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Puerto Rico votes; GOP candidates battle elsewhere

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, shops for produce during a campaign stop on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Conventional wisdom is that Republican front-runner Mitt Romney will clinch the nomination before the national convention in Tampa this...

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Explosion near Syrian security building in Aleppo

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a damaged building after a blast in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, March 18, 2012. An explosion ripped through a residential neighborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday and the state...

Chinese state TV targets McDonald's, Carrefour

March 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Chinese women walk past a McDonald’s sign in Beijing Friday, March 16, 2012. Chinese state television accused McDonald’s and French retrailer Carrefour Thursday of selling expired chicken products in separate incidents amid public anxiety in China...

New case of Afghan killing Marine

March 16, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments (1)

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2012, file photo, the transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus, 22, of Greenville, Miss., sits at the end of the loader ramp, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. An Afghan soldier shot to...

Activists report clashes near Syrian capital

March 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian police officers demonstrate their skills during the graduation of instructor officers on fighting techniques under the supervision of North Korean experts at Bassel Assad police academy,...

Turkish helicopter crashes in Afghanistan; 14 dead

March 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan policeman, left, gestures as he recounts a Turkish helicopter crash to others, unseen, near the wreckages of the helicopter on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 16, 2012. A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the...

Clooney uses star power to spotlight Sudan crisis

March 14, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

Actor George Clooney watches a video from his recent trip to Sudan as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Sudan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Palestinians: Gaza boy dies of wounds

March 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Palestinian inspects a warehouse which caught fire after an Israeli air strike nearby in Gaza City, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. On Tuesday, Israel and Gaza militants agreed to a truce after four days of cross-border fighting, though there have been sporadic...

Civilians killed in Syria reprisals

March 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday photo, a man carries a boy who was severely wounded during heavy fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces in Idlib, north Syria. (AP Photo) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen killed at least 16...

Afghan youth recounts US soldier's rampage

March 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan youth mourns for relatives, who were allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March. 11, 2012. A U.S. service member walked out of a base in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday...