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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Money for Ohio patient who had towels left in body

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who had two towels left in his body after surgery at a veterans hospital has won a $275,000 settlement from the federal government.    F..
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Lawyer: James Murdoch knew of damning e-mail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The former top lawyer for the defunct News of the World tabloid is "pretty sure" proprietor James Murdoch knew about damning evidence of phone hacking known as the "for Neville" e-mail, he testified before a British inquiry Wednesday.
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Report: Putin ally to quit Russia parliament post

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is stepping down as the speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament, he announced Wednesday, according to the Russian state news agency.
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Google gives $11.5m grant to fight slavery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Google Inc. announced Wednesday that it's providing $11.5 million in grants to 10 organizations working to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
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Reputed Colombian drug lord extradited to US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A reputed Colombian drug lord described as a former top lieutenant in the North Valley Cartel has been extradited to the U.S. to face cocaine trafficking charges. ..
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Ex-NBA star charged with leaving scene of crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - A former NBA point guard has been charged in Broward County with leaving the scene of an accident.    A Miramar Police report shows 41-year-old ..
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Social issues driving small but fervent segment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Rick Perry makes his opposition to gays serving openly in the military a central part of his White House bid. Mitt Romney is citing his opposition to same-s..
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5 dead, scores injured in Belgium grenade, gun attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A grenade and gun attack in this eastern Belgian city left five people dead, including the attacker, and 119 wounded Tuesday, authorities said.
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US-born Syrian blogger faces criminal charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian authorities have charged a U.S.-born Syrian blogger with trying to incite sectarian strife, activists said Tuesday, while regime forces fired on a funeral proc..
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Attack in Belgian city leaves 4 dead, 123 wounded

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - A man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked holiday shoppers Tuesday at a central square in the Belgian city of Liege. Four people died, including..
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,731

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

As of Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at least 1,731 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an ..
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Video: Turkish woman slapped by police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A high-ranking Turkish government minister is calling for the speedy punishment of several police officers who were caught on a police station camera, repeatedly slapping a detained woman in the face and pulling her hair even after she had been hand-cuffed.
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Environmental group says more coal ash pollutants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An environmental group Tuesday added 20 sites to its list of almost 140 nationally where it contends coal ash appears to have contaminated groundwater or ..
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Trump says he won't host debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump says he is pulling out of a Republican presidential debate he had agreed to moderate in Iowa.    The real estate mogul announced Tuesday..
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Dominican Republic detains Miami sex offender

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Dominican Republic authorities have detained an American sex offender who failed to show up for a Miami court hearing.    The U.S. Marshals' service in ..
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National Guard presence at border to be reduced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico.    About 1,200 National..
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