Los Angeles arson suspect charged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A German man arrested in Los Angeles early Monday after a string of 52 fires -- mostly in parked cars -- was charged Wednesday with 37 counts of arson, prosecutors said.
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Nigeria union chiefs urge strike amid fuel protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nigeria's main trade union groups called Wednesday for a general strike and mass rallies beginning next week if a controversial government decision to take away fuel subsidies is not reversed.
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Former Mexican kingpin pleads guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former leader of Mexico's Tijuana drug cartel pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in San Diego on Wednesday to charges of racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, according to court documents.
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Syrian rebels eye 'huge operations'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Free Syrian Army plans to operations against \"vital interests\" of President Bashar al-Assad\'s regime, the force\'s commander said. He called called the Arab League mission a \"mockery.\"
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Lower cutoff for lead poisoning urged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal panel is recommending lowering the threshold for lead poisoning in children.    If adopted by government officials, hundreds of thousands mo..
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Ailing Mubarak wheeled back into court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Ailing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court Wednesday as prosecutors resumed his trial on charges he ordered protesters killed during the country's uprising last year.
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Chile navy locates solo US sailor in South Pacific

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - An 84-year American making his seventh attempt to sail alone around the tip of South America was found tired but alive by the Chilean Navy on Wednesday after..
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Some find hope in Afghan outcry over bride's abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan. The teenage bride's eyes were swollen nearly shut ..
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At least 26 killed in Congo militia attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - A military official says that more than two dozen civilians have been killed in a series of attacks by a feared militia in eastern Congo.    C..
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Libya picks armed forces chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former Libyan military officer who fought against ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi's troops last year was picked to head the country's armed forces, a move that comes as tensions flare among rival militias.
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Cuba criticizes Twitter for Fidel death rumor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - State media on Wednesday accused the social networking site Twitter of helping spread a rumor that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died, and criticized anti-Cast..
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UMMC to lay off 115 employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.    Officials said th..
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Florida man reunites with lost kitty in Colorado

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Florida cat is going home after being reunited with its owner in Colorado.    Waylon, orange-striped tabby cat, ran away from home in the Napl..
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Police kill armed 8th-grader in Texas school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police have shot and killed an armed 15-year-old student at a middle school in South Texas.    Brownsville police Detective J.J. Trevino sa..
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More US women having twins; rate at 1 in 30 babies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - More U.S. women are having twins these days.    Health officials say one in every 30 babies is a twin. That's a huge increase over the last 30 years. ..
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Rockford abortion clinic can reopen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - A Rockford abortion clinic that's been closed since September can reopen under a settlement signed Wednesday.    Attorney Harold Hirshman represents t..
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Bachmann quits race, says she'll fight for issues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Michele Bachmann is quitting the Republican presidential campaign, saying she's "decided to stand aside" in the wake of her sixth place finish in the Iowa p..
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Romney grinning on way to NH after narrow Iowa win

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A smiling Mitt Romney making his way to New Hampshire told reporters that he spoke with all his GOP rivals except Newt Gingrich on Tuesday night. Romney says he o..
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Racially charged London murder case ends

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two men who were found guilty of the racist murder of a black teenager in London were sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison each, the court said.
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Sudan 'Lost boy' hopes for new nation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It's been almost two decades since I was separated from my family, my home and my past as a war child. Last year I was able to travel back to East Africa to find my parents, reconnect with others who survived the war and place my vote in the referendum that would eventually lead to the division of Sudan into two independent states.
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