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At least 28 killed as Bolivia bus plunges into ravine

LA PAZ — A public bus careened off a winding road and plunged some 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine early Monday in southern Bolivia, near the Argentine border, killing at least 28 people, and leaving 10 injured, officials said. An investigation has been launched into the crash, said…

Palin says jury duty cut bus tour short

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Wednesday she was pausing her “One Nation” bus tour to answer the call of jury duty and denied media reports her much-hyped multi-state jaunt had been cut short. “The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes,” she said…

Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

WASHINGTON – Amid diminishing media interest, Sarah Palin has quit her high-profile bus tour halfway through and returned to Alaska with her family, according to RealClearPolitics. The move puts a damper on widespread speculations that Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour, which launched on Memorial Day, was a precursor to a…

US puts brakes on bus firm putting people in cargo

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Michigan bus operator has been ordered to cease all commercial passenger services after the discovery that one of its buses was carrying six passengers in its luggage compartment, US officials said Saturday. Roger Haines was driving a Haines Tours motorcoach from Roscommon, Michigan to Clyde, Ohio,…

Palin no-show disappoints hundreds of fans in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Sarah Palin has found a new way to keep her political faithful guessing. Palin was a no-show for several hundred supporters, celebrity-watchers and media who turned out in hopes of seeing her at the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg on Monday. She and her entourage arrived…

Palin to launch bus tour this weekend as 2012 speculation grows

WASHINGTON – It remains unclear whether she’ll run, but a series of recent moves by Sarah Palin has fueled speculation over whether the former Republican vice presidential nominee will jump into the 2012 presidential race. The move that is generating the most buzz is Palin’s plan to launch a bus…

Bomb defused ahead of queen’s Ireland visit

LONDON — A bomb was defused near Dublin ahead of a visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth scheduled to start Tuesday, Irish police said. “A viable explosive device was found on a bus yesterday evening in Maynooth,” near Dublin, a spokesman said, adding that police had been tipped off by an…

Man detained in Ohio for LA synagogue blast: FBI

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A man believed to be the suspect wanted over an explosion outside a Los Angeles-area synagogue last week was arrested in Ohio, reportedly on his way to New York, the FBI said. Ron Hirsch, described as “extremely dangerous,” had boarded a Greyhound bus bound for the…

Suicide bomber destroys Afghan army bus in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan army bus on the outskirts of Kabul on Saturday, wounding up to 10 soldiers and civilians, less than a week after a suicide attack on a foreign military base in the city, a police spokesman said. “A suicide bomber on foot…

Israeli strikes kill six as Gaza seethes

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed three militants from the Islamist group Hamas and three Palestinian civilians on Friday, in a second day of a fresh upsurge in the conflict. At least 29 Palestinians have been killed since the latest spasm of violence erupted on…

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