July 4, 2022

Libyan rebels catch Gadhafi foreign minister

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebels hunting the top officials in Moammar’s Gadhafi’s ousted regime have captured his foreign minister and are closing in on Gadhafi himself, rebel officials said Thursday. The announcement, made on the 42nd anniversary of the coup that brought Gadhafi to power, also came as rebels forces pressed toward three major bastions […]

Alaska woman punches bear in snout to save dog

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau, Alaska, woman says she knows it was stupid to punch a black bear in the snout to save her dog. But Brooke Collins says the attack happened so fast that all she could think about is keeping her dachshund, Fudge, from being killed. The 22-year-old says as soon as […]

Coke pleads guilty to avoid life

NEW YORK, United States, Thursday September 1, 2011 – Jamaican drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has pleaded guilty in a deal with US prosecutors to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison. Coke, 42, pleaded guilty yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to […]

Security tightens for 9/11 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is escalating security around the country in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and conducting confidential briefings with state and local law enforcement organizations. But officials say there is no specific indication that a terror plot against the U.S. is under way. Americans can expect […]

Suicide car bomb kills 10 in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday as they were heading home after morning prayers at the start of an Islamic holiday. The blast killed 10 people, officials said. The attack occurred in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the […]

Wildfires destroy dozens of homes in Texas

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas (AP) — Wildfires sweeping through parts of Texas and Oklahoma have destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate, and although officials don’t yet know what ignited the blazes, a summer heat wave and drought have left both states with the perfect fuel: parched ground and dry vegetation. […]

Arizona man describes shears impaling eye socket

PHOENIX (AP) — Leroy Luetscher could feel the pruning shears jutting from his face as he tried to determine just what had happened to him after trimming the plants in his backyard and then falling face-first. At 86, Luetscher was covered in blood and in more pain than he’d ever felt in his life. One […]

5 patients get HIV-infected organs

AIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan’s best regarded hospitals said HIV-infected organs were mistakenly transplanted into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor’s test results by telephone. The five are now being treated with anti-AIDS drugs, an official at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei said Monday. The official spoke on condition […]

Washington man lights beehive on fire after sting

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state fire chief says a man dumped gasoline on a beehive in a tree in retaliation for a bee sting, then ignited the hive, causing an explosion heard throughout his suburban neighbourhood just a few miles south of the Canadian border. Lynden chief Gary Baar tells the Bellingham Herald […]

Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling, President Barack Obama is preparing a September jobs package with limited tools at his disposal to prime the economy and crank up employment. At a minimum, the president’s plan will call on Congress to extend current payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits, spend […]