How states fared on unemployment aid, at a glance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The number of people seeking unemployment aid rose last week for the first time in a month. But the rise comes after weekly claims fell to their lowest level in three and a half ye..
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No suspects in slaying of U.S. teen, 2 friends in Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Michoacán said Thursday that no suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder last week of a U.S. teen and two of his Mexican friends.
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Time runs out on India's anti-graft bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An anti-corruption bill rebuked by opposition leaders and activists as too weak faced a tough challenge Thursday in India's upper house of Parliament, where the fate of the landmark legislation hung in the balance.
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Need help avoiding hangover? Less booze, more H2O

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago attorney Colleen Gorman has a holiday ritual that doesn't involve buying presents or counting down to midnight: She goes online looking for new hangover reme..
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Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, is introducing a $2 fee for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit car..
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Russian challenger urges joint currency with EU

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian billionaire challenging Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in March's presidential election says he will push for a common currency with the European ..
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Iran says it recorded video of US aircraft carrier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near a strategic waterway in the Pers..
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Turkey: Air raids kill 35 civilians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish warplanes mistakenly killed 35 smugglers and other villagers in an operation targeting Kurdish rebels in Iraq, a senior official said Thursday, one of..
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2 Doctors Without Borders workers shot in Somalia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A disgruntled former employee shot at least two international workers from the aid group Doctors Without Borders at the group's office in the Somali capit..
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Advocates: More gay-friendly senior housing needed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Elder advocates say a lack of gay-friendly affordable housing for seniors is leading many to hide their sexual orientation after years of being open about it.&n..
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Salt Lake dog poisoned by aspirin-laced meatballs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City woman wants to know why someone laced meatballs with aspirin that poisoned her dog.    Teri Niccoli tells KSL-TV (http://bit.l..
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Mother of U.S. man: Iranian charges are false

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The mother of an American on trial in Iran denied allegations that her son is a spy for the CIA, saying that anything he confessed to was coerced.
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Soldier in Afghan army uniform kills 2 NATO troops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A soldier in the Afghan National Army uniform shot dead two French soldiers serving in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the French Defense Ministry said.
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Report: Bahrain adopts zero tolerance torture policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bahrain is adopting a zero tolerance policy toward "torture, inhuman treatment and degrading detention" practices toward political prisoners -- one of a number of recommendations made by an independent commission looking into claims of abuse during a crackdown on protesters earlier this year.
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Mother: Iranian charges are false

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The mother of an American on trial in Iran denied allegations that her son is a spy for the CIA, saying that anything he confessed to was coerced.
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Chinese police kill Uighurs in rescue

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Chinese police have killed seven members of the Uighur ethnic group in the restive western region of Xinjiang in order to free two hostages, a local government official said Thursday.
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Thousands gather for Kim memorial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Huge crowds assembled in Pyongyang on Thursday at a national memorial service for the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the second day of state-orchestrated ceremonies to mourn his death.
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Myanmar: Blast in Yangon kills 20

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An explosion early Thursday in a neighborhood of the Myanmar city of Yangon killed 20 people and injured more than 95, state-run television MR TV reported.
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U.S. pulls staff from Afghan media center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is withdrawing its personnel from an Afghan media center, saying it is reviewing and reassessing its relationship.
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Scientists propose synchronized calendar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Imagine a future in which you always know the date of baseball's opening day. Or that your birthday is always on a Tuesday (sorry). Or that New Year's Eve is always on a Saturday. As the people of the world prepare to hang their 2012 calendars, two professors at Johns Hopkins University are proposing one you can keep forever, each date falling on the same day of the week as it did the year before.
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