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Oil rich, light poor

LAGOS, Nigeria – When the sun sets in Nigeria, candle flames dance against the darkness, flashlights bob down empty streets and thousands of diesel generators cough to life.This nation has more...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flood victims return home to destruction

AZAKHEL, Pakistan – This is what Anar Gul found when he came home: Eight thin mattresses covered with polyester swirls; a dozen blankets; a broken tape player; and a large metal box buried deep in...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taliban expands Afghan attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan – Eight Afghan police gunned down at a checkpoint. Campaign workers kidnapped. Spanish trainers shot dead on their base.A spurt of violence this week in provinces far from the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Drug cartel suspected in massacre of 72 migrants

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, said an Ecuadorean survivor who escaped and...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Attacks kill 56 in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Bombers and gunmen killed at least 56 Iraqis in two dozen attacks spanning the country Wednesday, mostly targeting security forces in seemingly coordinated strikes the day after the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Carter lands in North Korea to bring home American

Carter in N. Korea to bring American home SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Koreans welcomed Jimmy Carter back to Pyongyang with smiles, salutes and hearty handshakes Wednesday as the former American...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Miners told to stay slim

COPIAPO, Chile – Just 35 inches around the waist – that’s how skinny Chile’s 33 trapped miners have been told they need to be to squeeze through the escape tunnel, the health minister said...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Marines focus on caring for mentally ill

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – They have been in harm’s way for years in two countries, in a branch of the military where toughness and self-reliance have been especially prized for generations. Now the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Palin a key figure in tight Alaska Senate race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As Sen. Lisa Murkowski watched the shocking election returns come into her election headquarters on primary night, she became painfully aware of two powerful forces in American...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dems look to benefit from GOP infighting

WASHINGTON – A Republican civil war is raging, with righter-than-thou conservatives dominating ever more primaries in a fight for the party’s soul. And the Democrats hope to benefit.The latest...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Woods’ ex-wife went ‘through hell’

Elin Nordegren said she never had an inkling.She said she never hit her famous husband with a golf club.She said she’s never felt so sad and devastated, and hopes she never will again.All this and...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tainted eggs could be used in mayonnaise, ice cream

Millions of eggs from the Iowa farms at the heart of a massive salmonella recall are not destined for the garbage but for a table near you.The recalled eggs that were already shipped to grocery...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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