President Mubarak of Egypt refuses to step down

Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 4:01 p.m. CST; updated 4:12 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 10, 2011

CAIRO — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he has handed his powers over to his vice president, but he refused to step down outright or leave the country, retaining his title of president and ensuring regime control over the reform process. Stunned protesters in central Cairo who demand his ouster waved their shoes in contempt and shouted, "Leave, leave, leave."