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Amy Winhouse Arrested

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Singer Amy Winehouse was charged Wednesday in connection with an assault at a theater last week, Thames Valley police said.

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Latin America Sees Its First Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Less than one month after a Buenos Aires court derailed the marriage of Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello, the couple wed Monday at the southern tip of Argentina, making it the first same-sex marriage in Latin America.

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China Eases Internet Lockdown In Riot-Hit West

Posted: 12/30/2009 - China has begun to expand Internet access in western China's Xinjiang autonomous region after cutting service because of deadly rioting over the summer, state-run media reported.

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Source: CIA failed to circulate report about bombing suspect

Posted: 12/30/2009 - (CNN) -- The father of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab talked about his son's extremist views with someone from the CIA and a report was prepared, but the report was not circulated outside the agency, a reliable source told CNN's Jeanne Meserve on Tuesday.

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Woman maimed by suitor fears more reprisals

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Zafarkey, Pakistan (CNN) -- Fazeelat Bibi peels back the white bandage, exposing her mutilated face. In the place of her nose are two gaping dark holes surrounded by raw pink flesh in the final stages of healing.

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Power lines blamed for Australia bushfires

Posted: 12/30/2009 - (CNN) -- Officials in Western Australia declared a natural disaster Wednesday after bushfires roared across the state, destroying more than 30 homes.

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Authorities investigate whether 4 meddled with drug lord's body

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A medical examiner and three employees were suspended Monday pending the outcome of an inquiry into whether they meddled with the body of a slain Mexican drug kingpin, a state prosecutor's office official told CNN.

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Obama team more closely linking al Qaeda to terror attempt

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) -- In a marked shift from previous positions, senior Obama administration officials now say they are starting to see an al Qaeda connection to the attempted terror attack on a U.S.-bound airliner.

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Somali tried to board plane with chemicals, syringe

Posted: 12/30/2009 - (CNN) -- A man tried to board a commercial airliner in the Somali capital of Mogadishu last month with chemicals that authorities believe could have been used as an explosive device, an African Union official said Wednesday.

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Body Of Abducted Colombian Governor Found

Posted: 12/30/2009 - The body of Luis Francisco Cuellar Carvajal, governor of the department of Caqueta, Colombia, was discovered Tuesday not far from where he was kidnapped the night before, government spokesperson Wilmer Rua said.

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North Korea Says It's Holding American

Posted: 12/30/2009 - The family of a Korean-American missionary believed held in North Korea said Tuesday they are working with U.S. officials to get him returned home.

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Raise Bar On Airline Security, EU Told

Posted: 12/30/2009 - The maker of full-body scanners has urged the European Commission to rule on whether the controversial devices should be introduced permanently at all 700 commercial airports in the 27-nation bloc.

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Woman Maimed By Suitor Fears More Reprisals

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Fazeelat Bibi used to be the family jokester, the youngest girl out of her six siblings, and her mother's favorite. But a chilling act of violence destroyed her life and killed her spirit.

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U.S. Slaps Levy On Chinese Pipes

Posted: 12/30/2009 - The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to impose new tariffs on imports of Chinese steel piping.

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College Pal: What Happened To The Humble AbdulMutallab I Knew?

Posted: 12/30/2009 - Qasim Rafiq had trouble reconciling the shocking news surrounding Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab with the college friend he knew: a pious and genuine person who was the president of an organization that condemned terrorist attacks. AbdulMutallab raised money for charity, he liked soccer, he was social; he was quiet, humble and never came across as dangerous, Rafiq said.

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