|George W. Bush seeks 'anonymity'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush says he has no plans to stump for votes or campaign funds for Republican candidates.
EU envoy: Political uproar threatens Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The European Union's ambassador to Haiti said reconstruction work there has halted because international aid teams are worried about political violence.
Thousands protest on 'Angry Friday'
CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters set fire to National Democratic Party headquarters in Cairo Friday amid predictions the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would fall.
Germany votes to extend Afghan presence
BERLIN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Germany has extended its "Afghanistan mandate," which will keep some 4,600 German soldiers in the war zone for at least one more year, officials said.
Obama re-election team eyes big donors
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Fundraisers for President Obama are working on repairing relationships with big donors in advance of the 2012 presidential campaign, political insiders say.
French court upholds same-sex marriage ban
PARIS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A ban on same-sex marriages has been upheld by the French constitutional court, which held the ban was within the country's constitution.
Romney leads 2012 Michigan GOP poll
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is the favorite of state Republican voters, a poll indicates.
Kim named son reluctantly, brother says
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il did not really want a
Hamas to discuss Shalit in Damascus
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Revised proposals for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit prompted senior Hamas officials to plan a trip to Damascus for discussions, officials said.
North Korea stresses dialogue
North Korea asked South Korea Friday to begin bilateral talks without delay and preconditions, the North's official news agency said.
More help needed for vets with PTSD
KAHULUI, Hawaii, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. non-profit group is calling for stepped-up care for veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Plea agreement in Afghan killings case?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army spokesman has confirmed a plea deal with Jeremy Morlock, one of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians.
Ill. high court OKs Emanuel candidacy
CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday reversed an appeals court decision, ruling that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago.
Critics: Four Loko still available in Fla.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Four Loko, the controversial caffeinated alcoholic drink that is the subject of lawsuits and bans, is still a big seller in Florida, critics say.
Cemetery reconsecrated after desecration
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Florida cemetery was reconsecrated Thursday in a final step of healing after workers misplaced disinterred bodies and tossed bones into the woods.
Bank sues Brink's over $64,500 in coins
FALL RIVER, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts bank is suing an armored truck company over the disappearance of $64,500 in coins meant to be delivered to another institution.
First lady speaks to Fort Jackson recruits
FORT JACKSON, S.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The newest recruits at Fort Jackson, S.C., learned not only leadership skills but also nutritional skills, first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday.
Ill. public school silent time reinstated
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago girl and her outspoken atheist father said they'd appeal an injunction's removal that returned a moment of silence to state public schools.
U.S. expands Canada border drone patrols
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The United States has expanded patrols of its border with Canada as far eastward as Minnesota using drones, border officials said.
Rep. Ron Paul mulls Senate bid
DALLAS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul says he is considering a Senate bid, a move analysts say could affect the Texas primary field for those counting on Tea Party support.