IRS says 105 targeted in identity theft sweep

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says the federal government has taken action against 105 people in 23 states in a crackdown against identity theft and tax refund fra..
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Experts say cruise ship salvage should stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Technical experts directing the salvage operation aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship are recommending that the underwater part of the operation be called off because it is becoming too dangerous, Italy's civil protection agency said Tuesday.
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Somali militants ban Red Cross aid

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab says it has banned the International Committee of the Red Cross from operating in the regions it controls, accusing the organization of distributing expired food.
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Fate of Chinese held in Sudan uncertain

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The fate of dozens of construction workers kidnapped in Sudan, including a group of Chinese nationals, remained unclear Tuesday amid conflicting reports on the situation.
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Afghan police: Wife killed for bearing girl

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz are looking for a man they say strangled his wife after she bore him a third child that was not a son.
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Timeline: Tibetan protests in China

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The escalation of tensions in ethnically Tibetan regions of China is the latest in a series that have resulted in deaths, frayed ties between the United States and China, and greater pressure from Beijing against the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet for India in 1959 after a failed uprising.
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Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to Japan\'s planned \"stress tests\" for its remaining nuclear power plants Tuesday but left Japanese authorities to decide whether the plants themselves are safe.
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U.N. to weigh call for Syria's Assad to step down

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.N. Security Council will take up a draft resolution this week that calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and transfer power.
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Iraqi VP predicts return to sectarian violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi has lashed out at Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, predicting that Iraq could soon return to widespread sectarian violence that could require the return of U.S. forces.
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Santorum denounces 'gutter politics' of opponents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum denounced the "gutter politics" of his opponents Monday as he turned his campaign away from a potentially fu..
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Occupy protest resurfaces in Oakland after lull

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It started peacefully enough: A midday rally at City Hall and a march. But as the day wore on, Oakland was hit by the most turbulent protests in weeks as Occ..
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Afghan officials, Taliban may hold talks in Saudi Arabia

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Afghan government hopes to hold talks with Taliban representatives in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks, according to a senior Afghan official, in a move that threatens to cloud already delicate and fragile steps to negotiate an end to the United States' longest war.
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Park Service says Occupy camping must end in DC

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Park Police plan to begin enforcing a no-camping rule at two Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating for months. The National P..
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Sudan: Rebels kidnap 70 workers, including Chinese nationals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Militants captured 70 construction workers, including Chinese nationals, in Sudan's volatile South Kordofan state, military officials said Sunday.
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Arab League suspends Syria mission amid violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Russia's foreign minister is in favor of boosting the number of observers in Syria, saying Sunday he did not understand why the Arab League suspended its monitoring mission.
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Peru's health minister vows crackdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Peruvian Health Minister Alberto Tejada visited Sunday surviving victims of a fire at a rehabilitation center, promising to crack down on treatment facilities that operate "outside the law."
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Family convicted in Canada 'honor murders'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A jury in Kingston, Ontario, resumes its deliberations Sunday in the "honor" murder trial of three members of a Montreal family who are accused of killing four relatives.
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U.N. nuclear team lands in Iran

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Top International Atomic Energy Agency officials arrived in Iran, state media reported, after the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog expressed fresh concerns about Iran\'s nuclear ambitions.
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Somalia president decries journalist killing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Somalia's president strongly condemned the killing of a leading journalist as a "senseless murder," suggesting Sunday that the country's al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Al-Shabaab may have been responsible.
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Israeli drone crashes in ball of fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An unmanned Israeli airplane crashed during an experimental flight Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
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