In Iowa, Obama toils while GOP roars, then departs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potential supporters and 1,280 events ..
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Gingrich says Greek cruise gave him time to think

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Newt Gingrich says a luxury cruise he took through the Greek Isles earlier this year that prompted top aides to quit his campaign was designed to show he's ..
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Cuba makes good on pledge to free prisoners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba appears to be making quick progress in meeting a pledge to free 2,900 pardoned prisoners, most of them convicted of minor crimes.    Human rights ..
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NKoreans salute, cry for late leader Kim Jong Il

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A two and a-half-hour funeral procession for North Korean leader Kim Jong Ill has ended with a 21-gun salute.    His son and successor,..
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US warns Iran not to disrupt oil route

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is warning Iran that any disruption of traffic flowing though the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil route..
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Saudi women to run, vote without male approval

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - A Saudi official says for the first time, women in the conservative kingdom will not need a male guardian's approval to run or vote in municipal electio..
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Russia slams US for its human rights record

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo..
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Syrian troops kill protesters despite monitors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian security forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the central city of Hama Wednesday and killed at least six people, according to activ..
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Cops: Man with AIDS virus may have exposed others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Grand Rapids-area man has been charged with failing to inform a sex partner that he has the AIDS virus.    Grand Rapids police say David..
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Ex-Egyptian leader's murder trial resumes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After a months-long break, the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumes Wednesday after an appeals court dismissed a motion to disqualify the presiding judge, state-owned media said.
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FARC to release six hostages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Colombia's main leftist rebel group says it plans to release six hostages, including three who have been in captivity for more than 12 years.
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Taliban claiming responsibility for killing 3 NATO members

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed three NATO service members. The three were killed Tuesday by a roadside bo..
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North Koreans line the street for Kim Jong Il

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Tomorrow, a national memorial service will be held for North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died Dec. 17 of a heart attack. Today, tens of ..
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Mourners fill Pyongyang streets for Kim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The funeral of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unfolded across the snow-laden streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, with the secretive regime displaying its ability to choreograph dramatic state ceremonies.
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Argentinian president has thyroid cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
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Tendulkar falls short of 100th hundred

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sachin Tendulkar's wait for a history-making 100th international century continues after the legendary Indian cricketer fell short again in the first Test against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.
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U.S. weighs decision on Yemen leader

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be allowed to come to the United States for medical treatment in New York, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.
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Rights group: Syria hid detainees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian authorities moved perhaps hundreds of detainees to military sites to hide them from Arab League monitors assessing whether the government is upholding a commitment to end its crackdown, Human Rights Watch said.
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Deal reached to avert NYC hospital nurse strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Negotiators for 1,300 nurses at a private New York City hospital have reached a tentative deal on a four-year contract that would avert a threatened strike. &n..
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Found stranded in Europe, turtle released off Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Marine experts have released an endangered turtle into the Gulf of Mexico three years after the creature became stranded in Europe.    About 30..
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