Archive for July, 2011
The father of a missing 11-year-old girl New Hampshire girl pleaded for her safe return Sunday, six days after she was last seen in her home.
A United Airlines flight was diverted to Cuba on Sunday after its crew reported a strong odor in the plane, U.S. aviation and airline spokesmen said.
Police in Argentina are investigating the slaying of two French tourists who were found dead near a hiking trail, state media reported.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached agreement Sunday on a legislative package that would extend the federal debt ceiling. The proposed deal still requires congressional approval.
Last-minute shopping before the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan brought back bustle and commercial activity to the center of a city that is increasingly showing strain from Libya's grinding civil war.
Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama early Sunday, prompting throngs of residents to take to the streets in an attempt to block the raid, a local activist said.
A suspected leader of the Juarez drug cartel told authorities he had ordered the deaths of about 1,500 people, a Mexican federal police official said Sunday.
Two American hikers detained in Iran are scheduled to appear in court Sunday, two years to the date of their arrest while hiking near the country's border with Iraq.
In the battle between gruff cowboys and (cute, little blue) aliens, nobody apparently won. At least not yet. Both "Cowboys & Aliens" and "The Smurfs" grossed $36.2 million, according to studio estimates. This will all become clearer Monday morning. Until then, revel in the fact that we have an extremely rare tie here.
Wael Ghonim, Google executive by day, secret Facebook activist by night, famously declared right after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February: "If you want to liberate a society just give them the Internet."