Monday, January 31, 2011

Police: Mosque attack thwarted in Dearborn

About 700 people were attending a funeral inside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in metro Detroit, when Dearborn police arrived to arrest a man in a car in the parking lot...more

Officials want answers in Wash. prison guard death

State officials and others are searching for answers after a corrections officer was found strangled with a microphone cord in the prison chapel....more

Tampa Mom Accused of Killing Teen Kids Sobs in Court

Holding a tissue and crying softly, the Tampa, Fla., mother facing double-murder charges for killing her two teenage children because they were "mouthy" appeared in court today....More

John Boehner disses Obama's golf game on Fox News

In a recent interview, new Speaker of the House John Boehner challenged President Obama to a round of golf - and offered the president a handicap...more

US Begins Evacuation Flights From Cairo

Cairo International Airport was crowded with foreigners and local Egyptians trying to leave the country on Monday. By LIAM STACK and J. DAVID GOODMAN CAIRO - The State Department began a voluntary evacuation of American citizens from Egypt on specially ..US Begins Evacuation Flights From Cairo

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Midwest braces for massive winter blizzard

The Midwest braced for a massive winter storm on Monday that could bring over 18 inches of snow and strong winds making travel virtually impossible.more

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Facebook page supports alleged killer

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) - A Facebook page has popped up in support of Junior Lee Junior Beebe, the man charged with the murders of Amy Henslee and Tonya Howarth....more 

Tiger Woods Pines for better story at Torrey after stumbling with 2-over par ...

It was after Tiger Woods came from nine shots down after two rounds to win the 1999 Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, what would become his personal ..more

Train collision kills 10 in eastern Germany

OSCHERSLEBEN, Germany, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A passenger and a freight train collided late Saturday in eastern Germany, killing at least 10 and injuring 40 others, police said......more

Mark Zuckerberg meets Social Network`s Jesse Eisenberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came face-to-face with Jesse Eisenberg, who played him in The Social Network. The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, ....more

Egyptian government orders Al Jazeera shutdown

By the CNN Wire Staff Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Mubarak carry the body of a dead protestor past Egyptian army tanks...more

Friends can't reconcile images of mom accused of killing kids

Tampa police say they found Julie Schenecker on her back porch in a bloody robe, her children dead inside the house. BY RAY REYES AND JOSH POLTILOVE TAMPA - Julie Powers Schenecker grew up in America's Heartland...more

Uncertain Sunday Dawns in Cairo, Israel Monitoring 'With Vigilance'

Smoke billows from the Arcadia shopping center, that was looted, damaged and set on fire by people in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday Jan. 30, 2011....more

Friday, January 28, 2011

Police Say They Believe Missing Michigan Mother is Alive


A 30-year-old Michigan mother missing since Monday is believed to be alive, but "time is of the essence" in finding her, authorities say...More

School police officer free on bail in wake of alleged false report

By WIRE SERVICES A Los Angeles School Police officer who allegedly lied about being shot by a burglary suspect near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, prompting a neighborhood lockdown and police dragnet, was free on bail Friday but was .more

NASA remembers Challenger, vows to advance in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Friday said "fear of failure" should not hold back its mission to test the boundaries of human space exploration, as the agency marked the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster....More

Egypt unrest disrupts UK flights

People flying from Britain to Cairo have been warned of changes to flight schedules because of violent anti-government demonstrations across Egypt.
The country's military has deployed on the streets of Cairo to enforce a night-time curfew - from 6pm to 7am - after rioting and violent chaos escalated in the challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule....More

The sisterhood of death

This week’s devastating suicide bomb attack at Moscow’s largest airport is a grim reminder that terrorist organizations around the world have embraced the suicide bomber...More

American diplomat faces murder charges in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A U.S. official appeared in court Friday in the eastern city of Lahore, facing potential murder charges in the fatal shooting of two Pakistani men whom he said he had killed in self-defense....More

Bombing of supermarket ends peaceful period in Kabul

A bomb blast Friday at a Kabul supermarket that is popular with foreigners killed at least eight people, including three foreign nationals, police and witnesses said.
The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, and said it was directed at the head of a U.S. security contractor operating in Afghanistan.. more

Egypt's Internet block aims at social media - Computerworld

IDG News Service - Through its broad attempt to shut down Internet communications, Egypt's government has not only successfully blocked Twitter but also significantly limited access to Facebook, Yahoo and Google, as it scrambles to squelch political unrest.Egypt's Internet block aims at social media - Computerworld

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nelson Mandela in hospital in Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela is spending his second day in hospital for what are described as "routine medical tests", raising fears over the health of South Africa's former president...more

Leaked documents reveal Mideast talks' human side

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Leaked documents from years of Mideast peace talks reveal a rarely seen human side of high-level diplomacy, showing Israeli and Palestinian negotiators joking, teasing, losing their tempers and even sympathizing with one another on thorny issues that have divided them for decades...more

German, Polish leaders honor Holocaust victims

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Germany and Poland are gathering with Holocaust survivors at the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau for ceremonies marking the 66th anniversary of the death camp's liberation....More

Russia bombing: 'Islamist group suspected

Bomb investigators believe a member of an Islamist group in southern Russia may be behind the Moscow airport attack in which 35 people died, reports say.

