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Judge: Oakland Police Department in ‘serious violation’ of court order

By Paul T. Rosynsky, The Oakland Tribune – OAKLAND, Calif. — A federal judge found the city’s police department in “serious violation” of court-ordered standards and procedures related to a decade-old…

US officials see increasing threat of domestic attack from Iran

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida ’s ability to conduct terrorist operations against the United States has diminished in the last year, but U.S. intelligence agencies said Tuesday…

U.S. airstrikes kill 5 suspected militants in Yemen

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — U.S. military aircraft launched strikes that killed at least five suspected militants in southern Yemen in one of the deadliest attacks…

U.N. official calls for Duvalier prosecution in torture, killings

(MCT) – UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations human rights arm on Tuesday expressed dismay at a proposal to try former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for corruption instead of the…

Police tear down Occupy Charlotte camp; 7 arrested

Police tear down Occupy Charlotte camp; 7 arrested

By Doug Miller, April Bethea, Cleve R. Wootson and Steve Lyttle, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police waded into the Occupy Charlotte protest site Monday afternoon, arresting at least…

European leaders seek to bolster growth

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — European leaders grappling with a stubborn debt crisis reaffirmed their commitment Monday to sign a new pact limiting public spending, but pledged…

Mexico’s envoy promises robust effort to capture US fugitives

By Gary Marx and David Jackson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Mexico’s top diplomat in the United States has vowed that his government will redouble efforts to apprehend the growing numbers…

Syrian troops retake control of suburbs outside Damascus

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian troops reasserted control Monday of rebellious suburbs outside Damascus, retaking some districts amid stiff resistance as the…

Lower-limb amputations have declined among diabetics, study finds

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times – Here’s some good news for a change from the diabetes front: Lower-limb amputations due to diabetes complications dropped 65 percent from 1996 to 2008.…

Scientists create the world’s first atomic X-ray laser

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the world’s first atomic X-ray laser. The researchers aimed SLAC’s…

China pledges more aid for Africa even after workers go missing

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Eager to lock up natural resources in Africa, despite the geopolitical risks, China pledged to provide nearly $100 million in aid to…

Obama defends ‘judicious’ use of drone strikes

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered a vigorous defense of the use of unmanned aircraft to kill al-Qaida operatives and other militants in Pakistan’s…

Google, Facebook, others team to fight email phishing scams

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Major tech companies including Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have teamed up to fight email phishing scams. Members say…

Heroin, painkiller use in Twin Cities at all-time high, state report says

Brady Gervais, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The abuse of heroin and other opiates reached the highest levels yet in the Twin Cities during the first half of 2011, according…

More than 100 injured in Peru earthquake

LIMA, Peru — More than 100 people were injured Monday after a strong earthquake in southern Peru, Peruvian civil defense authorities said. Most of the injured however had only slight…

Afghan woman slain after giving birth to girl

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghainstan — Another horrific case of violence against women in Afghanistan came to light Monday when authorities reported that a…

Iowa Right to Life marchers take to the streets for the unborn

William Smith, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – FORT MADISON – The solitary beat of a snare drum set a slow but steady pace for more than 125 people marching through…

NASA hopes to test new spaceship in 2014

By Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel – WASHINGTON — There’s no firm date yet, but sometime in early 2014 NASA intends to take its first major step toward rebuilding its…

Moscow motorists stage rolling demonstration against Putin

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Moscow’s Garden Ring street, a 10-mile circle around large portions of the city’s historic center including the Kremlin, turned white on…

Nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient marks 95th birthday

By Evonne Coutros, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — The nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of the…

Sudanese rebels abduct Chinese construction workers

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Sudanese rebels have kidnapped about 30 Chinese construction workers who were building a road in a remote stretch of the country, Chinese…

Syrian forces move against Damascus suburbs

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch,Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian tanks and troop reinforcements moved Sunday to reclaim government control of rebellious suburbs outside Damascus, opposition groups…

Number of flu cases in Japan tops million mark

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — The number of flu-stricken patients in Japan reached about 1.11 million in the week ended Jan. 20, an increase of about 400,000 from the…

Clamor grows to rein in California pension benefits

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gilbert Robles retired as a state parole agent at age 53, able to collect a $101,195 annual pension — 94 percent…

Panetta confirms that Pakistan holds doctor with role in bin Laden raid

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – LAHORE, Pakistan — A senior American official has for the first time admitted that a Pakistani doctor played a key role in tracking Osama bin…

Oakland police arrest more than 100 Occupy protesters

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times – OAKLAND, Calif. — Police faced off Saturday afternoon with hundreds of Occupy movement protesters, arresting more than a hundred of them during a much-anticipated…

US concerned about Pakistani who provided bin Laden intelligence

By Marco Mierke WASHINGTON — The United States is “very concerned” about the condition of a Pakistani doctor who provided information that helped them track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin…

Cruise ship’s captain lost precious time, official says

By Peter Mayer ROME — The wasting of a “precious hour” by the captain of the Costa Concordia jeopardized the timely evacuation of all those aboard the stricken cruise liner,…

Attack on NATO convoy kills 4 civilians in Afghanistan

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber killed four Afghan civilians and wounded dozens Thursday in the southern province of Helmand, local officials said. The…

Bill Gates pledges $750 million for global AIDS fund

By Albert Otti DAVOS, Switzerland — Software billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday that his foundation would give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The…

3 dead, 16 missing in collapse of Rio de Janeiro buildings

By Diana Renee RIO DE JANEIRO — Rescue workers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday recovered the bodies of three people from the rubble of three collapsed buildings, with at…

Egypt bars Americans working for democracy groups from leaving

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — The son of a U.S. Cabinet official and other Americans working for a democracy rights group have been stopped from leaving Cairo…

Gang violence is less related to drugs than thought, CDC says

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Gang homicides are less likely to be drug-related than many people think — and more likely to be a result of factors…

Home births are making a comeback

By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Home birth is making a marked resurgence in the United States, according to data released Thursday by the federal government. A…

Divers find 17th body on half-sunken Italian cruise ship

By Hanns-Jochen Kaffsack – ROME, Italy — Divers on Saturday found the body of a woman on the half-sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, officials on the island of Giglio…

France’s expedited exit from Afghanistan frays U.S.-led coalition

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — After France, the deluge? The announcement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that his troops would sharply accelerate their departure from Afghanistan cast…

UN nuclear agency team arrives in Tehran

By Irmgard Rieger and Farshid Motahari TEHRAN, Iran — Officials from the United Nations nuclear agency arrived Saturday in Tehran for talks aimed at allaying concerns that Tehran is seeking…

UI releases more Bloom emails

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has released some of the emails that were sent to journalism professor Stephen Bloom last month…

911 tape: Demi Moore suffered convulsions after ‘smoking something’

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A woman who called 911 from Demi Moore’s home Monday night told officials the movie star was suffering convulsions…

Death toll reaches 7 in Rio building collapse

By Diana Renee RIO DE JANEIRO — The death toll from the collapse of three buildings in central Rio de Janeiro climbed to seven, the authorities confirmed Friday after more…