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Aug 9, 2011 at 8:21 AM PDT
British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets after three days of rioting in London blossomed into a full-blown political crisis.
Jul 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM PDT
Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he was reviving a stalled deal to buy multi-million-dollar fighter jets from the United States and affirmed the need for American trainers to help Iraqi forces operate and maintain the 36 F-16s.
May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM PDT
A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation's first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter.
Apr 14, 2011 at 7:10 AM PDT
Gadhafi's troops hit the port with tank shells and Grad missiles, said a rebel who only gave his first name, Abdel-Salam. He said nine people were killed and 20 wounded in the barrage.
Mar 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM PDT
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized "all necessary measures" to stop Moammar Gadhafi in Libya - including strikes by sea and air - hours after he vowed in harrowing terms to launch a final assault and crush the weeks-old rebellion against him.
Mar 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM PDT
Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland.
Mar 11, 2011 at 4:16 AM PDT
A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people.
Mar 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM PDT
With the labor movement heading to an epic defeat in Wisconsin and perhaps other states, union leaders plan to use the setback to fire up working people nationwide and mount a major counterattack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012.
Mar 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM PDT
Forestry officials say it will likely take at least a week to fully contain a central Florida wildfire that's been burning since Monday.
Jan 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM PDT
Mubarak says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy the legitimacy of his regime.
Jan 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM PDT
Facing a popular uprising, Egypt's president fired his Cabinet early Saturday after protesters engulfed his country in chaos - battling police with stones and firebombs, burning down the ruling party headquarters and defying a night curfew enforced by the army.
Jan 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM PDT
"I can't believe our own police, our own government would keep beating up on us like this," said Cairo protester Ahmad Salah, 26. Others were praying on the streets after nightfall.
Dec 5, 2010 at 3:34 PM PDT
A Brookings couple has been jilted three times now. Less-than-reputable dealers sold them stuff that only smolders. A rise of complaints corresponds with what appears to be an increasing number of firewood dealers
Oct 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM PDT
Rescuers battled rough seas Tuesday to reach remote Indonesian islands pounded by a 10-foot tsunami that swept away homes, killing at least 113 people.
Nov 10, 2009 at 9:06 PM PDT
With a historic endorsement from the Mormon church, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously passed a pair of ordinances making it illegal to discriminate against gays in housing and employment.