Ala. county votes for largest municipal bankruptcy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of Alabama's most populous county have voted to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. &n..
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Turkey hit by 5.7-magnitude quake

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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A generation who've never been spanked

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Since 1979, when Sweden first banned corporal punishment of children in homes, 30 countries have followed suit. Most experts don't foresee this happening in the United States, and some don't believe that's necessarily a bad thing.
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5.7 quake in Turkey collapses damaged buildings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A preliminary 5.7-magnitude earthquake caused a six-story hotel and other buildings to collapse in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, trapping people inside, accord..
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What to do about Iran's nuclear activities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A new International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran's nuclear activities brings efforts to resolve the crisis to a very "dangerous turning point," an expert on the region said Wednesday.
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25 reported killed in Syrian violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Angry Syrian protesters camped out at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo hurled eggs and tomatoes at an opposition delegation Wednesday, preventing a meeting with the agency's chief.
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Police: Mummified corpses in historian's apartment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A historian has been arrested in central Russia after police found the corpses of 29 women, dressed as dolls, in his apartment, authorities said this week.
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What's next for Italy?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Europe\'s financial crisis claimed its second scalp in three days when Italy\'s Silvio Berlusconi announced he will resign. What happens next, and is there a way out for Italy?
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree coming from Pa.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIFFLINVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A small-town spruce from rural northeastern Pennsylvania is heading to the big city.    A 74-foot Norway Spruce on Wednesday started its jou..
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Highway overhaul gaining bipartisan momentum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican senators working on an overhaul of federal highway programs said Wednesday that after years of stalemate they are ready to pass legislat..
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'Personhood' effort still alive after Miss. defeat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Abortion opponents say they're still pursuing life-at-fertilization ballot initiatives in six other states even though voters in the Bible Belt state of Missi..
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'Train-addicted' Swiss on track for rail revamp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As rail travel grows ever more popular in Switzerland, the country's most important rail station is undergoing a bold transformation to keep up with increasing demand.
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Cain accuser: Candidate has 'complete amnesia'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-area woman who accused presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her when she went to him for help in finding a job says Cain is lying about rememberin..
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Students protest high tuition fees in London

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Students marched through London Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in tuition fees.    Police said more than 2,000 people ..
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Rare yellow diamond expected to fetch up to $15M

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - A rare yellow pear-shaped diamond is expected to fetch between $11 million and 15 million at auction next week, and the buyer will have the chance to name it, Sotheby..
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Israel urges world to halt Iranian nuclear program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is calling on the world to stop Iran's "pursuit of nuclear weapons" following the release of a tough report by the U.N. atomic agency.    Pri..
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Polish party wants crucifix in parliament removed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A new left-wing party in Poland demanded Wednesday the removal of a crucifix that hangs in parliament, a move seen by many citizens in the mainly Roman Cathol..
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Indian court convicts 31 Hindus of killing Muslims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AHMABADAD, India (AP) - A court sentenced 31 Hindus to life imprisonment Wednesday for killing dozens of Muslims by setting a building on fire during one of India's worst rounds of..
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Hague: UK to abstain on UN Palestinian vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Britain will abstain from the United Nations vote on the Palestinian bid for statehood, Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament Wednesday.    F..
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Garbage build-up adds to Bangkok's woes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As Thailand continues to battle its worst floods for 50 years, Bangkok residents are dealing with massive piles of garbage stacking up around the flood-stricken city, prompting worries over tainted water, disease and sanitation.
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