'Underwear bomber' sentenced to life in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The man who smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison, months after he pleaded guilty for his role in what officials later determined was an al Qaeda plot.
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Accusations fly as Honduran death toll rises

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from a prison fire in central Honduras rose to 382 Thursday, as new narratives emerged about what happened that night in the overcrowded facility.
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GM records its highest profit ever: $7.6 billion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed.    Strong sales in the U.S. and China helped the carmaker ..
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Romney struggling to attract white working class

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising..
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UN sees possible crimes against humanity in Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian regime of committing "almost certain" crimes against humanity Thursday as activists reported fresh violence and ..
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Is Mexico's drug war strategy working?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mexico has landed some hard punches against the drug cartels that have stirred violence in parts of the country -- at least on paper.
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Honduras fire inmates not convicted

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) - The prisoners whose scorched bodies were carried out piece by piece Thursday morning from a charred Honduran prison had been locked inside an overcrowded..
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First lady and dog Bo welcome surprised tourists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - School kids visiting the White House got a brief scare when Michelle Obama popped up and warned them there would be a 50-question test at the end of their tour.&n..
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Stocks move higher as unemployment claims drop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising on Wall Street on signs of strength in the U.S. job market, but continuing uncertainty about Greece's debt problems kept the gains in check. ..
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House speaker says payroll tax bill won't add jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a compromise bill extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed, but he says it's not going to ..
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NJ trooper's child killed in school bus crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A school bus carrying elementary school children collided Thursday with a dump truck, killing a student who is the daughter of a state trooper and injurin..
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From New York to Asia, Lin is a hoops sensation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Bigger than Shaq? Larger than LeBron? The Knicks as NBA champions?    (Don't laugh too hard at that last one. The odds are getting better, according ..
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Taliban reject Karzai claim of secret meetings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Taliban rejected a claim Thursday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it was taking part in secret talks with the Afghan government.
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No federal charges seen in Kansas Statehouse case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man detained after homemade bombs were found inside his pickup near the Kansas Statehouse will not face federal charges, a federal law enforcement spokeswoman..
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Government panel considers WTC cancer claims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A government panel is considering whether a multibillion-dollar aid program for people sickened by World Trade Center dust should be expanded to include people who ..
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Neighbors had reported possible abuse of Wis. girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Neighbors of a severely malnourished Wisconsin teenager say they rarely saw the girl leave home, and when she did emerge she would scavenge through the trash at ti..
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Jon Secada joins Hepatitis C awareness campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Three-time Grammy winner Jon Secada wishes his father Jose hadn't kept his Hepatitis C diagnosis a secret.    The Cuban-American sing-songwriter's fathe..
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North Korea marks 70th anniversary of dead leader's birth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

North Korea on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the birth of its late leader Kim Jong Il with an array of dedicated programming on state television.
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U.S. man wrongly imprisoned in Nicaragua?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Since last summer, a former Peace Corps volunteer from Washington state has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.
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Unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily impr..
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