- NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 11:32 AM
North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
- UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 10:46 AM
Ugandan officials say about 400 troops will be deployed in Somalia on Thursday under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U. N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital.
- EL Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 09:36 AM
Novelist E. L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
- US home building up in March after frigid winter
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 09:32 AM
U. S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
- Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 09:21 AM
Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.
- France targets welfare for big spending cuts
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 09:17 AM
France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.
- All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 09:00 AM
ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.
- Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 08:51 AM
The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.
- Review: 'Bears' is engaging; vividly shot
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 08:02 AM
Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect as it documents a year in the life of a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs.
- Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 07:32 AM
As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
- Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 07:19 AM
Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
- UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 06:49 AM
Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses.
- Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 06:34 AM
The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
- Algerian election faces disaffected populace
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 06:28 AM
The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
- UK unemployment down to 6.9 percent
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 05:08 AM
Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation.
- Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 04:49 AM
Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded.
- Oil price gain tempered by China growth slowdown
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 04:20 AM
The price of oil rose Wednesday as Ukraine took action against pro-Russian separatists in its east but slower Chinese growth tempered gains. Benchmark U. S. crude for May delivery was up 16 cents at $103.91 a barrel at 0835 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.