11-11-11 brings hopes of good luck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

From China to New York, people placed bets, tied the knot, made a wish and some were even extra cautious.    Friday marked the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Ar..
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Italy's Senate approves austerity plans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Italian Senate passed a series of austerity measures Friday demanded by Europe, as it seeks to ward off fears of a debt-driven crisis.
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Report: 10 killed in Yemen clashes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Government forces shelled southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing 10 people and injuring 32 others, medics said.
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U.S. soldier sentenced for Afghan murders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs has been sentenced to life in military prison with eligibility for parole after being found guilty of murdering three Afghan civilians, mutilating them for "souvenirs" and planting weapons on them.
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PSU: McQueary won't coach Saturday due to threats

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State says assistant coach Mike McQueary won't coach the Nittany Lions on Saturday because "multiple threats" have been made against him.  ..
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Clashes continue in Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least 24 people, including six children, were killed by security forces across Syria Thursday, a network of opposition activists said.
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Eastern Turkey's quake toll rises to 12

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Rescue crews worked to reach dozens trapped beneath the rubble Thursday after a strong earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, killing at least seven people, officials said.
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Is the euro tearing Europe apart?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

When the euro became official tender, it was hailed as an economic and social savior. But now its effectiveness is coming into question.
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Vt. protesters say shooting was suicide attempt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Witnesses say a man shot himself in an encampment of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Vermont's largest city.    Burlington police say the 3..
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Notorious Rio drug trafficker caught

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As Brazilian authorities work to "pacify" Brazil's slums ahead of two global sporting events, police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of the city's most notorious drug traffickers.
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Prince William to be deployed to Falkland Islands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prince William is to be deployed next year to the Falkland Islands in his role as a search and rescue pilot, the British Ministry of Defence said Thursday.
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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has ordered the developer of a pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to Texas to reroute it from environmentally sensitive areas ..
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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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