News archive from 10 March 2012

Somali, AU troops seize final pockets of capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somali and African Union soldiers captured a key area on the outskirts of Mogadishu from the insurgency on Friday, residents said. AU soldiers used heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft guns and tanks, to drive the...

 

Bodies of 2 missing crew found after chopper crash

MOBILE, Ala. -- U.S. Coast Guard officials said they've recovered the bodies of two of the three crewmembers who had been missing since a helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay in Alabama. Searchers recovered the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor of Snow...

 

Michaud decides against run for US Senate

LEWISTON, Maine -- Maine Congressman Mike Michaud says he has no plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe. The Democrat announced late Thursday that he will instead focus on his duty serving the people of Maine as a member...

 

Would Browns be willing to outbid Redskins in race for Robert Griffin III?

BEREA, Ohio - General Manager Tom Heckert had a vague answer prepared for an inevitable question. The Browns have the fourth and 22nd overall picks in this year’s draft, so if they decide to target Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, would they be...

 

Gulf oil spill response consortium better equipped

NEW ORLEANS -- A consortium set up by major oil companies to clean up offshore oil spills by quickly marshaling boom and skimmers says it has expanded its resources. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/xUk7Sw) that the Marine Spill Response...

 

Florida House passes 'anti-Sharia' bill despite protests

A proposal critics say targets Islam passed the Florida House Thursday despite heated opposition from two Jewish Democratic lawmakers who called the bill unnecessary and discriminatory. The measure bans courts or other legal authorities from using...

 

Returnee train departs Sudan capital for south

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A 60-car train carrying 1,400 southern Sudanese stranded in the north by their homeland's declaration of independence has left Khartoum for the south, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. The passengers are...

 

Traffic alert: Trailer overturned on I-75; 8th Street closed at Krome Avenue

A car caught fire on the Northbound Palmetto Expressway near Northwest 74th Street. No one was in the car, which was on the side of the road. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, but lanes are backed up both Northbound and Southbound. Another crash...

 
UK PM Cameron says he did ride the gift horse

UK PM Cameron says he did ride the gift horse

LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron stood before the world's media Friday and finally admitted: Yes, he had ridden the horse. News that the Metropolitan Police had entrusted a retired police horse named Raisa to former News International chief...

 

Sara Lee spinoff to distribute $4.6B in stock

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Food company Sara Lee Corp. said Friday that its shareholders will get stock valued at up to $4.55 billion when it spins off its international coffee and tea business later this year. The coffee and tea business, which includes...

 

Manning, Irsay have emotional farewell

Quarterback Peyton Manning's 14-year tenure with the Colts came to an emotional end with a press conference announcing Indianapolis is releasing the only four-time league MVP in NFL history. "As difficult this day is, it's made difficult because...

 

N.C. Republican lawmaker claims 'extreme poverty' doesn't exist in state

A state House lawmaker entered the national fray over what constitutes poverty Thursday when he declared there was no "extreme poverty" in North Carolina. Rep. George Cleveland, a Republican from Jacksonville, took issue with the federally...

 

Gingrich: I won't quit if I lose Tuesday in South

ELLISVILLE, Miss.-Newt Gingrich says he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses key primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. Gingrich commented in an interview Friday with The Associated Press, reversing...

 
Suicide bombers hit Yemen army camp, kill soldier

Suicide bombers hit Yemen army camp, kill soldier

SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni security official says two suicide bombers have struck an army camp in a central town, killing one and wounding three soldiers. The official says the attackers drove a truck into a Republican Guard camp in the town of Bayda,...

 

Romney used private email accounts as governor

WASHINGTON-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The...

 

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