Archive | August, 2011


Sony tablets aim to stand out from crowd

NEW YORK – Sony Corp. on Wednesday revealed its first two tablet computers, with some features that aim to set them apart from the herd of iPad competitors. The Tablet S, which is about the size of an iPad, can double as a universal remote control. The tablet is wedge-shaped, with one side thicker than [...]

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Autumn elk bugling in Estes Park

ESTES PARK, Colorado – There are certain signs of fall in the town of Estes Park: the chill of morning frost, the reds and yellows of autumn leaves, and the thousands of elk that visit. The elk come looking for romance; the tourists come looking for elk. And find them they do: in parks, around [...]

Irish, Russians, Slovaks in 3-way Group B battle

DUBLIN – Ireland tries to solidify its narrow lead in the tightest qualifying group for the European Championship when it hosts Slovakia on Friday, before setting its sights on Russia to wrap up a four-day span that could well decide the winner of Group B. All three teams are level on 13 points after six [...]

Car bomb killed 5 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD – Iraqi police say explosion of a car bomb parked outside a shopping area in southwestern Baghdad has killed 5 people and wounded 22. A Baghdad policeman said the Wednesday night blast appeared to target a passing security patrol in the capital’s mixed Sunni-Shiite neighborhood of Jihad. Five policemen were wounded in the explosion. [...]

Hand axes used way before than thought by ancient humans

LOS ANGELES – Ancient humans fashioned hand axes, cleavers and picks much earlier than believed, but didn’t take the stone tools along when they left Africa, new research suggests. A team from the United States and France made the findings after traveling to an archaeological site along the northwest shoreline of Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Two-faced [...]

Lessons from Iraq loom at Paris meeting on Libya

PARIS – The bloody lessons of Iraq will loom large as 60 world leaders and top-level envoys work in Paris to map Libya’s future beyond the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s iron-fisted regime. Years of insurgent violence in Iraq are a warning to leaders at Thursday’s conference, including EU and Arab chiefs, rebel leaders and the [...]

NYPD monitors where Muslims eat and pray

NEW YORK – From an office on the Brooklyn waterfront in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, New York Police Department officials and a veteran CIA officer built an intelligence-gathering program with an ambitious goal: to map the region’s ethnic communities and dispatch teams of undercover officers to keep tabs on where [...]

ABC airing new Jackie Kennedy interviews Sept. 13

NEW YORK – An ABC special with never-before-heard interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy will air Sept. 13. Viewers will hear the former first lady speak with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. about life in the White House and with her husband, President John F. Kennedy. The recordings were made months after the president’s 1963 assassination and sealed [...]


Barack Obama’s uncle illegal immigrant in the US since 1992

BOSTON – A federal official says President Barack Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving in Massachusetts last week, was ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country almost two decades ago. The official says a deportation order was issued against Onyango Obama in 1992. The official spoke to The Associated Press [...]

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British cadet died after US skydiving accident

LOS ANGELES – The British Consulate in Los Angeles says one of two military cadets critically injured in a skydiving jump in Southern California has died. Consulate communications officer Katharine Keith said Wednesday the cadet died Monday at a hospital in Riverside County. She says the other cadet remains hospitalized but his condition has been [...]

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