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Mexico: Rivera’s plane hit with ‘terrible’ impact

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Photos and flowers honoring late singer Jenni Rivera, placed by fans next to religious images, are seen at the cemetery where her mother is buried in Hermosillo, northern Mexico, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American...

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NTSB: singer Rivera dead in Mexican plane crash

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Fan Jenny Guerrero pays tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at a makeshift memorial in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but...

Extortion of American stings Bolivian officials

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn leaves the presidential palace after meeting with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. In an unlikely tale: Jacob Ostreicher, an Orthodox Jew from New York City comes to...

NKorea extends window, still readies rocket launch

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Koreans wait for a bus in snow-covered Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)...

Chavez faces new cancer battle, surgery in Cuba

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman reacts a supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gather at the Simon Bolivar square in Caracas,Venezuela, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. Chavez is to return to Cuba Sunday for another surgery in his battle against cancer, which has led him to...

Snapshot: Chavez’s designated successor

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE .- In this Oct. 17, 2006 file photo Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, talks with his then Foreign Minister and current Vice-President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting with Chinese businessmen at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez is to...

3 young brothers dead in Greek house fire

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire in a burning house where 3 boys lost their lives in a fire, burning in the village of Mesoropi in northern Greece, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Giorgos Tsimirikas, his wife and his 6 youngest children were spending the...

Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to watch the lightning of the first candle celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on Grzybowski square in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews around the world...

Egypt panel recommends referendum be held on time

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is seen during a photo opportunity in his office at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt’s military said Saturday that serious dialogue is the “best and only” way to...

Italy’s PM says he intends to quit over crisis

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti gestures during the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he is resigning soon, saying...