Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill - this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits - they have a que..
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Foreign tongues don't come easy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Whether it's French or Farsi, Spanish or Vietnamese, foreign tongues don't come easy to this author. But that hasn't stopped him from trying.
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The nomads of Petra

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Many of the million visitors who travel to the rock-cut architectural wonders of Petra in Jordan every year are unaware of the Bedouin who live there maintaining the traditions of their forefathers.
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U.N. calls for Philippines relief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The devastation left by Tropical Storm Washi in the southern Philippines has created \"huge\" humanitarian needs, the United Nations said, estimating nearly a half-million people need assistance.
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U.S. docs to operate on drone strike victim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Doctors in Texas plan to do reconstructive surgery on a girl who was found severely burned two years ago in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Her caretaker, Hashmat Effendi, brought her to the United States last week.
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'Horrific massacres' cry Syrian opposition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria's major opposition group condemned the Bashar al-Assad regime Wednesday for "horrific massacres" this week and called on the the Arab League and the U.N. Security Council to take "necessary measures" to protect civilians.
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Deadline for tax cut extension looms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

With less than two weeks remaining until a potential payroll tax increase, more than 160 million Americans are left wondering what their next paycheck will look like. In recent wee..
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Kansas drug prescription firm to add 620 jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A mail-service drug prescription company in Overland Park has announced an expansion that will include adding 620 jobs to its current round of hiring, ma..
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No votes, but things seem to be going Romney's way

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The political stars seem to be aligning for Mitt Romney, and at just the right time.    The former Massachusetts governor's strategy for the Repub..
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ECB lends banks $639 billion over 3 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Struggling banks snapped up €489 billion ($639 billion) in cheap loans from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, a sign of just how h..
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Mexico disbands entire police force in top port

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - The entire police force in the major Gulf coast port city of Veracruz was dissolved on Wednesday and Mexican officials sent the Navy in to patrol. &nbs..
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Facebook agrees to changes to improve transparency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BERLIN (AP) - Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the ..
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France will pay for breast implant removal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The French government will pay for tens of thousands of women to have breast implants removed over concerns about a possible link to a rare form of cancer, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
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Finland investigating Patriot missiles aboard China-bound ship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Finnish authorities have launched an investigation after impounding 69 Patriot missiles from a ship bound for China.
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Obesity rise prompts Wash. ferries capacity change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington state ferry service isn't going to start turning away hefty passengers, but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation's largest ferry system bec..
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Accused Mexico cartel killer sent to U.S.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An alleged Mexican drug cartel operative has been extradited to the United States to face charges in the death of one U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and the attempted murder of a second, authorities said Wednesday.
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Inges release statement regarding McCready custody battle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The saga surrounding Mindy McCready's custody battle over her son, Zander McCready, continues. Mindy McCready's mother and stepfather, Gayle and Michael Inge, hav..
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Havel's body at Prague Castle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Admirers of the late Czech President Vaclav Havel lined Prague's famous Charles Bridge Wednesday as his coffin was moved to Prague Castle ahead of his state funeral Friday.
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Christmas package arrives 1 year and 6 days later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An Arkansas woman finally has proof that she bought her mother a Christmas gift last year.    The package Mary Beth Mauldin sent via the Un..
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More young people see opportunity in farming

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable..
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