Russian media say a man named Razdobudko, from Stavropol on the edge of the northern Caucasus, either organised or carried out the attack....more

PSP2: Sony unveils PlayStation Portable successor - the NGP - Telegraph

Simply codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable) at present, the handheld device features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, front and rear cameras 3G and WiFi connectivity and several features tailored specifically for gaming.PSP2: Sony unveils PlayStation Portable successor - the NGP - Telegraph

Winter Storm Coats New York in Snow, Closing Schools - Bloomberg

A winter storm left thousands without power, grounded hundreds of aircraft and blanketed parts of New York City in a foot of snow, leading the Department of Education to order the closure of all public schools there.Winter Storm Coats New York in Snow, Closing Schools - Bloomberg

ElBaradei Set to Join Egypt Protests | Africa | English

A prominent Egyptian reform campaigner is set to return to the country, as anti-government activists plan a new massive rally in the capital.ElBaradei Set to Join Egypt Protests | Africa | English

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Girl shot in Washington still unidentified, but Utah parents certain it's her

CLEARFIELD — The parents of a missing Utah teenager say they are nearly certain their 13-year-old daughter was the girl who was killed in a weekend shootout with police in Washington.

Investigators in Washington said Tuesday that dental records are needed to officially identify the young girl — a task that could take a week...More

States’ Lawmakers Turn Attention to the Dangers of Distracted Pedestrians

Many joggers don earbuds and listen to music to distract themselves from the rigors of running. But might the Black Eyed Peas or Rihanna distract them so much that they jog into traffic?...More

Tony Blair criticised for 'Israeli bias'

Tony Blair, envoy of the Middle East quartet, was attacked by Palestinian officials for being biased in favour of Israeli security needs and seeming "to advocate an apartheid-like approach to dealing with the occupied West Bank", the Palestine papers reveal...More

Airport bomb may aggravate Russian ethnic tensions

The blast that ripped through the crowded arrivals terminal of Moscow's Domodedovo airport, killing 35 people, bore all the hallmarks of Islamist rebels from Russia's restive North Caucasus region.more

Police shooter: More sex crimes suspected

It was a hellish nine days in captivity.
A 13-year-old girl was chained to a toilet, kept in a basement and sexually assaulted -- after being kidnapped off the street at knifepoint.-- more

Police deployed throughout Cairo after violent protests - USATODAY.com

Police deployed throughout Cairo after violent protests - USATODAY.com: "CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian activists on Wednesday used social networking sites to call for a fresh wave of demonstrations, a day after they staged the biggest protests in years in Egypt to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule."

Obama to Propose Extending Partial Freeze on Domestic Spending - NYTimes.com

Obama to Propose Extending Partial Freeze on Domestic Spending - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — President Obama challenged Americans on Tuesday night to unleash their creative spirit, set aside their partisan differences and come together around a common goal of outcompeting other nations in a rapidly shifting global economy."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obama puts military kin plan in action | It's Called A Draft

Will there be a military draft?
WASHINGTON -- With a decade of war taking its toll on military service members and their loved ones back home, President Obama yesterday announced new government-wide initiatives to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness...Read more

Man accused in Giffords shooting pleads not guilty

PHOENIX—The 22-year-old man accused in a deadly Arizona rampage that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has made his first public statement regarding his role in the shooting: He's not guilty....more

Fresh protests in Lebanon at Hezbollah move

Hundreds of protesters have descended on the Lebanese city of Tripoli to take part in a "day of rage" over the likely appointment of a Hezbollah-backed candidate as prime minister.more

11 officers shot in 24 hours: Police union spokesman says “war on cops”


It has been only 24 hours since at least 11 police officers have been shot across the nation.
On Sunday there were police attacks on police officers in Indiana and Oregon and at a  Detroit police station, a shooter opened fire inside the station that wounded four officers. Continue reading on Examiner.com: more 

Man killed at Walmart on bail in Utah

The man killed in a shootout with Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Port Orchard was out on bail in connection with a child kidnapping charge in Utah.Read more: 

A State of the Union challenge: Health reform

President Barack Obama will have two challenges when he talks about his signature health care law Tuesday night: Get the public back on his side, and don’t spend too much time on it.more

Egypt braces for 'the day of revolution' - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

CAIRO — The Egyptian government warned activists hoping to emulate Tunisian pro-democracy protesters that they face arrest if they go ahead on Tuesday with mass demonstrations some have billed as the "Day of Wrath."Egypt braces for 'the day of revolution' - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

Russian leader slams airport security after blast - World news - Europe - msnbc.com

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that officials of the Moscow airport where a suicide bombing killed 35 people should be "held accountable" for security failures there..Russian leader slams airport security after blast - World news - Europe - msnbc.com

Monday, January 24, 2011

Oprah Winfrey meets sister she never knew about - San Jose Mercury News

Oprah Winfrey meets sister she never knew about - San Jose Mercury News: "CHICAGO-- Oprah Winfrey recently learned she has a half-sister -- a Milwaukee woman who was put up for adoption by Winfrey's mother nearly 50 years ago."

Explosion kills 31 at Moscow airport in terror attack

MOSCOW – An explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding about 130, officials said. The Russian president called it a terror attack...more

Michael Rosenberg: Listen for shout-outs to Bieber, Palin in State of the Union speech | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

"Ladies and gentlemen of Congress, Vice President Biden, my fellow Americans and Justin Bieber:"Michael Rosenberg: Listen for shout-outs to Bieber, Palin in State of the Union speech | freep.com | Detroit Free Press:

State of the union forecast: Atmospherics over policy - Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com

"When President Barack Obama steps into the House chamber Tuesday to deliver his second State of the Union address, ambience will trump substance."State of the union forecast: Atmospherics over policy - Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com:

4 Detroit police officers shot, gunman dead in 'horrifying' attack | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

"It was just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday when the gunman walked into the police station."4 Detroit police officers shot, gunman dead in 'horrifying' attack | freep.com | Detroit Free Press:

Lieberman: Leaked Palestinian papers prove interim deal is only option - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

"Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that leaked Palestinian documents detailing fruitless negotiations with Israel prove that the only solution to the conflict between the two sides is a long-term interim agreement, such as his own proposal for a Palestinian state. "Lieberman: Leaked Palestinian papers prove interim deal is only option - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News:

Jack LaLanne, fitness icon, dead at 96

"Fitness icon Jack LaLanne, a man who pushed Americans to pump iron, eat better and lose weight for more than 70 years, has died. He was 96."Jack LaLanne, fitness icon, dead at 96:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cameron Diaz told George Lopez she bought pot from Snoop Dog

"Cameron Diaz raised eyebrows this week when she told talk-show host George Lopez that she had, in all likelihood, purchased marijuana from rapper Snoop Dogg when the two of them were attending high-school together in Long Beach, California."..more

Australian Open | Schiavone v Kuznetsova | Longest women's match

Draining ... Francesca Schiavone won the longest ever grand slam women's match."ITALY's Francesca Schiavone won the longest grand slam women's singles match ever played when she defeated Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova yesterday."..more

Model admits having sex with Berlusconi - Hindustan Times

"The sex scandal involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has deepened further as one of the girls named in the prostitution probe admitted that she had sex with the leader. Maria Esther Garcia Polanco, a 25-year-old model and aspiring showgirl, however, denied that she did so in exchange for money"..more

VOA | Suspected US Drone Strikes Kills 6 in NW Pakistan | Asia | English

"Pakistani officials say two suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed six suspected militants in the northwestern part of the country"more

E.P.A. and Chrysler Link Up for Hybrid Technology Test - NYTimes.com

Sergio Marchionne, the Chrysler Group’s chief executive, on Wednesday at the E.P.A.’s Ann Arbor, Mich., lab."The Environmental Protection Agency and the Chrysler Group announced on Wednesday that they would work together to develop a light-duty hydraulic hybrid vehicle. Current plans call for the system to be installed in the Chrysler Town & Country minivan."more

'Baby Doc' wants to use Swiss money 'to help Haiti'

FORMER US congressman Bob Barr claims ex-Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is trying to unlock frozen funds left in Swiss banks after he fled to exile in Paris - for his country's benefit. "Baby Doc' wants to use Swiss money 'to help Haiti'"...more

VOA | Iran's President Says More Nuclear Talks Possible | News | English

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (file)"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he believes further talks with world powers regarding Tehran's nuclear program are possible."more

AFP: Thousands pressure Tunisian PM to quit

"TUNIS — Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied outside Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi's offices on Sunday, calling for him to quit after the downfall of the north African state's 23-year regime."AFP: Thousands pressure Tunisian PM to quit

Turkel C'tee: Marmara raid was in accordance with int'l law

"First part of report examining flotilla raid says actions carried out by IDF to enforce Gaza naval blockade had regrettable consequences of loss of human life, physical injuries."Turkel C'tee: Marmara raid was in accordance with int'l law:

Defenses study ways to slow Packers’ Rodgers and Bears’ Cutler - BostonHerald.com

"GREEN BAY, Wis.- Rattle Jay Cutler and confuse Aaron Rodgers.

Or is it confuse Jay Cutler and rattle Aaron Rodgers?

It’s the age-old question of pressure vs. coverage. When and how do the defenses of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears go after the quarterback? When and how do they back off into coverage?"Defenses study ways to slow Packers’ Rodgers and Bears’ Cutler - BostonHerald.com:

Algeria police break up march; at least 19 hurt - USATODAY.com

"ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Helmeted riot police armed with batons and shields on Saturday clashed with rock- and chair-throwing protesters who tried to march in defiance of Algeria's ban on public gatherings.
At least 19 people were injured, the government said, but an opposition party official put the figure at more than 40."Algeria police break up march; at least 19 hurt - USATODAY.com:

Obama recalls Roe v. Wade, backs abortion rights - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

"President Obama echoed his support for abortion rights today, the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's pro-choice decision in Roe v. Wade."Obama recalls Roe v. Wade, backs abortion rights - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Unethical Abortion Doctor Sued for PA Wrongful Death and Charged with Murders | InjuryBoard Phoenix

"This is the story of a 41-year-old wife and mother who spent her life in a third-world country only to come to America under a humanitarian resettlement program. Karnamaya Mongar, then died in Philadelphia as the result of worse than squalid third-world-like conditions at the hands of a greedy, depraved man calling himself a doctor and operating his clinic, the Woman’s Medical Society, like a house of horrors."Unethical Abortion Doctor Sued for PA Wrongful Death and Charged with Murders | InjuryBoard Phoenix:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears NFL Playoff Predictions‎

The Bears and Packers are the NFL's longest standing rivalry, as it dates back to 1921, and on Sunday they will be meeting for the 182nd time in history...more

Is the All Wheel Driver Ferrari FF Coming to America?|Chrysler and Fiat

Ferrari says its new FF--its big premiere for the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show--is its first four-wheel-drive sportscar ever.


Ferrari promises a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 208 mph....More

Rights group: Haiti probing into Duvalier's alleged atrocities ...‎

Haiti probing "Baby Doc's" alleged crimes against humanity, Amnesty International says...more

Facebook Co-Founder Invests in Qwiki

The co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin has decided to invest in the newest social network Qwiki. Saverin believes that Qwiki is on the path to success..

Ivanka Trump announces she and husband Jared Kushner are expecting a baby - NYPOST.com

Ivanka Trump is expecting a little apprentice.

Donald Trump's eldest daughter yesterday announced that she and hubby Jared Kushner are expecting their first child.

