News archive from 16 January 2012, page 23

'It's our time': Giants stun Packers 37-20, confidence surging for NFC title game vs. 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - No out-of-towner would pick Lambeau Field as the right place to get hot in January. Except the New York Giants. For the second time in four years, the Giants strutted away from Green Bay with a playoff victory, shocking the...

 

Broncos buoyed by return to playoffs, bummed by big loss that shows how much work remains

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For a team that's bringing back its orange uniforms in 2012, the Denver Broncos were resoundingly blue on Sunday. While some players were buoyed by their bounce-back season under Tim Tebow, most were still bummed over their...

 

Paul fights Washington spending, flies first class

WASHINGTON-Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to his home state. The practice conflicts with the image that Paul portrays as...

 

Santorum mixes academia into campaign trail pitch

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.-Rick Santorum is running for president but his campaign speeches sometimes sound like he's working toward tenure. The Republican quotes Irish statesmen and French historians, traces word origins and explains Islam to the...

 

Campaign officials: Huntsman to quit GOP race

CHARLESTON, S.C.-Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the...

 

Liberia president vows to continue fighting graft

MONROVIA, Liberia-Liberia's president says tackling youth unemployment and fighting corruption are her top priorities after she takes the oath of office Monday and begins her second term in the West African nation. The 73-year-old Ellen Johnson...

 

Car bomb kills 8 in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD-A car bomb blew up outside the northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least eight people, Iraq officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks to target the country's Shiite majority since the U.S. withdrawal last month. Violence...

 

Thai police raid warehouse in terror probe

BANGKOK-A foreign suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah militants led Thai police Monday to a warehouse filled with materials commonly used to make bombs, as Thailand and the U.S. disagreed over whether Bangkok was the target of a terror plot....

 

Disgraceful bias at play

Andrea Peyser She’d hate me for saying this. But Michelle Obama has something in common with Michele Bachmann. And Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sarah Palin, too. This great socially and politically liberal society - where, we’re told, anyone, regardless of...

 

Japan to name islets in disputed area

TOKYO-Japan has decided to name several uninhabited islands in a group that is also claimed by China and Taiwan, a move likely to anger the Asian neighbors. Japan's chief government spokesman said Monday that 39 uninhabited islands will be given names...

 
Death toll in Beirut building collapse rises to 11

Death toll in Beirut building collapse rises to 11

BEIRUT-Lebanese security officials say the death toll from the collapse of an old five-story residential building in Beirut has risen to 11, most of them foreigners. The officials say search operations are continuing Monday and more bodies are...

 

Pakistani court orders contempt notice against PM

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan's top court initiated contempt proceedings Monday against the prime minister for failing to carry out the court's order to open a corruption probe into the president, ramping up the pressure on the beleaguered civilian government....

 

Al-Qaida in Yemen captures town south of capital

SANAA, Yemen-Al-Qaida militants seized full control of a town south of the Yemeni capital on Monday, overrunning army positions, storming the local prison and freeing its inmates, security officials said. The capture of Radda in Bayda province, some...

 

Israeli-US war games postponed

JERUSALEM-The Israeli and U.S. militaries have postponed large-scale war games, in part to avoid aggravating mounting tensions between the international community and Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Israeli defense officials said Monday. The...

 

Perfect at home, Ravens take to the road for AFC title game and proud Texans head home

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens couldn't be beaten at home this season, an accomplishment that earned them a trip to a place that's has long been torturous for visiting teams. Baltimore secured a berth in the AFC championship game by defeating...

 

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