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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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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