'Velvet Revolution' leader dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, one of the leading anti-Communist dissidents of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 75, Czech Television announced Sunday.
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Israel announces construction plans in Jerusalem, West Bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israel's Construction and Housing Ministry announced Sunday plans to build 1,000 new homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Woman torched to death in elevator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say they are questioning a man in connection to the death of a New York City woman set on fire in the elevator of her apartment building. New York Polic..
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Russian oil rig sinks, leaving many missing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least four bodies have been found and 49 people are missing after an offshore drilling rig capsized in the Russian far east Sea of Okhotsk, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Sunday.
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Troops leave Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait (AP) - The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each othe..
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Killing of bin Laden voted top news story of 2011 in AP poll

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW YORK (AP) - The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan's earthquake/tsunami/meltdow..
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Payroll tax cut bill boosts cost of new mortgages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who is paying for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut working its way through Congress? The cost is being dropped in the laps of most people who buy ho..
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Obama wants payroll tax extended for entire year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, rebuffed by Congress on a yearlong extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut, said Saturday that it would be "inexcusable" for lawmak..
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Senate OKs $1 trillion budget bill, payroll tax cut

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed legislation Saturday extending a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months, handing President Barack Obama a part..
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Egyptian protesters, army clash in Cairo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Clashes continued in central Cairo early Saturday between several hundred pro-democracy protesters and Egyptian security forces attempting to disperse the crowd.
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U.S. defense chief in Libyan capital for talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed confidence in Libya's transition to democracy Saturday, as he paid the first visit to the country by a Pentagon chief.
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U.N. may get Arab League's Syria plan; dozens die in violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A pair of military defectors died in clashes between rebel forces and the Syrian army Saturday, two of at least 14 people slain by government security forces cracking down on anti-regime elements, an activist group said.
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Key Iraqi bloc plans to bolt parliament

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A powerful political bloc in Iraq won't participate in the country's parliament, a move that would threaten the country's fragile power-sharing arrangement, its leaders said on Saturday.
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Activists, security forces clash in Egypt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Violence between pro-democracy activists and Egyptian security forces escalated in central Cairo Friday as they threw Molotov cocktails, rocks and glass at each other.
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'Batman' star roughed up in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As Christian Bale approached an impromptu checkpoint leading to this tiny village in eastern China, four men blocking the narrow path started marching toward him in menacing unison.
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Russia seizes radioactive objects from flight to Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Russian authorities seized radioactive material that can only be obtained from a nuclear reactor from the luggage of a passenger on a flight from Moscow to Tehran on Friday.
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Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is ready to walk down the aisle for the third time. The 30-year-old pop star has agreed to marry her longtime boyfriend and former agent Jason Tra..
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Perry double dips state salary and pension

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a double-dipper, collecting a salary and retirement benefits simultaneously.    A personal financial disclosure form th..
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States unlikely to heed NTSB call for cell ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After a texting teenager caused a fatal Missouri pileup involving two school buses, state lawmakers had a chance to toughen restrictions on driver cellphone use. I..
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Judge gives Bonds house arrest, then delays it

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.    A federal ju..
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