"I have been wanting to share some amazing news with you all for some time. I'm pregnant," the 29- year-old businesswoman announced via Twitter. "Jared and I couldn't be more excited."Ivanka Trump announces she and husband Jared Kushner are expecting a baby - NYPOST.com

Tracking down my online haters - CNN

Matthew is a college student from a small suburban town in Missouri. He loves the Kansas City Chiefs and spending Sundays in front of the TV watching football.Tracking down my online haters - CNN

Keith Olbermann exits MSNBC: 'Just too much for me' - USATODAY.com

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann surprised viewers by saying he had "been told" it washis last show, after nearly eight years, and so he was saying farewell.Keith Olbermann exits MSNBC: 'Just too much for me' - USATODAY.com

Iran Nuclear Talks Collapse With No Progress - NYTimes.com

ISTANBUL — Two days of talks between Iran and six world powers ended in failure Saturday, with Iran refusing to engage here on any concrete proposals to build confidence that its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes and with no date set for another meeting.Iran Nuclear Talks Collapse With No Progress - NYTimes.com

Doctors plan no delays in Giffords therapy - WDAF

HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors in Houston say they won't waste any time before starting therapy on wounded Arizona CongresswomanGabrielle Giffords.Doctors plan no delays in Giffords therapy - WDAF

Italy's Berlusconi digs in heels despite sex probe | Reuters

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accused magistrates on Saturday of illegally spying on him as he refused to appear before prosecutors who allege that he had sex with an under-age prostitute.Italy's Berlusconi digs in heels despite sex probe | Reuters

Friday, January 21, 2011

Q&A: Can major powers revive nuclear fuel deal with Iran? | Reuters

Q&A: Can major powers revive nuclear fuel deal with Iran? | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Major powers and Iran have signaled readiness to try and revive a plan to swap atom fuel, seen by the West as a possible way to reduce mistrust and help pave the way for broader talks on Tehran's nuclear program."

Obama's day: A trip to Schenectady, a talk to Democrats - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Obama's day: A trip to Schenectady, a talk to Democrats - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency: "Good morning from The Oval. On this day in 2003, the Census Bureau announced that Hispanics had surpassed African-Americans as the nation's largest minority group."

BBC News - Tony Blair's note told President Bush 'count on us'

BBC News - Tony Blair's note told President Bush 'count on us': "The private note will remain secret - despite calls for it to be published by Iraq inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot."

GE profit tops Wall St view | Reuters

GE profit tops Wall St view | Reuters: "The world's biggest maker of electric turbines and jet engines, whose shares rose 4 percent in premarket trading, also reported a 12 percent rise in orders, driving its backlog -- a key predictor of future sales -- to $175 billion."

South Korea Rescues Crew and Ship From Pirates - NYTimes.com

South Korea Rescues Crew and Ship From Pirates - NYTimes.com: "SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military said on Friday that its special forces freed the crew of a freighter hijacked in the Arabian Sea, killing eight of the Somali pirates who seized the ship last week."

At Houston hospital, Giffords faces arduous rehabilitation

HOUSTON - She will get a bed in the most private wing of the hospital, and U.S. Capitol Police will provide added security. But when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords At Houston hospital, Giffords faces arduous rehabilitation

Thursday, January 20, 2011

FBI arrests 127 'mobsters' in biggest ever crackdown in New York - Telegraph

FBI arrests 127 'mobsters' in biggest ever crackdown in New York - Telegraph: "The FBI on Thursday launched its biggest ever crackdown on the New York area's infamous Cosa Nostra organised crime network, rounding up 127 alleged mafia members and associates in dawn raids."

FBI investigates bomb attempt at parade

The FBI is investigating whether racial bias could have played a role in the apparent attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., officials said Wednesday...More

Giffords Headed To Houston Center With 'Outstanding Reputation' : The Two-Way : NPR

Giffords Headed To Houston Center With 'Outstanding Reputation' : The Two-Way : NPR: "The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is headed on Friday, is 'renowned for its care of survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries,' the Houston Chronicle writes."

Muhammad cartoonist calls attacker 'cowardly liar' - World | Centre Daily Times - State College, PA | Penn State, Nittany Lions, weather, news, jobs, homes, apartments, real estate

Muhammad cartoonist calls attacker 'cowardly liar' - World | Centre Daily Times - State College, PA | Penn State, Nittany Lions, weather, news, jobs, homes, apartments, real estate: "COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad says the ax-wielding Somali man who broke into his home wanted to kill him and is lying about the purpose of the attack."

Iran officials deny fresh nuclear swap offer planned | Reuters

Iran officials deny fresh nuclear swap offer planned | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Iran has no fresh offer to make for a nuclear fuel swap at talks with world powers due to begin on Friday in Istanbul, members of the Iranian delegation told Reuters."

BBC News - South Korea agrees military talks with North

BBC News - South Korea agrees military talks with North: "South Korea has agreed to hold high-level military talks with the North, officials say, in a move that could ease tension on the peninsula"

Cowen Loses Allies as Reshuffle Plan Criticized by Lawmakers - Bloomberg

Cowen Loses Allies as Reshuffle Plan Criticized by Lawmakers - Bloomberg: "Irish coalition lawmakers criticized Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen’s plan to appoint new government ministers months before national elections.

Justice Minister Dermot Ahern, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey and Defense Minister Tony Killeen, supporters of Cowen who aren’t contesting the election, are stepping down, the Dublin-based government said late last night. Health Minister Mary Harney is also resigning."

UK bans ‘Koran burning’ pastor | euronews, world news

UK bans ‘Koran burning’ pastor | euronews, world news: "Pastor Terry Jones provoked international outrage when he organised the stunt to coincide with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks last year. Pressured by the White House, he eventually called off the mass burning."

