McDonald's net income rises 9 pct

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's Corp. increased its third-quarter net income by 9 percent to $1.51 billion, its ninth straight quarter of earnings gains.    Revenu..
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Thailand to open flood gates to save capital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thailand's prime minister asked all Bangkok residents to move their belongings to higher ground as government workers fought to contain flooding inching toward the capital city.
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Pilots struggled with brakes in Wyo. runway mishap

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just before an American Airlines plane ran off a Wyoming runway last December, pilots struggled to engage the brakes and thrust reversers that help slow speed.&nb..
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Supersize me! Restaurant offers 338-pound burger

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area restaurant has cooked up another giant burger.    The Detroit News reports that Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate m..
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Chinese toddler in hit-and-run controversy dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 2-year-old Chinese girl -- who was ignored after being hit by two cars last week, later sparking a fierce debate about the state of China's morals -- has died, a nurse at a military hospital said.
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Senate rejects slimmed-down jobs bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has scuttled jobs legislation aimed at helping state and local governments avoid layoffs of teachers and firefighters despite a campaign-style push by ..
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Fed threat gets results as Calif. pot shops close

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) - Pot shops appear to be closing as a result of a California crackdown on medical marijuana. All eight collectives that occupied the second floor of a..
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Libyans rejoice at Gadhafi's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Libyans erupted in euphoria Thursday after Moammar Gadhafi was killed by revolutionary forces who were finally able to overrun his hometown of Sirte.
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Will Gadhafi's death boost Obama?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

David Gergen and Michael Zuckerman say the Libyan dictator's demise isn't likely to greatly boost President Obama's standing, although it provides some grist for his campaign.
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Syria, Yemen opposition warn dictators: You're next

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Dictators around the Middle East should pay close attention to the fate of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, opposition activists from Syria and Yemen said Thursday as reports of Gadhafi's death flashed across the world.
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Basque group ETA announces end of violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a "definitive cessation of its armed activity" in a statement published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past.
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Arab leaders: Where are they now?

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By: WINK Administrator


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Opinion: Hard work ahead for Libya

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By: WINK Administrator

Shadi Hamid: With Gadhafi's killing, a government faces task of disarming, unifying militias and other factions to begin work of governing
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Greek lawmakers pass new austerity law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Greek lawmakers looked set to defy tens of thousands of angry protesters Thursday, approving a new round of tough budget-cutting measures to try to bring the national debt down.
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Feds indict unruly passenger from Southwest flight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on a charge of interfering with a flight crew after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led..
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ACLU accuses FBI of racial profiling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the FBI of targeting innocent Americans for investigation based on widespread stereotyping in ethnic communities.&nbs..
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Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SIRTE, Libya (AP) - Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, ..
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Amnesty: Investigation needed into Gadhafi's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Amnesty International has called on Libyan revolutionary fighters to make public the full facts of how Moammar Gadhafi died, saying all members of the former regime s..
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Q&A: Will the fighting end in Libya?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, is "an important step" for Libya, but don't expect the fighting to end right away, said CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman. Wedeman, the first Western television reporter to enter and report from inside Libya during the war, talked about how Gadhafi's life ended and what his death means for Libya's future and the civil war.
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Clinton: 'We intend to push the Pakistanis very hard'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets the Afghan president and other government officials on Thursday for talks aimed at boosting reconciliation efforts in the nation.
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