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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Boeing in trouble after a second model of new flagship jet found to have cracks in engine The Boeing 787-8 was undergoing a low-speed taxi test during that incident, according to the NTSB with no passengers aboard or injuries reported. The news comes just days after a similar Boeing 747-8F with a GEnx-1B turbofan lost power during takeoff in ... 09/29/2012 - 9:42 am | 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 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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Uehara joined the Red Sox in 2013 and inherited the closer's role midway through the season, helping to stabilize the bullpen that was a key contributor to the title.
Uehara converted his first 15 save opportunities this season to run his streak to 31 in a row — the second-longest in franchise history — and made the All-Star team for the first time.
With 46 walks and 412 strikeouts in 351 1-3 innings, he has the best career strikeout-to-walk ratio and of any pitcher in baseball history with at least 100 innings.
 Thursday, the Red Sox said that outfielder Rusney Castillo will be held out for the remainder of the Arizona Fall League schedule after straining the muscle between his thumb and fingers.
The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 33-year-old Darin Allen Ninneman was sentenced for the May 5, 2012, death of 52-year-old Lorri Denice Ninneman.
Prosecutors say he was homeless after a rehabilitation facility kicked him out, and the argument with his mother began when he sought out drugs.
Tom Pernice Jr. shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer and three others in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
The 55-year-old Pernice won the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa in June for his third career victory on the 50-and-older tour.
Langer won the Charles Schwab Cup points title last week in San Antonio, taking a lot of the drama out of the season-ending event.
The 57-year-old German star has a tour-high five victories — two of them majors — and also has wrapped up the season money title with $2,916,189.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made sure to flatter each other during a simultaneous appearance at an event for a fellow Democrat.
O'Malley praised Clinton's past service as first lady, U. S. senator and secretary of state in his remarks to introduce Brown.
Gov. Jay Nixon's decision to not immediately visit Ferguson after an initial wave of violent protests that followed Michael Brown's shooting death made him a target of critics, who called Nixon "silent Jay" and toted an oversized cardboard cutout of the two-term Democrat's face to demonstrations.
 north St. Louis County regularly appears on the governor's planner, with Nixon rolling out a succession of economic, educational and political initiatives aimed at the racial and social divides laid bare when Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.
Nixon's other recent Ferguson-related trips to the St.