Israeli army discharges soldier for shooting Palestinian civilian | World news | The Guardian

The Israeli military has discharged a soldier for acting "unprofessionally" in shooting dead an unarmed 65-year-old Palestinian man in Hebron earlier this month.Israeli army discharges soldier for shooting Palestinian civilian | World news | The Guardian

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Joe Lieberman announces the end of his complex political career - CSMonitor.com

Joe Lieberman announces the end of his complex political career - CSMonitor.com: "Sen. Joseph 'Joe' Lieberman will not seek re-election. His retirement makes life easier for Democrats, who now have a better chance of hanging onto his seat."

House poised to approve health repeal - Carrie Budoff Brown - POLITICO.com

House poised to approve health repeal - Carrie Budoff Brown - POLITICO.com: "House Republicans were poised Wednesday to approve a bill repealing the health care law, taking their first major step toward rolling back the massive overhaul that has dominated the American political landscape for almost two years."

2 students shot in L.A. high school are still hospitalized - CNN.com

2 students shot in L.A. high school are still hospitalized - CNN.com: "Los Angeles (CNN) -- The 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head at Gardena High School in Los Angeles opened her eyes Wednesday and responded to commands to move her limbs, a physician said"

Obama, Hu aim to 'overcome sense of mistrust' - Politics - White House - msnbc.com

Obama, Hu aim to 'overcome sense of mistrust' - Politics - White House - msnbc.com: "WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao will confront stubborn rifts over North Korea and bilateral economic imbalances on Wednesday when they meet amid the pomp of a formal state visit."

'German think tank told US to sabotage Iran'

'German think tank told US to sabotage Iran': "WikiLeaks reveals US was advised to use 'policy of covert sabotage' against Teheran, including explosions, accidents, computer hacking."

2 in Egypt torch themselves; 1 dead - CNN.com

2 in Egypt torch themselves; 1 dead - CNN.com: "Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- One man died and another was injured after they set themselves on fire Tuesday in Egypt, the latest in a string of self-immolations in restive North Africa, officials told CNN."

Major earthquake strikes southwestern Pakistan - CNN.com

Major earthquake strikes southwestern Pakistan - CNN.com: "Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck Wednesday morning in a remote area of southwestern Pakistan, but initial reports revealed no major damage."

Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops - NYTimes.com

Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops - NYTimes.com: "BAGHDAD — For the second time in two days, Iraqi security forces came under attack by a suicide bomber when an ambulance packed with explosives blew up outside a police headquarters on Wednesday in Diyala Province, north of Baghdad."

Oil rises on dollar slump, firm demand outlook | Reuters

Oil rises on dollar slump, firm demand outlook | Reuters: "U.S. crude oil prices rose 51 cents to $91.89 a barrel by 6:40 a.m. EST. ICE Brent futures for March rose 50 cents to $98.30 a barrel by the same time, possibly helped by outages in four Brent oil and gas platforms in the North Sea."

Giffords' husband says she feared being shot - USATODAY.com

Giffords' husband says she feared being shot - USATODAY.com: "TUCSON — The astronaut comes to the hospital before sunrise and leaves quite late.
When he walks past the makeshift memorial on the lawn left for his wife and the other shooting victims, he feels hope, sadness, and something that's hard to explain."

'American Idol' Fan Anthony Hopkins Loves Randy Jackson's 'Soul' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV

'American Idol' Fan Anthony Hopkins Loves Randy Jackson's 'Soul' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV: "Anthony Hopkins is a veteran actor of the stage and screen and an Oscar winner knighted by the queen of England for his services to the arts. With so many movies to make and other important, knightly things to do, one would never think of Sir Hopkins as a super-fan of 'American Idol' — yet he is."

Apple's Cult Factor Emerges as Drawback - TheStreet

Apple's Cult Factor Emerges as Drawback - TheStreet: "CUPERTINO, Calif. (TheStreet) -- I know I'm going to be yelled at for saying this, but isn't it about time we stopped the deification of Steve Jobs?"

BBC News - Jean-Claude Duvalier charged with theft over 15-year rule

BBC News - Jean-Claude Duvalier charged with theft over 15-year rule: "Haitian prosecutors have charged the former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier with theft and misappropriation of funds during his 15-year rule, which ended in 1986.

Mr Duvalier, also known as Baby Doc, was detained and charged two days after his surprise return to Haiti from exile.

But human rights groups say Mr Duvalier should also face trial for the torture and murder of thousands of people."

Obama's day: Dealing with China - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Obama's day: Dealing with China - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency: "Good morning from The Oval. On this day in 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower first agreed to something that is now essential to White House life: A news conference filmed for television."

MinnPost - Republicans have it backwards on the jobs effect of health-care reform

MinnPost - Republicans have it backwards on the jobs effect of health-care reform: "The new House leadership in Washington knows what issue best moves voters in today's beaten, beleaguered economy: jobs. Long-simmering angst over employment and economic recovery delivered Republicans a huge electoral victory in November, here in Minnesota and throughout the country. So in the debate over their first major legislative proposal — repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Assange star turn at WikiLeaks media circus - CNN.com

Assange star turn at WikiLeaks media circus - CNN.com: "London, England (CNN) -- It's official: The Frontline Club for Independent Journalism has become WikiLeaks Central.
The whistleblower website has been using it as a base of operations for some time and WikiLeaks founder and editor, Julian Assange, will be staying there during his court hearing in February."

Cheney: Obama finding we were right about terror - TODAY People - TODAYshow.com

Cheney: Obama finding we were right about terror - TODAY People - TODAYshow.com: "In an exclusive interview airing on TODAY Tuesday, former Vice President Vice President Dick Cheney said that although President Obama appears to be learning counterterrorism on the job and handled himself “well” in response to the shooting tragedy in Arizona this month, he will still be a one-term president."

