3 collect cash from Indiana for quitting smoking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three ex-smokers from Elkhart, Indianapolis and Markelville have collected a total of $5,000 in cash prizes from the state of Indiana for kicking the habit.&nbs..
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A fruit seller's legacy to the Arab people

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A year after a Tunisian fruit seller self-immolated, setting in motion the Arab Spring, a democratic political culture is developing in the region, Salman Shaikh writes.
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Inquiry: Massive child abuse in Dutch churches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thousands and thousands of children suffered from sexual abuse in the Dutch Roman Catholic Church over more than six decades, and about 800 "possible perpetrators" have been identified, an independent Commission of Inquiry said Friday.
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Death toll rises from toxic moonshine in India

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police have arrested 10 suspects in the sale of toxic, illegally brewed liquor that has left at least 168 people dead in the Indian state of West Bengal, an official said Friday.
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Bahrain activist arrested, sister says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bahraini pro-democracy activist Zainab Alkhawaja has been arrested, her sister told CNN.
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Bloody winter in Syria's revolution capital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Arab Spring has turned to bloody winter in Homs, the city that has suffered the most from the Syrian president's deadly nationwide crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Japan marks nuclear reactors milestone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Japan's Prime Minister said Friday that a "cold shutdown" has been achieved at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a symbolic milestone that means the plant's crippled reactors have stayed at temperatures below the boiling point for some time.
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BP settles with maker of failed blowout preventer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it will be paid $250 million by the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to halt oil spewing from BP's busted well in the Gulf of Mexico...
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Full ban on driver calls could be tough to enforce

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A driver in the next lane is moving his lips. Is he on a hands-free cell phone or just talking to himself? If lawmakers follow the advice of a federal ..
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Doctors can't reattach ear in Wash. hacking attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - Doctors were unable to reattach a Washington state security guard's ear after a shoplifter attacked him with a hatchet, his brother said Thursday.    ..
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Report says western states edging toward recovery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The West is recovering faster than the nation as a whole, but employment across the region remained far below pre-recession levels and the housing market showed fe..
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Amanda Knox judge explains murder acquittal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The jury that cleared American student of Amanda Knox of murder did so for lack of evidence proving she was guilty, the judge in the case said in legal paperwork published Thursday.
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Report ties Victoria's Secret, child labor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The company that owns Victoria's Secret vowed a full investigation Thursday after a report said cotton used in some of its products is grown using child labor.
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Accused Wiki-leaker faces judgment Friday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

More than one and a half years have passed since a boyish-looking 22-year-old Army private was arrested, suspected to be behind the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history.
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Anchorage School Board names finalists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The names of the two finalists to lead Alaska's largest school district have been announced.    The Anchorage School Board on Thursday said ..
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Group urges gov't to strictly limit chimp research

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says it will accept strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group said that experiments with hum..
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Lawyer: Belgian killer feared prison return

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A man who killed five people and himself in a gun and grenade attack in Belgium feared going back to prison and losing the life he had built, his lawyer said Thursday.
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Police: Moonshine kills at least 102 in India

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities raided liquor vendors in eastern India Thursday, after at least 102 people died and more than 170 others were sickened from drinking moonshine, police said.
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Small plane crashes in Phoenix; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and another seriously injured after a small plane crashed in the front yard of a northeast Phoenix home.    Both pe..
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Wis. mom wants answers after 3-hour baby switch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A Green Bay woman says she's still upset after a hospital mix-up that resulted in her nursing the wrong newborn this summer.    Nurses at St. ..
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