East struggles to recover from Irene

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Meghan Morrow sweeps mud and debris from what is left of the Windham Spa,… Corrinne Levin, left, kisses her daughter Jillianne Davis, who’s home was… People try to get a car out of a flooded parking lot in Washingtonville,… NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) – Only one flooded Vermont town remained cut […]

Police say three bombers behind Chechnya attack

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GROZNY, Russia – Three suicide bombers were responsible for killing at least nine people in the capital of Russia’s Chechnya region, a police official in the North Caucasus province said on Wednesday. The attack late on Tuesday near Chechnya’s parliament building was one of the deadliest in recent years in […]

Panel: Widespread waste and fraud in war spending

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WASHINGTON—As much as $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade due to lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and corruption, according to an independent panel. In its final report to Congress, to be publicly released Wednesday, […]

Australia Hits Out at ‘Irresponsible’ Wikileaks

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Sydney. Australia lashed out Wednesday at WikiLeaks, calling it “incredibly irresponsible” for publishing a secret US cable detailing Australians with suspected links to Yemeni terrorism. The whistle-blowing site’s latest batch of confidential and secret documents includes one from the US embassy in Canberra that recommends 11 Australians be placed on […]

US rescues thousands stranded by Irene

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Damaged roads from flooding in Bethel, Vermont. US rescuers battled to reac… A sign advertises help in cleaning-up following Tropical Storm Irene in Wes… A man looks out at a closed and damaged beach due to Tropical Storm Irene i… US rescuers battled to reach thousands cut off by flooding […]