Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Iran 'stops oil exports' to UK and France Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies ... Saudi Arabia says it is prepared to supply extra oil either by topping up existing term contracts or by making rare spot market sales. Iran has criticised Riyadh for the offer. 02/20/2012 - 11:35 am | View Link
Iran Halts Oil Sales to U.K., France Before EU Bans Imports Iran stopped sales of crude to French and British buyers to pre-empt ... Total SA, France’s largest oil company, stopped buying oil from Iran, Chief Executive Officer Christophe De Margerie told Bloomberg Television on Jan. 27 in Davos. 02/20/2012 - 1:35 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British and French firms "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers," spokesman Alireza Nikzad was quoted as saying by the Ministry of Petroleum website. The European Union in January decided to stop importing crude ... 02/19/2012 - 4:43 pm | View Link
Iran stops crude oil sales to UK and France Iran on Sunday halted oil sales to Britain and France in retaliation against EU sanctions. According to Iranian spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar: "Exporting crude to British and French companies ... will not be affected if Iran stops selling oil to member ... 02/19/2012 - 2:40 pm | View Link
Iran stops oil exports to Britain, France in retaliation for EU sanctions "Oil sales to British and French companies have ceased," spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar said in a statement on the ministry's official website. "We have taken steps to deliver our oil to other countries in the place of British and French companies," he said. 02/19/2012 - 4:13 am | View Link
Iran stops oil exports to Britain, France ... oil minister had earlier announced about the probability of halting oil exports to some European Union (EU) countries, "the Oil Ministry has stopped oil sales to British and French companies." The Islamic Republic has no problem in selling its crude ... 02/19/2012 - 2:02 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies Iran has stopped selling oil to British and French companies in retaliation to upcoming European Union sanctions on oil, Reuters reports. In January, the EU announced it would stop importing oil from Iran beginning in July 2012. The EU sanctions came in ... 02/18/2012 - 11:41 pm | View Link
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Fifteen of North Carolina's more than 150 charter schools are on a financial watch list tracking taxpayer money going to the non-traditional public schools.
Charter schools can use taxpayer money with more flexibility than regular public schools.
A 20-year-old man arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where the three lived has pleaded not guilty to two murder complaints.
The Oklahoman newspaper reports (bit.ly/1SkeYhl) Quinton D. Laster appeared briefly Thursday via video hookup from jail.
The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):
A woman who was once married to a man accused of killing two deputies before he was shot by officers says she reported to authorities that her ex-husband was at a restaurant in northeastern Maryland and might harm her family.
Rupp left the restaurant and contacted the sheriff's office about her concern that her family might be in danger, telling a dispatcher she believed Evans was unstable and that he was responsible for a 1998 shooting after which she found a bullet in the hood of her coat.
Records show one of two slain Harford County sheriff's deputies served in the Army and National Guard.
Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon reached the rank of staff sergeant, and served in the Army from 1991-1999.
The officer filed a request for a warrant on charges of fleeing and eluding officers, reckless driving and resisting an officer without violence.
A Maryland sheriff is sharing more details about the fatal shootings of two deputies and the gunman who killed them.
Gahler says he doesn't think that Evans was targeting law enforcement officers, but instead he took these actions because he faced arrest.
The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.
Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler says David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot a deputy in a restaurant Wednesday and killed another deputy in shootout nearby before he was killed himself.
A pipe organ that has served as the musical backdrop to an amusement park clown is now the subject of a civil court case.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Qa3RRH ) reports an attorney for Joyland Amusement Park owner Margaret Nelson Spear filed a civil breach-of-contract lawsuit Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court.
The lawsuit claims that ex-Joyland employee Damian Mayes didn't pay money he owes after agreeing to purchase the Wurlitzer Style 160 "Mammoth" Military Band organ about six years ago.
Riot at Prison in Northern Mexico Leaves 49 Inmates DeadNew York TimesMONTERREY, Mexico — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.and more »