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Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

August 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, center, kisses his gold medal as he stands alongside silver medallist Yohan Blake of Jamaica, right, and bronze medallist Warren Weir of Jamaica during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)...

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Murder trial of wife of Chinese politician begins

August 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People walk out from the Hefei City Intermediate People’s Court where the murder trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, takes place Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Gu stood trial Thursday for the murder...

Hurricane Ernesto bores in on coast of Yucatan

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Residents arrive at a shelter in Mahahual, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 as Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to slam into the Caribbean coast as a hurricane late Tuesday. The heart of the storm was expected to hit south of Cancun and the Riviera Maya and...

Mexico finds 100s of bones in unusual Aztec burial

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This July 16, 2012 image released by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on Monday Aug. 6, 2012, shows a human burial that was found next to what may have been a “sacred tree” at one edge of the plaza in Mexico...

Heavy rains submerge Philippine capital, killing 9

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Residents are evacuated by rescuers in Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday...

Syria's Assad returns to public eye with ally Iran

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian refugees rest as they have crossed the border by the Iraqi town of Qaim, 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance on state TV...

Survivor describes new Syria mass killing

August 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Mahmoud, a 21-year-old Palestinian resident of Syria, receives treatment in a field hospital after he was found Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, with three gunshot wounds in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. Mahmoud, who would give only one name,...

Spain charges terror suspects who went paragliding

August 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police reverse the car carrying one of the two Russian Islamist terror suspects (out of view) to the National Court, as confirmed by court officials in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Spanish police arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who they...

Eagles coach Andy Reid's oldest son found dead

August 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Lehigh University campus police block off a road leading to the Sayre Park dorms that house Philadelphia Eagles players and support staff, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Bethlehem, Pa. Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his dorm room...

Thumbprint readers stir fears in Venezuela vote

August 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A voter uses a fingerprint scanner during a mock election to simulate upcoming Oct. 7 presidential election at a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. The country’s electoral council has long used fingerprint scanners at the...