Ex-Israeli president to serve 7 years for rape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the rape conviction of former President Moshe Katsav and ordered him to begin serving a seven-year prison term next month..
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Libya's new leaders to bet on economic diversity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya (AP) - The breathtaking ruins of this Roman Empire port city on the Mediterranean may well hold the key to a brighter economic future for Libya, which under Moa..
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Prospect of Monti leading Italy calms jitters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROME (AP) - Expectations that respected economist Mario Monti will lead a new interim Italian government helped calm market fears Thursday the country was heading for a Greek-style..
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Occupy Wall Street crowd disrupts Bachmann speech

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - About 30 Occupy Wall Street protesters have interrupted a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann in South Carolina...
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Huge Alaska storm leaves region; damage assessed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A massive storm that battered Alaska's western coast with hurricane-strength winds and towering sea surges has passed the region in a much weaker state, le..
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Administration urges new wilderness protections

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Obama administration is calling for new wilderness and conservation area declarations in nine states.    The Secretary of the Interior relea..
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Thais celebrate water festival despite floods

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BANGKOK (AP) - Sahattaya Vitayakaseat placed a tiny crown-shaped boat made from curled banana leaves and marigold flowers into the murky brown water and let it drift toward a park ..
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Markets stabilize as Italian yields drop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Stock markets stabilized Thursday after Greece's political leaders finally agreed on a new prime minister and as Italy's borrowing rates eased on speculation the Euro..
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Major League catcher kidnapped in Venezuela

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuelan federal authorities on Thursday dispatched their "best investigators" to track the kidnappers of Major League Baseball catcher Wilson Ramos, the country's justice minister said.
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Nixon's long-secret Watergate testimony is out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard Nixon's grand jury testimony about the Watergate scandal that destroyed his presidency has finally come out.    The National Archives and t..
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NY gov's 'I am the government' quote now ringtone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A recent soundbite from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that's become a hit on Twittter is getting extra mileage as a ringtone.    In a radio intervie..
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Support grows in Italy for Monte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Facing international worries about the potential global impact of the country's financial crisis, Italy gave indications Thursday that there may be growing support for former EU commissioner Mario Monti to take the helm.
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Toy Hall of Famers: Dollhouse, Hot Wheels, blanket

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Is Linus jumping for joy?    The blanket, an all-purpose plaything as well as a comfort for generations of thumb-suckers like Charlie Brown's ..
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Bradley replaces Paterno as Penn State coach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - New Penn State coach Tom Bradley says he is replacing Joe Paterno with "very mixed emotions."    The defensive coordinator was appointed in..
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Group: Abuses by Mexico in war on cartels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nearly five years into its war against drug cartels, Mexico on Wednesday was rebuked by a human rights organization that found a pattern of abuses by security forces.
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The Colonel had more than 1 secret

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A manuscript hidden for decades shows Colonel Harland Sanders was more than an entrepreneur with a special fried chicken recipe and a vision that helped crea..
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AL county files for largest municipal bankruptcy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's most populous county chose bankruptcy as a path to wrest control of its beleaguered sewer system from a court-appointed receiver, bolster its plea..
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Cain gets back on the trail amid scandal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Herman Cain prepared to meet with voters for the first time since sex harassment claims engulfed his upstart presidential bid, embarking on a tour of Michig..
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Penn State fires Paterno, Spanier; students react

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - For the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State.    The winningest coach in ..
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Perry says his campaign won't end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Rick Perry says he "stepped in it" when he couldn't remember the third federal department he would cut if elected, but insisted the debate blunder wo..
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