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7.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico

ACAPULCO: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major…

Man said to be homesick for prison gets 31/2 years

                CHICAGO: An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing…

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

                      WASHINGTON: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this fall. The 34-year-old daughter…

NYPD disbands unit that spied on Muslims

NEW YORK: Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as…

Where should schools set dress code limits?

EVANSTON: They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But…

Three dead in shootings at Kansas Jewish sites

WASHINGTON: At least three people were killed yesterday during separate shootings at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas on the eve of Passover, a rabbi said.…

A year after bombing, Boston tries to heal

BOSTON: Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps – six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston,…

China’s booming military spending belies caution

BEIJING: With the world’s biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defense spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight.…

Man charged in nine deaths says he killed 40

FRESNO: Authorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades. Jose Manuel Martinez,…

US Student goes on stabbing spree

MURRYSVILLE: A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh yesterday morning, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including…

‘The Forgotten Souls’ – One million buried in mass graves on forbidden NY Island

NEW YORK: Most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of…

US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N Korea

TOKYO: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the US will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter…

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