Fukushima reactors may be shut down ahead of schedule

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Engineers may be able to complete the shutdown of damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ahead of schedule, the plant's owner reported Monday.
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Pentagon: Troop talks with Iraq 'ongoing'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Pentagon on Monday denied claims that the United States and Iraq have been unable to come to an agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to remain in Iraq after the end of 2011, telling reporters that talks are still going on.
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Tibetan nun dies after setting self ablaze

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China, the first Tibetan woman known to have killed herself in this way, the London-based Free Tibet campaign group said Tuesday.
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Behind Israel-Hamas prisoner deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israel plans to free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, including hundreds serving life sentences for attacks on Israelis, in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured by Hamas in 2006. How and why has the controversial deal come about?
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Did a Mexican political party have agreements with organized crime?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The question is a serious one, and its answer has multiple political and security implications: Did a Mexican political party have agreements with organized crime, specifically the PRI which governed Mexico for 71 years?
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At least 60 dead as heavy rain hits Central America

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy rain that has killed at least 60 people in Central America is not expected to let up soon, authorities said Monday.
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Wheldon died of head injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma after a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.&nbs..
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Putin: Another term would let me 'stabilize, diversify' economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In his first televised interview since he was launched toward the presidency again, Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that his goal of returning to the Kremlin was to "stabilize" and "diversify" the national economy as well as to "strengthen the fundamental basis of the political system and the democratic institutions" of the country.
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Fired brother sues Hustler publisher for $20M

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - The estranged brother of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt's pornogra..
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Making up: free apps for furious BlackBerry users

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TORONTO (AP) - The BlackBerry has left a bitter taste in the mouths of its users.    Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monda..
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Ahmedinejad denies Iran plot against Saudi envoy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied allegations that Iranian government agents were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia ambassador to Washington..
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Mexico says 61 men held captive were migrants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says 61 men who had been kidnapped by a drug cartel before soldiers rescued them were migrants.    Calderon said..
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Chile military drafts thousands, blames students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile is giving nearly 57,000 18-year-olds one month to report for potential military duty, saying the government needs to fill gaps in its armed forces beca..
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8 foreigners killed in Botswana plane crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) - A light aircraft crashed after takeoff and burst into flames in Botswana, killing the British pilot and seven tourists from France, Sweden and Britain, a ..
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Minister: Iran willing to look at Saudi plot evidence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran is willing to look at evidence that an Iranian man plotted to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, the country's foreign minister said Monday, even as he denied the allegations had "the necessary basis in fact."
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Cops: IDs, papers found after 4 locked in basement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dozens of pieces of identification and power of attorney documents have been discovered after a Philadelphia landlord found four mentally disabled adults locked..
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Wellmark proposes 9.35 percent hike in premiums

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Customers of insurance giant Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield could pay up to $45 a month more for health insurance under a proposal announced Monday by the ..
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Government forces take over Bani Walid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Libya's new government said it is getting near to gaining full control of Bani Walid after its fighters took control of the city's main hospital overnight, a military official said Monday.
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Women march in Yemen's capital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thousands of women marched toward Yemen's foreign ministry in the capital, Sanaa, Monday, demanding U.N. intervention in the ongoing unrest in the Persian Gulf nation, residents and eyewitnesses said.
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US summit on North-South Korea relations opens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Academics, legislators and former government officials are trying to do what diplomats have so far failed to: lay the foundation for lasting peace between North ..
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