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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UN official tells nations to end gay executions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s top human rights official urged countries Thursday to abolish legal discrimination against gays, including the death penalty for consensual sex, days after..
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Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans - nearly 1 in 2 - have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low ..
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Settlement reached in Chinese drywall suit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Chinese drywall manufacture has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle court claims by thousands of Gulf Coast property owners who blame the p..
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Scholarships offered for tweets on 1st Amendment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - First Amendment advocates are preparing to hand out $110,000 in scholarships to students who tweet about their right to free expression.    The "Fr..
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Palm-sized baby, 2nd smallest in US, is growing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces - less than a can of soda - she is among th..
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In their own words: Changed by Iraq war

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Was the Iraq war worth it? iReporters who served in Iraq weigh in as the U.S. military officially leaves the country on Thursday.
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Chinese village stand-off continues after land row

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A stand-off between thousands of villagers and authorities in southern China continued Thursday, amid protests over illegal land seizures.
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