Deaths, detentions mount in Syria, activists say

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The latest bloodshed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs came outside a bakery on Monday, when secret security forces fired indiscriminately on people in line, an opposition activist group said.
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BMW of North America is recalling Mini vehicles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

PORTLAND, Ore. - BMW of North America is voluntarily recalling nearly 89,000 Mini vehicles because of a water pump malfunction that could cause a fire. The company says in a r..
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Mount Rainier park official: Snowshoer found alive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) - A 66-year-old snowshoer missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday has been found alive.    Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says Yong Chun Kim, of Tac..
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Luxury cruise turns into nightmare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On board the Costa Concordia, passengers were dining, drinking, attending a magic show. Then they heard an ominous scraping sound.
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A talk with Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In the rolling hills of northern Mexico, about 180 miles south of the U.S. border, lies a community that stands out for its religious roots. The houses in this community surrounded by peach and apple orchards look more like homes you would find in the American Southwest than in Mexico. On top of a hill stands a gleaming white Mormon temple, a rarity in this largely Catholic country.
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Pakistan's PM to face contempt charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to face a contempt of court hearing this week, officials said.
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Brazil police: Addicts getting tattooed for drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian police say a suspected drug trafficker is giving crack cocaine addicts free drugs in exchange for tattooing his name on their bodies.    P..
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2 Americans honored for catching terrorist suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's government presented the nation's highest civilian award Monday to two Americans who helped apprehend an Islamic extremist after he attacked a U.S. Air Forc..
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Syrian legislator defects to protest crackdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - A member of Syria's parliament has left the country to join the opposition against President Bashar Assad's regime, saying the Syrian people are suffering sweeping hu..
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Labor group dismisses Nigeria's cut in fuel prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Labor leaders have rejected the Nigerian government's concession Monday to drop fuel prices after a nationwide strike paralyzed the country last week. Abiodum Aremu of the Nigeria Labour Congress said the group will only accept a return to prices before the government ended fuel subsidies on January 1.
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Costa CEO blames captain error for ship grounding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROME (AP) - The jailed captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany made an unauthorized deviation from the programmed course, a blunder that led to its deadly crash agains..
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Paul's flights fly in face of cut-spending theme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to..
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Huntsman drops out of GOP presidential race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney.    Huntsman said the ..
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Zappos says customer database hacked

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Online shoe seller Zappos.com says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers.    Customers' credit card..
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Concerns about Romney's faith quieter but not gone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREER, S.C. (AP) - The second time around, the shock has worn off.    The prospect of a Mormon president appears to be less alien to South Carolina Republicans who a..
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RI hospital to study video game health benefits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island hospital is investigating whether popular video games that make users jump, dance and exert themselves have any health benefits.   ..
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Cruise tragedy conjures memories of doomed Titanic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The first interviews of survivors - and the first impressions of people across the world - of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise liner that ran aground and t..
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Hackers attack two Israeli websites

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and of El Al, the Israeli airline, were brought down Monday morning by an apparent hacking attack.
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Suspect leads Thai police to potential bomb materials

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Thai government said Monday that it had found the basic ingredients for explosive devices in a building in central Thailand, just days after the United States and Israel warned their citizens in Bangkok of the possibility of an imminent terrorist attack.
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Strong earthquake hits off Antarctica's coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of Antarctica, prompting a warning that there was a "small possibility" it could trigger a tsunami.
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