Couple, 4 kids missing in rural Nevada snow outing
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:51:00 -0500
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A search is on in the mountains of rural northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow Sunday and haven't returned after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
Romance novelist Ida Pollock dies at 105
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:49:25 -0500
LONDON (AP) — Ida Pollock once said she was born to write. And so she did — millions of words over more than seven decades, spinning tales of impecunious young women romanced by handsome older men in far-flung locations.
Yanukovich backs Ukraine compromise talks, police dismantle protest barricades
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:48:12 -0500
By Richard Balmforth and Alissa de Carbonnel KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention. As riot police took up new positions in the capital, heavyweight boxing champion-turned-opposition politician Vitaly Klitschko called on the protesters to stand their ground, and warned Yanukovich that he would have blood on his hands if security forces tried to end the standoff violently. Across town, police dismantled protest tents to free the main road near the government hq and herded protesters back. Reuters correspondents at the scene said there were no attempts by police to move against the large encampment of protesters on Kiev's Independence Square, focal point of the demonstration.
Man killed British soldier in war for Allah, court hears
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:48:12 -0500
Michael Adebolajo, 28, is accused with Michael Adebowale, 22, of running over Afghan war veteran Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London, on May 22 before attacking his unconscious body with knives and a meat cleaver. Adebolajo sat in the dock of London's central criminal court, the Old Bailey, just metres away from Rigby's family as he gave evidence for the first time. "I am a soldier of Allah.
South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:45:45 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Princeton to start mass meningitis B vaccinations
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:45:12 -0500
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University was set Monday to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
Aerospace giant EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:44:53 -0500
European aerospace giant EADS, the maker of Airbus aircraft, announced plans Monday to cut 5,800 jobs in its defence and space division over three years. The news came after a meeting of its European works council with EADS chief executive Tom Enders, whose bold plan to merge the conglomerate with Britain's defence group BAE Systems was torpedoed last year with a surprise veto by Germany.
Masked men raid Kiev HQ of Tymoshenko's party
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:41:14 -0500
KIEV (Reuters) - Masked men with guns raided the Kiev party headquarters of Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and took a computer server on Monday, spokeswoman Natalia Lysova said. Lysova blamed police for the raid, but the police denied any involvement. Online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda said the raid was the work of the SBU state security service, which was unavailable for comment. ...
EADS to cut 5,800 jobs as part of major overhaul
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:37:12 -0500
PARIS (AP) — European air and defense company EADS is cutting 5,800 jobs over the next two years as part of a major overhaul and cost-cutting plan.
Ukraine opposition party says HQ stormed, police deny
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:35:47 -0500
The party of Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said on Monday that riot police had stormed its headquarters in the capital Kiev, although the police issued a quick denial. Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party spokeswoman Marina Soroka wrote on her Facebook account that the Berkut riot police had "occupied the central headquarters" of the party and were "breaking down doors". Batkivshchyna is one of the three major opposition parties in Ukraine now spearheading mass demonstrations demanding the immediate dismissal of the government over its rejection of a historic EU pact.