The funeral procession for Kim Jong-Il was carried out with military precision and when a handful of dawdlers messed up those regimented lines, they were eliminated. From the photo, that is. A photo released by the North Korea's state news agency and transmitted by the...
Man caught trying to board flight with loaded handgun Thu,29 Dec 2011 03:16 PM PST Reuters - KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A man trying to board a Delta Airlines flight in Kansas City with a loaded handgun was charged on Thursday with carrying a concealed weapon, authorities said. Anthony Winn, 26, of Kansas City was caught by a security screener Wednesday with what appeared to be a gun in his carry-on bag, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips of the Western District of Missouri. Officers at the airport found a loaded 9 millimeter Glock handgun with 23 live rounds of ammunition, including one in the chamber, said a criminal complaint filed Thursday. ... Full Story
This year has been filled with its share of sudden and surprising divorces in the entertainment and political world, but this split may take the cake. A 99-year-old Italian man filed for divorce from his 96-year-old wife of 77 years after he found letters from...
The shots of alcohol and mixed drinks began flowing in the early morning hours. Three friends — two 14-year-olds and a 12-year-old — were supposed to be babysitting over a Saturday night. Instead, police say, they met up with a bar owner, who drove them to his closed tavern and began pouring them drinks — vodka shots, orange juice and vodka, vodka and coke and energy drinks.
Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, an unusual use of a law that allows for murder charges in the death of a viable fetus.
Rescue group in crisis mode after cat euthanized Wed,28 Dec 2011 04:05 PM PST Associated Press - Animal lovers threatened to pull donations to an animal rescue group and the public flooded the agency with scathing comments and calls after a man's cat was euthanized when he couldn't afford its medical care, prompting the Arizona Humane Society to go into damage-control mode Wednesday. Full Story
Biologists: Lone gray wolf crosses into California Fri,30 Dec 2011 07:30 AM PST Associated Press - A lone gray wolf has wandered across the Oregon border into California in what wildlife officials hailed Thursday as the historic return of a species not seen in the state in more than 80 years. Full Story
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea sounded a bellicose note in its first communication with the outside world since the death of leader Kim Jong-il, saying its confrontational stance against South Korea would not change and labeling its opponents "foolish." Since Kim Jong-il died on December 17, the outside world has been watching to see whether his son Kim Jong-un, aged in his 20s, would stick to its hardline "military first" policies that have seen the isolated nation move closer to nuclear weapons capacity. ...
Christie warns he'll return 'Jersey style' if Iowans don't vote Romney Fri,30 Dec 2011 09:58 AM PST The Ticket - WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--Chris Christie came to Iowa on Friday, not as a 2012 presidential candidate, as many Republicans in the state had hoped, but as Mitt Romney's most high-profile surrogate in the final days before Tuesday's first-in-the-nation caucuses. More than 100 people turned out before daylight in the parking lot of a Hy-Vee supermarket, [...] Full Story
Making big bets on Iowa: Gingrich and Perry, not Romney Fri,30 Dec 2011 07:14 AM PST The Signal - After months of speculation over how much effort Mitt Romney will put into winning in the Iowa caucus, the Huffington Post is declaring him "All in." Romney will spend Friday in New Hampshire before coming back to Iowa on Saturday and staying through the Tuesday caucuses. Previously, some observers assumed he would stay another day [...] Full Story
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters)- Israel killed the leader of an al Qaeda-inspired faction in the Gaza Strip on Friday, accusing him of involvement in firing rockets and a planned attack on the Jewish state from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai. The deadly air strike was Israel's second against a Salafi Islamist militant this week. Militants identified him as Momen Abu Daf, chief of the Army of Islam, among a loose network of Palestinian groups which profess allegiance to al Qaeda and have been reinforced by volunteers who slip in from the Sinai. ...
Romney son jokes about Obama's birth certificate Fri,30 Dec 2011 02:53 PM PST Associated Press - One of Mitt Romney's sons has an answer for those who say his father should release his tax returns. He jokes that President Barack Obama should go first and release his birth certificate and other records. Full Story
Canadian Couple Welcomes 100th Grandchild Fri,30 Dec 2011 09:28 AM PST ABC News - Just in time for Christmas, Viktor and Aneta Urich of Grande Prairie, Alberta, welcomed their 100th grandchild, the Daily Herald-Tribune reported. The Urichs, who are in their early 60s, have 16 children. Their eldest son, Heinrich – father of newborn Henry – has nine kids younger... Full Story
Video: Newt Gingrich tears up in Iowa while speaking about his mother Fri,30 Dec 2011 09:23 AM PST The Ticket - DES MOINES, Iowa--In a rare personal moment on the campaign trail for Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate broke down when asked to speak about his mother, Kathleen Gingrich. At a town hall meeting at a coffee shop here, Gingrich reflected on the role his mother played in his life, and [...] Full Story
Mystery trust beats the clock for lottery jackpot Fri,30 Dec 2011 01:30 PM PST Associated Press - Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday's deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million. Full Story
The Mitt Romney restoration: A vision of a past we can believe in Fri,30 Dec 2011 05:53 AM PST The Ticket - DAVENPORT, Iowa--I'm told the reason it remains illegal to raise chickens in Iowa City, where I live, is because Iowans moved to our relatively cosmopolitan college town to get away from the country people and, by extension, their chickens. Twentysomethings from bigger cities, where it is fashionable to raise your own chicks and harvest fresh [...] Full Story
Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.
A major fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine that injured seven crew members with toxic fumes and left others stuck inside the vessel appeared to be brought under control on Friday, and officials said the blaze had caused no radiation leaks.
2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup Fri,30 Dec 2011 12:44 AM PST Associated Press - Two men died and 61 other people were injured Thursday in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said. Full Story
Authorities say two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, an unusual use of a law that allows for murder charges in the death of a viable fetus.
An Iowa victory within reach, an increasingly confident Mitt Romney on Friday cast chief GOP presidential rival Ron Paul as a fringe candidate and said: "I'm working harder than anyone to make sure he's not the nominee."
(Reuters) - Former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made increasingly aggressive romantic advances over several years toward an independent contractor who later accused him of sexual harassment, according to claims in a letter from her lawyer obtained by Reuters. The letter, ordered unsealed and allowed to be made public for the first time since the scandal emerged last year, outlined in intricate detail accusations by TV starlet and HP contractor Jodie Fisher that Hurd had wined and dined her, then allegedly sought sexual favors in return for employment. ...
Ringing in the New Year with too much bubbly might make for a rough start to 2012. But a new wave of hangover-fighting pills and patches, plus a handful of old standbys, claim to spare you the headache, fatigue and upset stomach brought on by booze....