Category: General News

Officers tackle Ford prison riot

Specialist prison guards in body armour are brought in to quell a riot by inmates at an open jail in West Sussex. BBC News – Home

Fort Campbell Readies To Welcome Home Soldiers

More than 17,000 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will begin returning home this month after the deadliest year of fighting so far. Firefights and roadside bombs have killed more than 100 Fort Campbell, Ky., soldiers since March. Families are anxious to see their loved ones home safe, and businesses are eager to make up for the slowdown during the deployments. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us NPR Topics: News

In Alaska, Joe Miller Ends Legal Fight, Concedes

The decision comes a day after the state certified incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski the winner. Miller was widely seen as the favorite for winning in the fall election. But Murkowski re-emerged as a wild card, launching a long shot write-in campaign. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us NPR Topics: News

Deadly blast at Egyptian church

A car bomb blast outside a church kills at least 21 people in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, triggering a Christian-Muslim clash. BBC News – Home

Standoff At Houston-Area Bank Ends

Two masked gunmen took seven hostages and three other people. The standoff ended peacefully after a negotiation of more than four hours. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us NPR Topics: News

7 Dead In Blast At Egypt Church

The blast went off about a half-hour after midnight early Saturday as worshippers were emerging from a New Year’s Mass at the Saints Church in Alexandria. Police say the blast came from a car parked outside the church. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us NPR Topics: News

North Korea calls for end to hostility with South (Reuters)

Reuters – North Korea on Saturday called for an end to confrontation with the South, urging dialogue after one of the most violent years on the divided peninsula since the 1950-53 Korean War. Yahoo! News: World News