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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Panetta arrives in Afghanistan amid uproar over killings of civilians

Panetta arrives in Afghanistan amid uproar over killings of civilians


Panetta arrives in Afghanistan amid uproar over killings of civilians

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:11 AM PDT

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday for a two-day visit amid anger among Afghan leaders about a weekend shooting rampage blamed on an American soldier.

Myanmar TV to broadcast Suu Kyi speech for 1st time

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:47 AM PDT

Myanmar state television is expected Wednesday to broadcast for the first time an election campaign speech by the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but without a section that criticizes the country's civil liberties record.

Syrian forces take over Idlib as group reports torture by regime

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:38 AM PDT

After a four-day military onslaught, Syrian forces have taken control of the rebel stronghold of Idlib, opposition activists said, with only pockets of city held by defected soldiers.

Analysis: Gingrich strikes out

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:35 AM PDT

If Newt Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, where can he win? The former House speaker fell short in the heart of Dixie on Tuesday, and it's not clear where he goes from here.

Having tried grits, Romney returns to delegate math

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:29 AM PDT

Mitt Romney lost the Alabama and Mississippi primaries to Rick Santorum on Tuesday, but he continued the long slog for delegates, which his campaign believes will eventually secure him the nomination.

Obama, Cameron to get down to business on 2nd day of prime minister's visit

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:27 AM PDT

After a day of basketball, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will get down to business Wednesday, the second day of his trip to the United States.

28, mostly children, killed in Swiss bus crash

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:23 AM PDT

A bus crashed into a tunnel in Switzerland, killing 28 people, including 22 children, Tuesday night, police said.

Twin Southern wins reinvigorate Santorum campaign

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:12 AM PDT

A beaming Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared he "did it again" and "defied the odds" Tuesday night as he took the stage fresh off his wins in the critical Southern states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Closing arguments set in 'Desperate Housewives' trial

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in actress Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against ABC and producers of the television show, "Desperate Housewives."

Blagojevich to say goodbye before prison

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 11:22 PM PDT

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will get one last chance to speak his mind Wednesday before he heads to Colorado to start a 14-year prison sentence on a corruption conviction.

Fatal shooting of Florida teen turned over to state attorney

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 11:00 PM PDT

A case involving the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen, which has sparked outrage and calls for justice, is in the hands of the state attorney's office.

Sandra Fluke: Slurs won't silence women

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 10:09 PM PDT

Last month, students from several Catholic universities gathered to send a message to the nation that contraception is basic health care. I was among them, and I was proud to share the stories of my friends at Georgetown Law who have suffered dire medical consequences because our student insurance does not cover contraception for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.

Jury to begin deliberations in Rutgers roommate-spying trial

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 10:04 PM PDT

Jury begins deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate, who later killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge.

Deliberations resume in Georgia day care murder trial

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 10:03 PM PDT

Deliberations resume Wednesday morning in the trial of a man accused of killing another outside a Georgia day care center.

Young musher makes Iditarod history, continuing family legacy

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 09:57 PM PDT

Proudly beating his father and grandfather to the Iditarod finish line, 25-year-old Dallas Seavey can now claim bragging rights in Iditarod history -- becoming the youngest winning musher in the race's 40-year existence.

Shaky truce appears to end along Gaza-Israel border

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 09:44 PM PDT

Israeli aircraft targeted two "terror activity sites" in northern Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said early Wednesday, in another round of tit-for-tat that appeared to end a shaky truce.

Billionaire oligarchs clash over Rusal

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 08:44 PM PDT

Two Russian billionaires have clashed publicly over corporate governance at the world's largest aluminium company, after Viktor Vekselberg said United Company Rusal was in "deep crisis" because of bad management and a heavy debt load.

Israel would face challenge in bombing Iran nuclear sites, experts say

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 07:51 PM PDT

It's late in Iran on a dark night, moonless or with heavy clouds. Suddenly the silence is broken by sonic booms, followed by the sound of jets roaring overhead.

Shaky truce appears to end along Gaza-Israel border

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 07:50 PM PDT

Israeli aircraft have targeted two "terror activity sites" in northern Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said early Wednesday in another round of tit-for-tat that appeared to end a shaky truce.

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