Archive for January 27th, 2013

Deadly smoke, lone blocked exit: over 230 die in Brazil club blaze

January 27, 2013
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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world’s deadliest nightclub fire in more than...
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Egypt’s leader declares emergency after clashes kill dozens

January 27, 2013
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi declared a month-long state of emergency in three cities along the Suez Canal where dozens of people have been killed over the past four days in protests his allies say are designed to overthrow him.
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Wall St Week Ahead: Bears sleep as U.S. stocks near record highs

January 27, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been on a tear in January, moving major indexes within striking distance of all-time highs. The bearish case is a difficult one to make right now.
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Health care among early leaders in the S&P 500

January 27, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Health care stocks have started off the year on a tear.
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North Korean leader indicates plan to conduct nuclear test

January 27, 2013
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North Korean leader indicates plan to conduct nuclear test


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Around world, gun rules, and results, vary wildly

January 27, 2013
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OOI, Japan (AP) — After a tragedy like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it’s a statistic that is always trotted out. Compared to just about anywhere else with a stable, developed government — and many countries without even that — the more than 11,000 gun-related killings each year in the United...
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Stan Musial remembered during funeral Mass

January 27, 2013
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stan Musial was remembered during a funeral and memorial outside Busch Stadium on Saturday as a Hall of Famer and a St. Louis icon embraced by generations of fans who never had the privilege of watching him play.
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Thousands march in D.C. for gun control

January 27, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
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