Panetta formally shuts down US war in Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

BAGHDAD (AP) - After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq - a conflict that U.S. Def..
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Syrian defectors tell of orders to kill, torture protesters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

"At one point we killed eight people in 15 minutes. The protesters were unarmed. They didn't even have rocks! That's when I decided to defect. I threw away my gun and ran towards the protesters."
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Should the world intervene in Syria?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pressure is growing for world leaders to respond to Syria's brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.
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For thousands of Syrians, Lebanon provides shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A young mother with 6-month-old triplets, a laborer still fearful of reprisals, a preacher whose wife was shot dead at an illegal border crossing, wounded in hospitals, a man living in a converted classroom -- these are among the 5,000 or more Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
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'Welcome home,' Obama tells troops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Barack Obama welcomed home soldiers from Iraq, calling their service an example of what makes America great.
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Rent-a-reindeer a big hit in Britain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

There's a hot new holiday accessory in Britain and they're being invited to all the top parties. Even the prime minister is rounding up a few...we're talking about reindeer! But th..
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Norwegians battle butter shortage in peak season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSLO, Norway (AP) - High demand for butter used in traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes has caused a big shortage, leading the government to slash import duties on the cherished ..
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Report: Colombia's coca crop a forest killer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A new study says more than 3,000 square miles (800,000 hectares) of Colombia's woodlands have been cleared since 1981 in the planting and destruction of dru..
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Chilean doctors separate conjoined twins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls in a marathon 20-hour surgery, saying Wednesday that the operation went extremely well despite ch..
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Euro under pressure as EU summit optimism fades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Investors have soured on the latest attempt to resolve the European debt crisis.    Stocks tumbled around the world, the euro slid to an 11..
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Belgian grenade attack casts somber shadow

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Flowers, teddy bears and candles mark the spot Wednesday where a gunman tossed grenades into a crowded Liege market square a day before, claiming several lives and wounding scores more.
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Bear spotted hanging out in a garbage truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VANCOUVER- A black bear caused quite a stir when it was spotted on top of a garbage truck in downtown Vancouver. The bear was spotted just hanging out up there, eating scraps from ..
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Fallout from FAMU: Ga. high schools suspend bands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta-area school district is suspending all marching band activities over concerns of "inappropriate physical activity" between students.    The..
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Doc: Alleged cyberplot points to Venezuela, Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It's the type of plot that defense hawks in the United States warn about: a potential cyberattack against the U.S. government orchestrated by none other than Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, with the help of a group of Mexican leftists.
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Holy toast! Toaster imprints image of Jesus onto daily bread

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Here's a divine idea: you can now get your daily bread with an image of Jesus Christ toasted into it. A Vermont businessman designed the holy toast maker. Galen Dively said the ide..
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Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of severe violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A U.S. government survey reports that 1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.    The t..
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Google $11.5 million to fight slavery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tech giant Google is donating $11.5 million to organizations fighting to end the slavery of 27 million people around the world.    It is believe..
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Thousands of birds make crash landing in Utah

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Crews are cleaning up thousands of migratory birds that made a crash landing in southern Utah after apparently mistaking a Walmart parking lot and other are..
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Knight Foundation awards NPR $1.5M for web news

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is awarding NPR a $1.5 million grant to boost web training and content at member stations nationwide.    ..
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Time names 'The Protester' as 'Person of Year'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Protester" has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2011.    The selection was announced Wednesday on NBC's "The Today Show."   ..
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