Barack Obama rode a wave of voter passion in 2008 fed largely by intense
dislike of President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, plus excitement
among young and minority voters at the notion of electing the nation's
first black president.
Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant
forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday
after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned
by a deadly tsunami.
A Cuban court on Saturday found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of
crimes against the state and sentenced him to 15 years in prison, a
verdict that brought a swift and strongly worded condemnation from
A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever
recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of
people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires
burned out of control.