Group secretly tests mercury in tuna, swordfish

Tuna and swordfish collected from some California grocery stores and sushi restaurants contained mercury levels as much as three times the threshold that authorizes federal food regulators to pull seafood from shelves, according to a study by an environmental health group.... ..more

Palin: 'They're Not Going To Shut Me Up' : The Two-Way : NPR

Palin: 'They're Not Going To Shut Me Up' : The Two-Way : NPR: "Saying that the 'main stream media' has tried to score political points and that she and other conservatives were 'falsely accused of being [an] accessory to murder,' former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke again last night about the shooting rampage in Arizona and discussions afterward regarding the tone of political debate."

White House 'open' to GOP suggestions to improve health law

The White House is continuing what it started after the November elections: a determined effort to reach out to congressional Republicans and reduce the partisan divide in Washington...more

A close friend's wish for Gabby Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords has opened her eyes. She has squeezed her husband's hand. At one point, she tried to pull out her ventilator tube, as if annoyed...more

Death toll rises to 600 from floods, landslides in Brazil

Brazil's army on Monday sent 700 soldiers to help throw a lifeline to desperate neighborhoods that have been cut off from food, water or help ..more

US companies expand goals as China leader arrives

(Reuters) - Switzerland has opened an inquiry into possible funds stashed by former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, his family and close associates in the Alpine country, the federal prosecutor's office said on Tuesday...More

The Associated Press: US companies expand goals as China leader arrives

The Associated Press: US companies expand goals as China leader arrives: "WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And getting a fair chance to win government contracts."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Minibus bombing in NW Pakistan kills 19

Minibus bombing in NW Pakistan kills 19: "PARACHINAR, Pakistan -- A bomb ripped apart a minibus in a militant-infested area of northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing all 17 people on board and two others in a nearby vehicle, police said."

Egyptian sets himself ablaze - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Egyptian sets himself ablaze - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "An Egyptian has set himself ablaze in Cairo in an apparent protest outside the parliament building.

Security officials said on Monday that policemen guarding the building used fire extinguishers to put out the fire engulfing Abdo Abdelmenem, who was later taken to hospital."

Obama's Push for China Currency Changes Could Cost U.S. Consumers - FoxNews.com

Obama's Push for China Currency Changes Could Cost U.S. Consumers - FoxNews.com: "When President Obama meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, one of the top items on the agenda will be resolving a dispute over how China sets the value of its currency. If Obama gets his way, it could spur U.S. exports, but it could also mean higher prices for American consumers."

Husband: Giffords 'continues to make progress' - Health - Women's health - msnbc.com

Husband: Giffords 'continues to make progress' - Health - Women's health - msnbc.com: "TUCSON, Ariz. — In yet another sign of significant recovery during a remarkable week, the gravely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was upgraded from critical to serious condition Sunday after a procedure to remove her from a ventilator was successful."

School buses add cameras to catch drivers endangering kids

School districts nationwide are trying out video cameras as a way to deter drivers from passing buses that are loading or unloading children ...more

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globes shares the wealth - theenvelope.latimes.com

Many first-time winners pick up awards, including "Glee's" Chris Colfer and "The Fighter's" Melisa Leo--Golden Globes shares the wealth - theenvelope.latimes.com

'Stop loss' bonuses go unpaid to 35,000 soldiers - USATODAY.com

The Army is struggling to find about 35,000 soldiers, most of them veterans now, who are owed bonuses because they were forced to remain in the military beyond their normal enlistment.'Stop loss' bonuses go unpaid to 35,000 soldiers - USATODAY.com

IAEA envoys visit Iran's Natanz enrichment site: report | Reuters

Envoys from mainly non-aligned developing nations were on the tour. Counterparts from the West, Russia and China were either not invited or rejected Iran's gesture, with some saying such visits were the province of U.N. inspectors and could not replace talks to resolve a stand-off over Iran's nuclear work.IAEA envoys visit Iran's Natanz enrichment site: report | Reuters

She's just 17! Nebraskan wins Miss America pageant

A 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan, aspiring politician from Nebraska captured the Miss America crown on Saturday after beating 52 other young women from across the United States....More

Quick-serve chains expanding rapidly

Last June, Maysser Mikhail opened a Subway sandwich shop inside his Metro PCS store on Detroit's east side


In a neighborhood with few fresh food options, there's no shortage of residents with a hankering for a steak and cheese sub or a chicken flatbread sandwich.... more 

Lakewood murder suspect caught

Lakewood murder suspect caught 

Asbury Park Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lakewood Police Captain Thomas Hayes said Crockham was arrested early this morning and is in custody at the Lakewood Police Department.

Investors crave more strong bank results | Reuters

A trader works in the JP Morgan stall on floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 14, 2009. By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - US bank stocks are flying high, and next week's earnings could give investors more reason to be optimistic .Investors crave more strong bank results | Reuters

Aaron Rodgers leaves teammates in awe | ProFootballTalk

In a town with so much football tradition, writers on the Green Bay Packers beat are usually cautious to throw out hyperbole.Aaron Rodgers leaves teammates in awe | ProFootballTalk

Bomb kills 9 wedding guests in Afghanistan | Reuters

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb destroyed a car carrying nine people to a wedding in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing everyone inside including one child, the provincial governor said.Bomb kills 9 wedding guests in Afghanistan | Reuters

Berlusconi rejects teen sex accusation as 'mud' - CNN.com

Allegations that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a teenage nightclub dancer are "mud" thrown on him by political opponents...Berlusconi rejects teen sex accusation as 'mud' - CNN.com

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Obama loosens travel restrictions to Cuba

