Attorney: Brain tumor caused lawmaker to shoplift

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attorney for a California lawmaker says she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.    Democratic Assemblywoman..
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Van der Sloot murder trial in Peru delayed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Joran van der Sloot goes on trial Friday in Peru, ready to admit to killing a 21-year-old woman while planning to fight more stringent charges that could land him more time in prison, his lawyer said.
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Cord blood transplant could help a Missouri baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eight-week-old Carver Bayless is a lucky guy. So is his 4-year-old brother, Granton.    The Bolivar, Mo., boys were both born with a rare gen..
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Positions of the Republican candidates, in brief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where the 2012 Republican presidential candidates stand on a selection of issues.    They are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former ..
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Help sought to get more Haitians visas to US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Some members of Florida's congressional delegation are asking federal officials to help more Haitians get visas to live and work in the U.S.    A letter..
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'Humanitarian disaster area' in South Sudan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

South Sudan appealed for international aid for a remote region under attack by roaming fighters, as thousands of residents fled into the bush to avoid the violence.
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Behind Nigeria fuel protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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What's behind Nigeria fuel protests?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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EU official to Iran: Halt executions of woman, pastor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Europe Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton demanded Friday that Iran halt the pending executions of a woman sentenced to die by stoning and a Christian pastor convicted of apostasy.
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Iran announces new drills in Strait of Hormuz

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran plans to conduct military drills in the Strait of Hormuz in February, state media said Friday.
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Colosseum renovation plans cause rumblings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It sits in the center of ancient Rome and is an emblem of the city's imperial history as well as an icon of Italy, but plans to renovate the Colosseum have sparked controversy.
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Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.
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Defector: Syria unleashes 'monsters'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria\'s government has been holding jailed dissidents underground and paying pro-government gang members $100 a day to crack down on protesters as it tries to quell demonstrations, a former defense official says.
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as it does now with kidneys, hearts and other organs, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and d..
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More police in Rome after grisly slaying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROME (AP) - More police are being deployed in Rome after robbers shot and killed a man and his 8-month-old child outside their home.    Italy's interior ministry ann..
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Iraq sees second big wave of attacks since US troop pullout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants in Iraq have carried out their second large-scale assault since U.S. forces pulled out last month.    A wave of bombings today killed at lea..
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Cameroon rioters clash with police for sixth day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Clashes between residents of the Deido neighborhood and security officials in Cameroon's economic capital of Douala entered a sixth day Thursday as police battled to prevent the violence from spreading citywide.
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4,000 Brazilians flee after river dike bursts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they were evacuating 4,000 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro after days of heavy rains burst a river dike.
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Know a hero? Nominate them!

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Do you know an everyday person changing the world? It's easy to nominate them as a CNN Hero.
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Prosecutor requests death sentence for Mubarak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak formally requested a penalty of death by hanging for Mubarak and several of his fellow defendants Thursday, an attorney at the court said.
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