Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit ca..
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Occupy protesters arrested at Paul, Democratic HQ

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police arrested more than a dozen Occupy protesters Thursday in Iowa who are targeting Democrats and Republicans just days before the state's closely watche..
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Family: NY woman's generosity led to burning death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The weeping, cash-strapped relatives of a woman torched in the elevator of her apartment building said Thursday that she was kindhearted and helped a homeless man a..
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Md. bill would make parents report missing kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly will consider a bill that would require parents or guardians to promptly notify police about dead or missing children. &nbs..
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Romney says Paul doesn't represent mainstream

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is casting rival Ron Paul as a fringe candidate and says he's working hard to make sure the Texas congres..
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Cyclone pummels India's coast, kills 19

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least 12 people were killed after a cyclone pummeled India's southeastern coastline Friday, bringing high winds and rain, officials said.
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Turkish leader: Regrets over Kurdish civilian airstrike deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he regrets the deaths of 35 civilians in an airstrike in a Kurdish area on the border with Iraq late Wednesday.
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China unveils ambitious plan for space exploration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

China plans to put laboratories in space, collect samples from the moon and prepare to build space stations over the next five years, according to an ambitious plan released this week aimed at putting the country on the global map for space exploration.
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N. Korea: No engagement with South

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

North Korea said Friday that it remained steadfast in its refusal to engage with the current South Korean government, dismissing the prospect of a shift in relations with Seoul after a dynastic succession in Pyongyang.
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Storm-hit Philippines gets foreign aid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Foreign aid to the Philippines in the wake of a deadly tropical storm has reached $12.6 million, the Philippine government announced Thursday.
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Egypt police raid rights groups

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Several rights groups, including three U.S.-based entities, were raided in Cairo and other locations on Thursday in what one source called a push by police to "show some muscle."
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Group: Syrian security forces fire on protesters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters in a Damascus suburb Thursday as Arab League monitors arrived, an opposition activist group said.
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Official: Turkish airstrike on border kills 35

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkey's military launched an airstrike near the Iraqi border Thursday, an action that killed at least 31 Kurdish villagers, a local official said.
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U.S. to sell $30B worth of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 combat jets, according to a statement released Thursday by the Obama administration.
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Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Fox Latin America has apologized for a poll on whether Jews killed Jesus Christ that one of its staffers put on a Facebook page promoting the Nationa..
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Worst year in decades for endangered elephants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Large seizures of elephant tusks make this year the worst on record since ivory sales were banned in 1989, with recent estimates suggesting as many as 3,000 ele..
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NYC mayor says work on 9/11 museum has stalled

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chanc..
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Lawyer defends parents of infant wounded by ferret

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A lawyer says the public and the criminal justice system have been too quick to judge a western Missouri couple whose baby lost several fingers to a pet fe..
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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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