The Obama administration on Friday announced the broadest liberalization of travel to Cuba in a decade, making it easier for American students and religious and cultural groups to visit the Communist-ruled island...more

Women should be allowed in combat, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women, who make up some 14 percent of the armed forces, should finally be permitted to serve fully in front-line combat units, a military advisory panel says.
The call by a commission of current and retired military officers to dismantle the last major area of discrimination in the armed services could set in motion another sea change in military culture as the armed forces, generations after racial barriers fell, grapples with the phasing out of the ban on gays serving openly...More

Grand goodbye to Holbrooke

Washington Post - Manuel Roig-Franzia - ‎7 hours ago‎

DIPLOMAT'S SEND-OFF: President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton attend a tribute to Richard Holbrooke.more

Tucson Tragedy: Jared Loughner Photographed Posing with Glock in G-String - ABC News

A Walgreens in Tuscon, Ariz. turned over to police racy photos of gunman Jared Loughner with a Glock and a G-string that were taken to the store to be developed the night before the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 14 wounded.Tucson Tragedy: Jared Loughner Photographed Posing with Glock in G-String - ABC News

Iraqi soldiers kill two U.S. soldiers in Mosul | Reuters

(Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and a third was injured when two Iraqi soldiers opened fire on U.S. troops during training in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, Iraqi army sources said.Iraqi soldiers kill two U.S. soldiers in Mosul | Reuters

Tunisian prison fire 'kills dozens' | World news | guardian.co.uk

A fire at a prison in the Tunisian resort town of Monastir has reportedly killed dozens as the country faces more uncertainty after President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the nation.012c910d95324ac09b0991f0e4c400de
Tunisian prison fire 'kills dozens' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Friday, January 14, 2011

VOA | US Defense Secretary Says Talks with North Korea Possible | Asia | English

VOA | US Defense Secretary Says Talks with North Korea Possible | Asia | English: "Top defense officials of the United States and South Korea held brief talks about North Korea as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrapped up his week-long Asia trip."

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton Predictions Are All Over The Place - SBNation.com

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton Predictions Are All Over The Place - SBNation.com: "SB Nation's Mocking The Draft called Auburn QB Cam Newton the most polarizing player in the 2011 NFL draft and, after looking at a few 2011 NFL mock drafts, it appears they may be right. A scan of various NFL mock drafts shows Newton going anywhere from No. 7 to the San Francisco 49ers to No. 16 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. "

Is Breastfeeding Exclusively for Six Months Best? - ABC News

Is Breastfeeding Exclusively for Six Months Best? - ABC News: "Breastfeeding can be stressful. Even after learning to breastfeed, which is a challenge for many, new mothers struggle to keep it up for the recommended six months -- especially if they return to work. But a group of UK researchers are now questioning the guidelines on how long mothers should breastfeed, adding uncertainty into an already stressful debate."

Wikipedia Celebrates 10 Years of Crowd-Sourced Smarts

Wikipedia Celebrates 10 Years of Crowd-Sourced Smarts: "Let's take a journey to a distant time where knowledge was hard to come by: the year 2000.

Back then, if you wanted to find out the gross domestic product of Belarus or the wingspan of a B-10 bomber, your best bet was to head to a library and dig out a specialist book. Should you need quick access to a more arcane piece of trivia -- a treatise on the art of chicken hypnosis, for example -- well, you'd probably just have to stay ignorant."

Joe Arridy Receives Posthumous Pardon 72 Years After Execution

Joe Arridy Receives Posthumous Pardon 72 Years After Execution: "Outgoing Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has granted a posthumous pardon to Joe Arridy, a mentally disabled man who was executed for murder more than 70 years ago, despite evidence suggesting his innocence."

Doctors Expect More Good News for Gabrielle Giffords' Recovery - FoxNews.com

Doctors Expect More Good News for Gabrielle Giffords' Recovery - FoxNews.com: "Calling Gabrielle Giffords' progress a 'miracle,' doctors are hoping to see another leap forward by the Arizona congresswoman, expecting to see her sit up in a chair sometime Friday. "

More than 500 dead in Brazil flooding - CNN.com

More than 500 dead in Brazil flooding - CNN.com: "Teresopolis, Brazil (CNN) -- It was like a tsunami from the sky in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as flood water gushed through hill towns and giant boulders catapulted from hillsides instantly crushing cars and houses."

Pope John Paul II will be beatified after Easter - latimes.com

Pope John Paul II will be beatified after Easter - latimes.com: "Reporting from London — The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified this spring, the Vatican announced Friday after the current pontiff, Benedict XVI, certified that his predecessor had met the requirements."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1 million homes repossessed in 2010 - Jan. 13, 2011

1 million homes repossessed in 2010 - Jan. 13, 2011: "NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Foreclosures were at a record high in 2010, and more than 1 million people lost their homes, even as notices started leveling off during the end year.

In total, there were nearly 2.9 million foreclosure notices filed during the year, according to report released Thursday by RealtyTrac. That was a record high, but just 1.7% above 2009."

7 rapes, no arrest, and a warning for caution in Detroit | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

7 rapes, no arrest, and a warning for caution in Detroit | freep.com | Detroit Free Press: "He strikes during the late evening and early morning hours when his victims are vulnerable: walking alone, waiting at bus stops or getting out of their vehicles."

N.J. Supreme Court Justice Rivera-Soto tempers stance on abstention | NJ.com

N.J. Supreme Court Justice Rivera-Soto tempers stance on abstention | NJ.com: "TRENTON — New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto shocked the state’s political and legal worlds Wednesday — by voting on a case."

Cops: Brett Favre's sister arrested at meth lab   - U.S. news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com

Cops: Brett Favre's sister arrested at meth lab - U.S. news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com: "DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. — The sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.
Brandi Favre, 34, was among five people arrested in Diamondhead, Miss., and was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and generating hazardous waste, said Hancock County Sheriff's Maj. Matt Karl."

