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7 dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel

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A car tries to navigate down a street littered with downed tree limbs and other debris after a tornado touched down Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in the Midtown area of Mobile, Alabama. A massive winter storm system that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes on Christmas Day headed for the northeastern US Wednesday.  AP PHOTO/G.M. ANDREWS

A massive winter storm system that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes on Christmas Day, killing at least seven people, headed for the northeastern US Wednesday.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Life in prison for ‘proud to kill’ underwear bomber

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Unrepentant to the last, the Nigerian “underwear bomber” who tried to blow up a packed airliner in a botched Al-Qaeda plot on Christmas Day 2009 was handed multiple life sentences by a US judge Thursday.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US trial to open window on Pakistani terrorists

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CHICAGO – A Chicago trial due to start Monday will open a window onto two Pakistani terrorist organizations and the men who plotted the 2008 Mumbai attacks, amid fears it could further inflame regional tensions. It comes amid a diplomatic crisis as Pakistan struggles to deflect suspicion of official complicity with terrorism after US commandos […]

Posted: May 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama fills campaign war chest in Chicago

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CHICAGO–US President Barack Obama told supporters in his hometown of Chicago that he needed their help to “finish the job” Thursday as he kicked off a massive fundraising campaign for his 2012 reelection bid. “We’ve still got business to do. We are not finished,” Obama told a crowd of 2,300 donors gathered in a ballroom […]

Posted: April 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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