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Entries by Alana Horowitz from 08/2011

Syria EU Sanctions: Europe Imposes Asset Freezes, Travel Bans Against 5 Government Officials

Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union expanded its sanctions against Syria on Monday, imposing asset freezes and travel bans against five more military ...

Man Tries To Steal Car, Blames 'Batman': Police

Posted 08.01.2011 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police say a man tried to carjack a plainclothes officer near filming for the latest Batman movie – and allegedly told ...

Man Crashes Car Into Pool

Posted 08.02.2011 | Weird News

Officials said they don’t yet know what caused the crash into a pool on Center Ave., but said the driver was an elderly male....

Christine Lagarde Investigation? French Court Orders Probe Of IMF Chief

Posted 08.04.2011 | World

PARIS -- A French court on Thursday ordered an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde's role in a $400 million arbitration deal in favor o...

Virginia Tech Gun Suspect? University Warns Students: 'Stay Inside. Secure Doors.'

Posted 08.04.2011 | College

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech was locked down Thursday when three children attending a summer camp said they saw a man holding what looked lik...

Cops: Man Had Child Porn, Nazi Uniforms, Ammo

Posted 08.04.2011 | Crime

A Hopatcong man had child porn, Nazi uniforms, high-velocity ammunition and handcuffs in his motel room in Andover, police in that township said....

Syria Forces Attack Eastern City

Posted 08.07.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops fired on mourners at a funeral and raided an eastern city Sunday, killing at least 59 people in an intensifying governmen...

G-7 Leaders Discuss Debt Crisis After U.S. Credit Downgrade

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks dropped sharply Monday as the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating jolted the global financial sys...

Hugh L. Carey Dead: Former New York Governor Dies At 92

Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

Hugh L. Carey, former Governor of New York, is dead at 92. Carey's family announced his passing through current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Newsday reports...

U.S. Credit Rating Has 1 In 3 Chance Of Future Downgrade, Says Standard & Poor's Official

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A Standard & Poor's official says there is a 1 in 3 chance that the U.S. credit rating could be downgraded another notch if conditions e...

Ohio Shooting: 8 Killed In Rampage, Gunman Among Dead

Posted 08.07.2011 | Crime

COPLEY, Ohio — A northeast Ohio man ran through his small town neighborhood Sunday shooting eight people, including his girlfriend and her broth...

In Valley Where SEALs Died, U.S. Raids Boost Taliban Support

Posted 08.07.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The 30 U.S. soldiers, many of them Navy SEALs, who died Saturday in the U.S. military's single biggest loss of the Afghan war, w...

South Korean Stock Broker Jumps To Death Amid Losses

Posted 08.10.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (Associated Press) -- South Korean police say a stock broker has jumped off a high-rise residential building to his death after he ...

National Journal: Obama's Path To Reelection Narrows

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

Newly released state-by-state approval numbers for President Obama suggest that in 2012 he could face fewer options for assembling an Electoral Colleg...

Which Fast Food Coffee Gives You The Best Buzz For The Buck?

Posted 08.11.2011 | Huffington Post

For years, Dunkin' Donuts reigned supreme as the king of fast-food coffee, towering over a field of lesser brews. Then, one day, Starbucks (SBUX) came...

Obama Tells Voters To Pressure Congress Over Economy

Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is calling on frustrated voters to tell Congress they're sick of gridlock and partisanship and want to see compro...

Five Myths About The Dow

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

Charles Dowdevised the index in 1896 to give investors a snapshot of the performance of big manufacturing stocks (and of the U.S. economy) each day. T...

Voices Faulting G.O.P. Economic Policies Growing Louder

Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The boasts of Congressional Republicans about their cost-cutting victories are ringing hollow to some well-known economists, financial a...

Reece Donovan, UK Riots Suspect, Charged With Robbing Injured Malaysian Student

Posted 08.13.2011 | World

LONDON -- Police have charged a 21-year-old man with robbing an injured Malaysian student whose videotaped attack during the London riots drew outrage...

Palestinian Independence: UN Security Council Will Be Asked To Recognize Statehood Bid

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council to support their bid for statehood, a senior official said Sunday – ...

Nepal Gay Rights Rally Draws Hundreds

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

NARAYANGHAT, Nepal -- Hundreds of gay, lesbian, transgender people marched with supporters in a southern Nepal town Sunday to demand equal rights unde...

Obama Reelection Campaign Counteroffensive Launches This Week

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launches a political counteroffensive this week, weighed down by a stunted economy, wilting support among so...

Tim Pawlenty Quits: Former Governor Drops Out Of Presidential Race (VIDEO)

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a d...

Anders Behring Breivik, Norway Attacker, Returns To Crime Scene For Reconstruction

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- The chilling images of Anders Behring Breivik simulating shots into the water at the island where he killed 69 people at a youth camp ...

Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Used State Aircraft To Fly Home Despite Budget Cut Calls

Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state aircraft for 16 flights to or from his home following statewide tours in which he called fo...