Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:30 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2013 10:30 PM
SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) Authorities are investigating a deadly nightclub fire in southern Brazil. The exact cause of the blaze that killed more than 230 people hasn't been determined but witnesses say it was started by fireworks of some kind lit by a band member. Hundreds of people were at the club early Sunday for a festive party for university students.
CAIRO (AP) Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a wave of political violence. Morsi is inviting the nation's various political factions to participate in a dialogue starting Monday to resolve the crisis that has left more than 50 dead in three days.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) A Vietnamese court has begun the trial of 22 democracy activists on charges of plotting to overthrow the Communist government in one of the biggest such trials in years. The government appears to be stepping up its campaign on dissidents despite criticism from Western governments. Earlier this month, 14 activists were sentenced to up to 13 years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A pilot program designed to prevent criminals from becoming managers of a person's Social Security benefits has screened out dozens of people convicted of fraud and violence. That's according to Sen. Bob Casey, who wants the Social Security Administration to expand the program first implemented last summer in five states and Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK (AP) The artist, the feminist and the model are joining others worldwide to empower women in the marketplace through ethically-themed fashion. The campaign, called ImagiNation 365, is led by Maiden Nation, an online social platform. Yoko Ono, Gloria Steinem and Lauren Bush contributed by designing pieces of jewelry that express their vision. Proceeds from the sales go to causes chosen by the designers.