Report: Loughner lost it after teen break-up - U.S. news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com

Report: Loughner lost it after teen break-up - U.S. news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com: "A woman who says she dated Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner for a year told a British newspaper that he started to go 'off the rails' after she broke up with him.
Kelsey Hawkes, 21, told the Daily Mail newspaper that Loughner, who is accused of killing six people and wounding 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was a normal person during their relationship in 2005."

Prosecutors: Border Patrol agent had secret room

Prosecutors: Border Patrol agent had secret room: "Prosecutors say a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with harboring illegal immigrants, including his deported father, had a secret underground bunker behind his San Diego-area home."

Missing cheerleader's mom: No party at house after she disappeared - CNN.com

Missing cheerleader's mom: No party at house after she disappeared - CNN.com: "(CNN) -- Affidavits in the case of a missing 13-year-old Texas girl indicate her mother and live-in boyfriend failed polygraph exams on her whereabouts and they had a New Year's Eve party a few days after she disappeared."

Man arrested after threats to Rep. Jim McDermott: 'I'll kill his family' - CSMonitor.com

Man arrested after threats to Rep. Jim McDermott: 'I'll kill his family' - CSMonitor.com: "A Palm Springs, Calif., man was arrested on Wednesday on a federal charge that he threatened to kill Rep. James McDermott (D) of Washington because of the congressman’s stance in last month’s debate over whether to extend the Bush tax cuts."

New England digs out after snowstorm - CNN.com

New England digs out after snowstorm - CNN.com: "(CNN) -- Much of New England appeared to be quickly recovering from snowstorms that have pummeled the region and snarled air traffic across the Northeast."

CBC News - World - Flood-hit Brisbane faces slow recovery

CBC News - World - Flood-hit Brisbane faces slow recovery: "Floodwaters are slowly receding in Australia's third-largest city, but the people of Brisbane and other flood-ravaged Queensland communities were warned Thursday that they face a recovery of 'postwar proportions.'

Floodwaters poured into more than 30,000 properties in the Brisbane area before the water peaked early in the morning."

On Tucson and politics, Palin plays by own rules - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com

On Tucson and politics, Palin plays by own rules - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com: "WASHINGTON — The hubbub in the United States over Sarah Palin's use of the charged term 'blood libel' obscures a larger point: the former Alaska governor is weighing a run for the presidency in unprecedented and even daring ways, commanding nationwide attention with her selective use of Facebook and Twitter, and choosing provocative words where others would be more diplomatic."

Obama uses careful tone to urge 'a more civil' tone in politics

Obama uses careful tone to urge 'a more civil' tone in politics: "President Obama carefully interjected himself Wednesday night into the debate over political civility in the wake of the Arizona shootings. He urged 'a more civil and honest public discourse' but avoided any suggestion that the heightened political tensions of the past several years may have influenced the gunman."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What the census can teach us about ourselves - CNN.com

What the census can teach us about ourselves - CNN.com: "(CNN) -- Throughout most of her 86 years, Florence Hand had been haunted by 'floating dreams' that always revealed 'somebody in the room besides me,' she said.
The mystery had taken on legendary status in the family when Hand's granddaughter, Trisha Hand, confronted it. She dove into the millions of U.S. Census documents widely available at Ancestry.com and other genealogical research websites."

Vote gives 'Lost Boys' hope for country's future - CNN.com

Vote gives 'Lost Boys' hope for country's future - CNN.com: "Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Moses Chol hops into a van, rubs his hands together and signals the passengers to quiet down.
As he leans back to address them, his face breaks into a grin, his teeth glistening in the dawn haze."

AFP: Egypt says train shooting not sectarian

AFP: Egypt says train shooting not sectarian: "CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Wednesday played down a sectarian motive for the murder of a Coptic man by a policeman, a day after Egypt recalled its Vatican envoy after the pope urged Cairo to protect its Christian minority.
Prosecutors were questioning the 23-year-old off-duty policeman who boarded a train near the southern town of Samalut and opened fire on passengers, killing a 71-year-old Coptic man and wounding his wife and four other Copts."

Ivory Coast Tensions Escalate; Senegal Backs Invasion - Bloomberg

Ivory Coast Tensions Escalate; Senegal Backs Invasion - Bloomberg: "Senegal renewed calls for military intervention to end the post-election stalemate in Ivory Coast, where clashes in the commercial capital, Abidjan, marked escalating post-election tensions in the world’s top cocoa grower."

WikiLeaks founder's lawyers outline extradition defense

WikiLeaks founder's lawyers outline extradition defense: "LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could eventually face a term in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or even execution by U.S. authorities if he is extradited to Sweden, his attorneys said Tuesday, while Assange vowed after a brief court hearing to continue his work 'unabated.'"

Hezbollah, allies to topple Lebanon government: sources | Reuters

Hezbollah, allies to topple Lebanon government: sources | Reuters: "The resignation statement has been written and will be announced at 4.30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. EST),' said a senior political source, who asked not to be named. Eleven ministers would quit, enough to automatically bring down the government, he said.

The move comes a day after Lebanese politicians said Saudi Arabia and Syria had failed to forge a deal to contain tensions over a U.N.-backed tribunal which is expected to indict Hezbollah members over the killing of Hariri's father Rafik."

Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal - NYTimes.com

Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal - NYTimes.com: "PARIS — A week before talks resume with outside powers, a senior Iranian official was quoted on Wednesday as saying time was running out for a proposal dating to 2009 for Tehran to send nuclear material abroad in return for enriched uranium to fuel a research reactor."