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10 held on spy charges

29 June 2010

NEW YORK – They sometimes worked in pairs and pretended to be married so they could blend in as the couple next door as they worked as spies in a throwback to the Cold War with fake identities, invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection,... Read More

Ex-police chief on rape charges

29 June 2010

STOCKHOLM – A former police chief has gone on trial in Sweden on charges of rape and other sexual offences. Read More

Hope fades for survivors

29 June 2010

BEIJING – Hope of finding survivors was diminishing today as rescuers used heavy machinery including bulldozers to search for at least 107 people trapped under a landslide in rain-hit southwestern China. Read More

Court ruling fires shot in Chicago gun laws

29 June 2010

CHICAGO – A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago’s decades-old handgun ban Read More

BP bill hits $2.6b

29 June 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s mounting costs for capping and cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill have reached US$2.65 billion, it said yesterday, but the oil giant denied reports out of Russia that CEO Tony Hayward was resigning. Read More

All eyes on Storm Alex

29 June 2010

VILLAHERMOSA – Hurricane watches were in effect yesterday for a stretch of Gulf Coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a Category 3 hurricane before it makes landfall later this week. Read More

Robber's grenade causes airport scare

29 June 2010

SAO PAULO – One of the international airport’s two terminals closed for several hours while police detonated a grenade left by a robber after he held up the parking lot attendant, authorities said yesterday. No one was hurt and no flights delayed, but the thief escaped.... Read More


Tossed around

28 June 2010

Overturned trailers are shown at the Fort Trodd Family Campground in Clyde Township, Michigan, yesterday after the passing of a severe storm. Read More

Noriega goes on trial in France

28 June 2010

PARIS – As Manuel Noriega went on trial in France for money laundering, the former Panamanian dictator was not allowed to wear his trademark military fatigues and appeared confused about the most basic of biographical information: his age. Read More

Man kills crying girl during World Cup game

28 June 2010

McALLEN, Texas – Texas police have arrested a man accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter when she wouldn’t stop crying as he watched a World Cup game. Read More

Captive's family steps up pressure

28 June 2010

JERUSALEM – The family of a captured Israeli soldier set out yesterday on a 12-day march to Jerusalem to press Israeli Read More

G-20 nod for 50% budget cuts

28 June 2010

TORONTO – World leaders lined up yesterday behind a bold pledge by rich nations to cut budget deficits in half by 2013. Read More



27 June 2010

Britain’s Prince Harry (right) pushing United States Army veteran Todd Nicely along the route while participating in the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race Read More

Foreign policy hot topic at G-8

27 June 2010

HUNTSVILLE – Failing to resolve differences on economic strategy, world leaders turned their attention yesterday Read More

Alex worrying news for BP

27 June 2010

NEW ORLEANS – A tropical storm churning in the Caribbean could be the latest bad news for BP crews trying to contain Read More


Princess Abby World's Ugliest Dog

27 June 2010

PETALUMA – A Chihuahua’s oddly curved back and legs and closed-up left eye earned the 4-year-old rescue dog Read More

Siblings brawl over butter

26 June 2010

WATERVILLE, Washington – An argument over butter in a macaroni and cheese recipe churned into violence between a brother and sister. Read More


Tribute to Jackson

25 June 2010

NEW YORK – A year after Michael Jackson’s death caused a worldwide outpouring of shock, tears and tributes, the anniversary of his passing was being marked yesterday on a quieter scale, as fans remembered their fallen King of Pop with vigils, prayer, and of course,... Read More

Hurricane Darby at Category 3

25 June 2010

MIAMI – Hurricane Darby is still Category 3 strength, making it the second major hurricane of the eastern Pacific season. Read More

Obama pushes banking reform

25 June 2010

HUNTSVILLE, Ontario – World leaders gathered to deal with the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with United States President Barack Obama citing his country’s progress toward overhauling its banking system as he called for coordinating reforms throughout the... Read More

Bar boss charged in beating of food critic

25 June 2010

ALBANY, New York – A bar owner with a history of legal scrapes was charged with hiring a man to beat up the food critic for a newspaper Read More


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?