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St. Louis airport closed after tornado storms, homes flattened

ST. LOUIS, Mo (Reuters) – Some St. Louis area residents on Saturday were shuffling slowly through the rubble left by a roaring storm that spawned tornadoes Friday night which tore through the west side of the city. They forced closure of Lambert Airport, in the city limits but about five…

Libyan rebels claim victory in Misrata

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan troops captured by rebels in Misrata said on Saturday the army had been ordered to retreat from the western port, and a rebel spokesman said soldiers had booby trapped bodies and buildings as they fled. The last large city held by rebels in western Libya,…

Beck announces he’s leaving New York City area

When Glenn Beck’s Fox News show finally goes off the air later this year, the conservative host will also be leaving New York City. Beck told told an audience in Albany Saturday that he had sold his Connecticut mansion and plans to leave the New York City area entirely, according…

Drug gang blamed for mass killing of 116 in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government accused the Zetas drug gang on Tuesday of killing 116 people whose corpses have been found in a series of mass graves near the American border. Police have detained 17 suspects and believe gunmen from the notoriously violent cartel dragged the victims off buses…

NATO ‘not apologizing’ for friendly fire incident

At a press conference in Naples today, NATO’s Rear Admiral Russ Harding stated that the multinational force would not apologize for the accidental bombing of Libyan rebel fighters on Thursday. Harding states that the situation in the area where the bombings took place as “very fluid” with vehicles and munitions…

Another quake hits Japan, which preps for another tsunami

TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 shook northeast and eastern Japan late on Thursday, and a tsunami warning was issued for the northeastern coast of Japan, an area badly hit by the March 11 earthquake. Japan’s NHK public television repeatedly said those in areas where the tsunami…

Dozens of casualties in Jerusalem explosion: police

DEVELOPING… JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An explosion on or near a bus in Jerusalem on Wednesday caused dozens of casualties, police said. Scores of ambulances converged on the area, near the central bus station and a city conference hall in a Jewish neighborhood of downtown Jerusalem. (Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing…

US bars some Japan foods over radiation fears

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States has announced it was barring some food imports from Japan due to fears of radiation and nuclear contamination in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami disaster. The US Food and Drug Administration said it had placed an import alert on all milk, milk…

US bars some Japan foods over radiation fears

WASHINGTON – The United States has announced it was barring some food imports from Japan due to fears of radiation and nuclear contamination in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami disaster. The US Food and Drug Administration said it had placed an import alert on all milk, milk products,…

Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, 38 killed

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A U.S. drone missile strike on Thursday killed at least 38 suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal region known as a haven for Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, Pakistani intelligence officials said. There were conflicting accounts about the target of the attack and those killed in…

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