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Entries by Mark Hanrahan from 04/2011

Greece Earthquake: Very Strong Quake Hits, Tremors Felt In Cairo

Posted 04.01.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — A strong earthquake struck the southern Greek island of Crete Friday, rattling buildings as far away as Egypt and Turkey. Local...

Afghanistan Protests Over Florida Quran Burning Enter Third Day

Posted 04.03.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan protests against the burning of a Quran in Florida entered a third day with a demonstrations in the south and east S...

Southwest Airlines Grounds About 80 Planes After Mishap

Posted 04.03.2011 | Travel

PHOENIX (AP) -- Federal records show cracks were found and repaired a year ago in the frame of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 that made an emer...

Foreclosure Crisis: Fed-up Judges Crack Down On Disorder In The Courts

Posted 04.03.2011 | Business
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Angry and exasperated by faulty foreclosure documents, judges throughout Florida are hitting back by increasingly dismissing cases and boldly accusing...

Suicide Bombers Kill 30 At Pakistani Shrine

Posted 04.03.2011 | World

MULTAN, Pakistan -- A pair of suicide bombers struck a shrine in Pakistan Sunday, killing 30 people gathered there and pressing a campaign of attacks ...

Ivory Coast Fighters Prepare To Oust Leader Laurent Gbagbo

Posted 04.03.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Residents barricaded themselves inside their homes Sunday, blanketing windows and pushing furniture against doors as this...

Tea Party, Labor Spend Big In Wisconsin High Court Race

Posted 04.03.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pro-labor organizations and one of the country's largest tea party groups are pouring money into Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court e...

Disasters Put Stress On Children In Japan

Posted 04.03.2011 | World

KARAKUWA, Japan (AP) -- Zoom in for a snapshot of apparent normalcy: children sitting in a circle, clasping playing cards tightly in their hands. They...

Guantanamo Bay: The Prison That Keeps Causing Trouble

Posted 04.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has given up its bid to try professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court, a bow to p...

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Sewage Storage Tanks Fails, Sends Waste Into River

Posted 04.05.2011 | Green

GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- A holding tank at a sewage treatment plant in a Smoky Mountains tourist town gave way early Tuesday, leaving two workers missing ...

Washington Braces For Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse

Posted 04.05.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - Washington braced for a shutdown as Republican and Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House on Tuesday in an attempt to reach a bu...

Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers

Posted 04.05.2011 | Business

Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the...

Government Shutdown Looms Large As Deal Talks Intensify

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators held what were described as "productive" talks Tuesday afternoon in an effort to pass a spending measure that ...

Budget Debate: Obama To Lay Out Spending Plan

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Congress are shifting from short-term budget concerns to debates over the nation's long-term economic fu...

Questions For Suze Orman: Personal Finance Expert Appearing On 'Mondays With Marlo'

Posted 04.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Personal finance expert Suze Orman - the bestselling author of several books, including her latest, "The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New America...

Black In Latin America: Brazil's Complex View Of Race And Color

Posted 04.11.2011 | World

Brazil once touted itself as free of racism. It turns out that the truth was more complicated -- a lot more complicated. In his new PBS series, The Ro...

Oregon State Legislators RickRoll: Lawmakers Sneak Lines From Rick Astley Hit Into Speeches [VIDEO]

Posted 04.13.2011 | Politics

Who says you can't have fun while getting your state's business done? State lawmakers in Oregon have made a splash online, after a video emerged show...

'Walking Dead' Billboard On Funeral Parlor Angers Residents In Durham, England

Posted 04.14.2011 | Entertainment

Someone made a grave error. A billboard for the AMC zombie show 'The Walking Dead', placed on the side of a funeral parlor has angered residents in...

Military Families Week: Notes Of A Military Son

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

During this week -- Military Families Week -- I am reminded of the valuable lessons I learned from my father about the humanity and importance of thos...

Being Kobe Bryant Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

Posted 04.14.2011 | Sports

I was just about to get over this whole Kobe Bryant thing when I hit the sports page and was reminded of his insulting non-apology....

Texas Wildfires: Evacuees Keep Tabs On Homes From Afar As State Burns 'Border To Border'

Posted 04.20.2011 | Green

MINERAL WELLS, Texas -- Since evacuating her lakeside Texas home, Jackie Fewell has turned her hotel room into the information hub for one of the stat...

2012 Election: Obama To Supporters: I Understand Your Frustration

Posted 04.21.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will try to "root out" cases of fraud or manipulation in oil mark...

Christian Longo, Death Row Inmate, Fights For Right To Donate His Organs After Execution

Posted 04.21.2011 | Huffington Post

A death row inmate in Oregon is campaigning to be allowed to donate his organs after he is executed. Christian Longo, 37, was convicted of killing ...

Libya Fighting: U.S. Warns Of 'Stalemate' As Misrata Battle Rages

Posted 04.22.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said air strikes had hobbled Libyan forces but the conflict was moving into "stalemate" as Muammar Gaddafi...

Obama And The Middle East: How The Arab Spring Remade The President's Foreign Policy

Posted 04.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama came to Washington just six years ago, having spent his professional life as a part-time lawyer, part-time law professor, and part-time s...