S&P cuts Egypt's credit ratings Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has pushed Egypt's sovereign credit ratings deeper into junk status, citing "continued pressure" on foreign reserves. More
Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433 Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. More
Adichie focuses on Nigeria's present for new novel Modern life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has become almost a character itself in novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, "Americanah." Within its pages, one catches self-acknowledged glimpses of the writer herself, who shot to fame with her previous novel, a love story set during Nigeria's civil war entitled "Half of a Yellow Sun." More
Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time' The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." - Merle Haggard More
38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
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Dana Flight 992 Tragedy: Pilot First Asked to Land On Longer Runway After First Engine Failed Air traffic controllers have told Saharareporters confidentially that the crashed airliner Dana aircraft most likely had one failed engine long before the pilot declared an emergency. Multiple sources confirmed that the pilot had requested to land on ... 06/5/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Engine Trouble Was Reported Before Nigerian Crash BAMAKO, Mali — Rescue workers sought to recover corpses and extinguish fires on Monday from a crowded neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, where an airliner plummeted from the sky and barreled into the side of a building the day before. The pilot had reported ... 06/4/2012 - 5:47 pm | View Link
Engine Trouble Reported In Nigerian Plane Crash LAGOS, Nigeria — Emergency crews searched for bodies in a smoldering, shattered neighborhood near the Lagos airport Monday, a day after the crash of an airliner killed all 153 people on board and an unknown number on the ground. Apartment buildings ... 06/4/2012 - 4:46 pm | View Link
Engine trouble reported before Nigerian plane crash BAMAKO, Mali — The crew of a Nigerian airliner that crashed into a crowded neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, killing all 153 on board, reported engine trouble just before the plane, once flown by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, went down, an ... 06/4/2012 - 3:43 pm | View Link
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David Taylor's lawsuit alleged that current and former commissioners conspired to violate his rights in the 2012 Republican primary election.
U. S. District Judge John Preston Bailey granted the County Commission's motion to dismiss the case earlier this month.
The commission argued that Taylor's lawsuit failed to state a claim upon which the court could grant relief.
Authorities say the bodies of a Cook County Department of Corrections officer and his Chicago police officer wife have been found at a Chicago house.
Chicago police spokesman Jose Estrada declined to release the name of the police officer on Sunday.
A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.
The governor's office says the gap is smaller — $5.04-an-hour last year — when office staff and policy advisers from other state agencies are considered.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
Carter's murder convictions abruptly ended the boxing career of a former petty criminal who became an undersized middleweight contender largely on ferocity and punching power.
Carter and Artis were convicted by an all-white jury largely on the testimony of two thieves who later recanted their stories.
Muhammad Ali also spoke out on Carter's behalf, while advertising art director George Lois and other celebrities also worked toward Carter's release.
With a network of friends and volunteers also advocating for him, Carter eventually won his release from U.
As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.
 as Mayor Ed Murray's advisory group finalizes its recommendations on how to increase the minimum wage, businesses — big, medium and small — are launching coordinated lobbying efforts to sway the public's mind.
OneSeattle's public image features well-known Seattle entities like the burger chain Dick's Drive-In and pizza chain Pagliacci.
Business groups began organizing a response to increasing the minimum wage as far back as October last year.
Cernin said raising the minimum wage has a ripple effect on business and vendors.
While she appreciates 15 Now's proposal for a three-year phase-in for small businesses, Cernin said that would create a situation where small employers and non-profits would compete with higher-paying fast-food chains for workers.