Higgins wins Irish presidential election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Michael D. Higgins, a 70-year-old poet and politician, was elected Ireland's new president on Saturday.
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Rebel attack in South Sudan kills 39

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

South Sudanese rebels launched an attack in oil-rich Unity state that killed 39 people, a spokesman for that fledgling government said Saturday.
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Suicide bomber kills 12 Americans in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into an armored NATO bus Saturday, killing 17 people, including 12 Americans and a Canadian in the deadliest att..
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Turkey quake toll rises as leaders mull moving homes at risk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The number killed in a huge earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey last weekend climbed to 582 Saturday, Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency said, as the government drew up a new law that would move homes from high-risk areas.
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Herman Cain's unusual campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) - Herman Cain's rise in the polls appears to be no fluke. Unlike some other Republican presidential contenders who have flamed out fast after auditioning a..
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Debit card fees scaled back at some banks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NEW YORK (AP) - Chase is joining the list of banks that won't be charging customers to use their debit cards, as the backlash over Bank of America's planned $5 monthly fee continue..
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Sugarland returns to Indianapolis

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A packed house watched country duo Sugarland deliver an emotionally-charged free concert meant to "celebrate" healing, life and music while serving as a tribute..
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Central Bangkok spared worst, but more high tides to come

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The central business district of Bangkok dodged severe flooding Saturday afternoon, but surrounding areas of the bustling capital faced further inundation at the next high tide.
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China copes with promise and perils of one-child policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The world's population is expected to hit 7 billion around October 31 and one Chinese demographer says that number would have come a lot sooner had it not been for China's "one-child policy."
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At least 14 shot dead in western Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least 14 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Michoacan -- including 10 slain during a shootout with soldiers, authorities said Friday.
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Libyans want back property confiscated by Gadhafi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Abdullah Ahmed Belal had all but given up on the sprawling seaside villa his family lost to squatters decades ago because of a provision in Moammar Gadhafi's ..
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NATO: 30 insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents attacked a convoy of Afghan and international troops on Friday in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a gunbattle that left about 30 militants dead, ..
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Civil disobedience in Greece grows over austerity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - An anti-tax rebellion is brewing in Greece, where the embattled government has announced wave after wave of new spending cuts and tax hikes urged on by intern..
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After the Arab Spring: Alcohol, bikinis, polygamy?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It's not often that the issue of polygamy makes it to the top of the political agenda. But in the past week it's become a litmus test for the course of the Arab spring, and part of the debate about the compatibility of Islam and democracy.
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Daughters given equal rights to British throne

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne under changes to the United Kingdom's succession laws agreed to Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
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Magnitude-6.9 quake shakes Peru

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake centered off Peru's central coast sent people running panicked into the streets Friday in cities badly damaged by a killer quake four y..
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Oakland chief defends officers involved in clash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland's police chief says officers used what they believed to be the least amount of force possible to protect themselves during a clash with anti-Wall Str..
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Strong earthquake rattles southern Peru

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Friday, some 32 miles south-southwest of Ica, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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White to be fall color in Northeast this weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) - White is not the fall color many in the Northeast were hoping to see this weekend.    But a storm moving up the East Coast is expected to c..
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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco.    The James Graham Brown Cancer Cent..
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