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Occupy member who helped burn U.S. flags explains actions to group

By Elisabeth Arriero and Steve Lyttle, McClatchy Newspapers CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An Occupy Charlotte member who was jailed after helping burn two U.S. flags told other members late Friday that while…

Power struggle could further destabilize Pakistan

By Tom Hussain, McClatchy Newspapers ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s powerful army wants President Asif Ali Zardari gone, but it has ruled out staging a coup, and instead is hoping for a legal…

Settlement outposts at root of Jewish violence in West Bank

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times GIVAT ASSAF OUTPOST, West Bank — For months many Israelis shrugged off the mosque burnings, the uprooted Palestinian olive trees and even the death threats…

5 killed in bomb blast at Nigerian mosque

By Habiba Salihu and Kate Thomas   ABUJA, Nigeria — At least five people were killed in a bomb explosion at a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri…

EDITORIAL: Is Iran simply rattling its saber again?

Tulsa World, Okla. No country likes rattling its saber more than Iran, other than maybe North Korea. Therefore, its threat that it will block the Strait of Hormuz if the…

Drowning of FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp

SAN JUAN, PR—FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp, assigned to the San Juan Field Office, accidentally drowned on December 29, 2011, at Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach) in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, while…

Death toll mounts in Syria as thousands take to the streets

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Any hope that the presence of Arab observers in Syria would bring a quick end to months of bloodshed evaporated…

High-tech cars raise possibility of cyber-attacks

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine this nightmarish possibility: Al-Qaida terrorists cause thousands of motorists racing down a freeway during the morning commute to…

Chihuahua lost 5 years ago is returned to family

By J.M. Brown, Oakland Tribune – OAKLAND, Calif. — A California family got the best — and most belated — Christmas present this year, one that has really put them in…

Chicago on track to fewer homicides in 2011

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Chicago is close to ending 2011 with fewer homicides than in 2010, when city had the fewest in nearly a half a century.…

Court revives suit against wiretapping

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Residential telephone customers can sue the government for allegedly eavesdropping on their private communications in a warrantless “dragnet of ordinary…

14-year-old injected with heroin dies

By Casey Grove, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 14-year-old Anchorage girl who police say overdosed after a man injected her with heroin last week has died. Police said the…

Contractors’ role grows in drone missions, worrying some in the military

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to…

Police arrest 4 protesters, clear Occupy camp in Washington town

By Zoe Fraley, McClatchy Newspapers BELLINGHAM, Wash. _ Police dressed in riot gear cleared the Occupy Bellingham camp at Maritime Heritage Park, arresting four protesters who refused to leave Wednesday.…

Family to get $17.8 million after Marine jet crash that killed 4

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — A federal judge Wednesday ruled that the federal government should pay $17.8 million to the grief-stricken survivors of four family members killed…

Iraqi interpreters for US military in dangerous limbo

Iraqi interpreters for US military in dangerous limbo

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — He rarely leaves his house. He’s been shot at by gunmen in a passing car. He gets death threats over the phone. “Traitor,”…

Pakistani death squads go after informants to U.S. drone program

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The death squad shows up in uniform: black masks and tunics with the name of the group, Khorasan Mujahedin, scrawled across the…

Chavez: Is U.S. responsible for Latin American leaders’ cancer?

By Helmut Reuter and Nestor Rojas CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speculated late Wednesday that the United States may be responsible for a spate of cancers among Latin…

Egyptian forces raid offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptian security forces on Thursday raided the offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations, including three U.S.-based agencies, as part of crackdown…

Turkish airstrikes along Iraq border kill dozens

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Dozens of people were killed in Turkish airstrikes along the country’s border with Iraq, and an official with Turkey’s ruling party acknowledged Thursday…

Golden Valley, MN human rights commission dismissed

Mary Jane Smetanka, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The Golden Valley City Council has fired its Human Rights Commission after it asked the city to form a task force to help prevent…

‘Elections are over,’ Putin tells protesters

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — After more than three weeks of public protests over fraud allegations in Russia’s parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has made clear…

Family to get $17.8 million after Marine jet crash that killed 4

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — A federal judge Wednesday awarded $17.8 million to the survivors of four family members killed when a Marine Corps jet crashed into…

Cardinal defends his comparison of gay rights movement to KKK

Cardinal defends his comparison of gay rights movement to KKK

By Brian Slodysko, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent…

North Korea holds funeral for Kim Jong Il

North Korea holds funeral for Kim Jong Il

By John M. Glionna and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times SEOUL, South Korea — On a snowy, overcast day, North Korea bid farewell to “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il and ushered…

Volunteers slowly, steadily clean Cedar River near Austin, MN

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. The Cedar River flows through the county a little cleaner than it did last winter because of the efforts by a few groups. But people…

Mall of America bedlam: 9 arrested after fights force lockdown in some stores

Jessica Fleming, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Nine people were arrested after fights involving possibly hundreds of youths roiled the jam-packed Mall of America on the day after Christmas.…

Proposed improvements to U.S. 30 and I-35 in Story County to be discussed Jan. 12

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 27, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, to discuss the proposed improvements of Interstate 35…

Death toll in Philippine floods climbs to nearly 1,500

By Girlie Linao MANILA — The death toll from floods in the southern Philippines has climbed to 1,453 as heavy rains triggered fresh floods in provinces on the east coast,…

Pakistani government defends nuclear program against rising internal criticism

By Tom Hussain, McClatchy Newspapers ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A destabilizing confrontation between Pakistan’s fledgling democratic government and its powerful military is turning into a debate over the country’s nuclear weapons program.…

Action aboard airplane creates a reluctant hero

By Tony Rizzo, McClatchy Newspapers KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man foaming at the mouth lunged for the airliner’s cabin door, attempting to open it as flight attendants struggled to hold…

Repairs to begin on stranded fishing boat in Antarctic

By David Barbe   WELLINGTON, New Zealand —Repairs are set to start Tuesday on a stricken Russian fishing boat, Sparta, stranded for 11 days in the Antarctic after striking an…

Syria opposition says at least 20 killed in Homs

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT, Lebanon — The video was horrific. What appeared to be the bloodied and broken bodies of four men lay in a…

Measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms qualifies for L.A. ballot

By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A proposed ballot measure that would require porn actors to wear condoms while filming in the city of Los Angeles has qualified…

Post-Christmas shoppers seek drastic discounts

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Post-Christmas shoppers hit the malls to buy what they didn’t get for the holiday, but they were still looking for huge…

Tension over Israeli proposal to commemorate Armenian genocide

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM _ Israeli lawmakers plan to discuss the possibility of setting a day to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915-18. But the initiative…

Obamas visit Marines, celebrate a quiet Christmas in Hawaii

By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau HONOLULU — The Obama family celebrated a low-key Christmas on Sunday, trading presents, attending church and singing Christmas carols before the first couple left their…

Heroin use on the rise

Kim Norvell, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. As addictions to pain pills increase, so does an addiction to what officials say is a cheaper and often more convenient illicit drug. Heroin use…

Downtown Burlington, Iowa bustling

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa The pounding of hammers and buzzing of electric saws were common sounds this year in downtown Burlington.Construction projects ranged from the extremely large…

DNA didn’t match, charges dropped, but rape case haunts Superior youth

By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune, Minn. Dec. 26–A typical day for Andrew Lawrence seems to be a pretty simple one. The 18-year-old said it usually consists of him sleeping…