Two Americans who have been held in Iran since July 2009 will be released "in two days," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told NBC News.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal and a third American — Bauer's finance, Sarah Shourd — were hiking in Iraq in July 2009 when they crossed the border into Iran.
At least 2,600 people have been killed in Syria since the start of protests there in mid-March, the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights reported today.Navi Pillay said in Geneva that the estimate is based on information from "reliable sources on the ground."
The local newspaper reports it has been told there was "no radiation leak" earlier today after an explosion at a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in southern France.But much remains unknown about just what happened at the plant in Marcoule, near the Mediterranean Sea.At least one person was killed
The headline of today's Philadelphia Inquirer says it all:Enough already with rain!Philadelphia along with the rest of the Northeast has had a period of intense rainfall that in some places extends 10 days since the tropical cyclone Irene worked its way across the region.While in Philadelph
Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra.As NPR's Scott Horsley reported:"The federal government guaranteed a $500 million loan for the company that, White House economic adviser Jared
Federal mine safety regulators have discovered false reporting of accidents and injuries at two West Virginia coal mines once owned by Massey Energy, which also owned the mine hit by a deadly explosion last year.The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says the Randolph and Justice No.