrential downpours from a faded tropical storm inundated the United States north-east yesterday, forcing evacuations, toppling trees, cutting power to thousands and washing out roads during a snarled morning commute. Read More

Deadbeat dad jailed

01 October 2010

MICHIGAN – A judge has jailed a man who fathered 23 children by 14 different women – then refused to pay support. Read More

Rebels attack fuel tankers

01 October 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks today on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the United States-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.... Read More


Deadly blasts rock Nigeria

01 October 2010

ABUJA – At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years of independence from Britain. Read More

Ecuador calm after attack on president

01 October 2010

QUITO – Ecuador was under a state of siege, the streets quiet with the military in charge of public order, after soldiers rescued President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he’d been surrounded by police who roughed him up and tear-gassed him earlier. Read More

Mine rescue by October 15

01 October 2010

SAN JOSE – Chile’s mines minister says an attempt to rescue 33 trapped miners will begin in the second half of October – earlier than previously predicted. Read More


Obama replaces chief of staff

01 October 2010

WASHINGTON – Reshaping the tone and tenor of the White House, President Barack Obama today replaced the colorful and caustic Rahm Emanuel with the private Pete Rouse as his chief of staff, shifting to a new phase of his presidency with a drastically different aide as... Read More

Emergency declared

01 October 2010

QUITO – A state of emergency was declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt. Read More


Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos

30 September 2010

QUITO, Ecuador – Hundreds of police protesting a new law that cuts their benefits plunged this small South American nation into chaos on Thursday, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike left citizens and businesses vulnerable to crime. Read More


Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

30 September 2010

A New Jersey college student has leapt to his death a day after authorities said two students secretly filmed him having sex with a man and broadcast it over the internet. Read More


Tony Curtis dies at 85

30 September 2010

LAS VEGAS – Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor's son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot," has died. He was 85. Read More


Five perish in floods

30 September 2010

WILMINGTON – Five people were killed yesterday when a vehicle skidded off a road that had been slicked by a massive rainstorm that drenched the east coast, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Read More

Republican candidate not backing down

29 September 2010

PORTLAND, Maine – Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a group of fishermen at a GOP forum that he won’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell". Read More

Obama tough with Iran

29 September 2010

WASHINGTON – United States President Barack Obama has ordered unprecedented sanctions against senior Iranian officials for "sustained and severe violations of human rights". Read More

Protesters take to the streets in Europe

29 September 2010

EUROPE – Tens of thousands of people from around Europe have marched across Brussels in a protest against spending cuts by some EU governments. Read More


Death toll reduced in Mexico landslide

29 September 2010

OAXACA, Mexico – A huge mudslide first thought to have buried hundreds of people has left only 11 missing and there are no confirmed dead, authorities said last night, backing off earlier predictions of a catastrophe in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca.... Read More

European terror plot 'still alive'

29 September 2010

LONDON – Security officials said today a terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees or other attacks in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that recent CIA strikes in Pakistan were aimed at al-Qaida operatives suspected in the threat. Read More

Tsunami alert after quake off Indonesia

29 September 2010

JAKARTA – A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck off Papua, eastern Indonesia early this morning. Read More


Nicole heads to Florida

29 September 2010

A surfer takes advantage of bigger waves at Haulover Beach Park in Miami Beach as a Tropical Storm Nicole heads toward South Florida today. Read More


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


Should Barbados be reopening the borders to commercial airlines as announced by the Prime Minister?