Nigeria's oil cleanup could take 30 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The environmental restoration of Nigeria\'s devastated Ogoniland could be the world\'s largest-ever oil clean-up, a United Nations report said Thursday, the pollution from more than 50 years of oil operations more far reaching than thought.
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Deaths pile up in Hama siege

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Scores of people died in and around the Syrian city of Hama, activists said, corroborating reports of widespread casualties a day after the start of a military clampdown. FULL STORY | AL-ASSAD CALLS FOR MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM
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Downgraded Emily still packs rains

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tropical Storm Emily unleashed potentially life-threatening heavy rains across Haiti early Thursday, as nearly 12,000 U.N. peacekeepers waited on emergency standby. The Dominican Republic also was to see heavy rain.
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Copper thieves target school construction site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Thieves target the demolition site of a former Cape Coral school, stealing nearly $21,000 worth of metal. The copper wiring was reported stolen from what used to ..
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The Dow dives again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Dow has dropped more than 500 points, erasing all of the years gains. Concerns about the American economy continue to plague the markets. Traders blame the sluggish economy and..
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EU urges bailout changes as stocks, euro tumble

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRUSSELS (AP) - Mounting worries that Italy and Spain won't be able to repay their debts pummeled stocks and the euro Thursday and piled pressure on the 17-nation currency zone to ..
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UN: 3 Sudan peacekeepers die during delay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Three Ethiopian peacekeepers mortally wounded this week in a land mine explosion died while Sudan refused requests to let them be flown out of the region for ..
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RV companies stung by recession look to green tech

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Lane County's fragile recreational-vehicle manufacturing industry could find hope in an unexpected place - green technology.    The Eugene Regist..
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Chrysler recalling 367,000 minivans a second time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling more than 367,000 Dodge and Chrysler minivans because the air bags can go off unexpectedly.    It's the second recall of the 200..
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Mom thanks rescuers of son buried on Calif. beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a teenage boy buried in the collapse of a sand cave on a California beach is thanking bystanders and emergency responders who came to his rescue.&n..
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Lockdown lifted on Virginia Tech campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BLACKSBURG, Va.- A lockdown on the Virginia Tech campus has been lifted. Authorities had been searching the campus buildings for a possible gunman. Three children reported seeing a..
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Turkey appoints new military chiefs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkey appointed its new military chiefs at the end of four-day Supreme Military Council meeting on Thursday, filling the vacant positions after the country\'s top four commanding officers left their jobs en masse last Friday.
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Concrete lab charged with faking NYC test results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A concrete-testing laboratory is being charged with faking results for a LaGuardia Airport control tower, the new Yankee Stadium, a hospital and more than a dozen o..
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Not guilty plea in dismember-death of NYC boy, 8

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The suspect in the kidnapping, killing and dismemberment of an 8-year-old New York City boy who got lost walking home from day camp has pleaded not guilty. &nb..
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US: 29,000 Somali children under 5 dead in famine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The drought and famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5, according to U.S. estimates, the first time such a precise death t..
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Rains from Emily damage homes in central Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The director of Haiti's civil protection agency says rain from Tropical Storm Emily has damaged several hundred homes in the Artibonite region of the c..
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Remorseful thief returns NH woman's items

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) - Police say an apparently remorseful thief who stole a woman's wallet in a New Hampshire supermarket showed up at her door days later to return $90 and a GPS, ..
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36M lbs. of turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in Californ..
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Unemployment aid applications tick down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 WASHINGTON (AP) The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly. The Labor Department says that applic..
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A healthy diet is expensive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study finds that a healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines. The study in the journal H..
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