Catholic church knocks abuse of Cuban dissidents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - The Roman Catholic Church is denouncing acts of violence and abuse by pro-government crowds against a Cuban opposition group.    A spokesman adds that ..
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Clashes outside as Mubarak trial resumes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The trial of Egypt\'s former President Hosni Mubarak resumes Monday behind closed doors, three weeks after a judge halted the court proceedings to give officials more time to study evidence in the case.
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Ex-French leader Chirac can skip corruption trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PARIS (AP) - A Paris judge has ruled former French President Jacques Chirac will not be required to attend his long-awaited corruption trial after his lawyers said the 78-year-old ..
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Coroner: Miss. man drowns in Lee's floodwaters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned in Mississippi when he was swept away by floodwaters caused by heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.   ..
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Man subdued after rushing jet exit door in Seattle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - A 39-year-old man is in custody after he tried to rush the exit door of an Alaska Airlines jet as it was taxiing to a gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.&n..
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Red Cross granted access to Syrian facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The International Committee of the Red Cross has been granted access to a detention facility in Syria for the first time since unrest broke out in the country, the committee\'s president said Monday after meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Pakistan detains top al-Qaida suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A battered al-Qaida suffered another significant blow when Pakistani agents working with the CIA arrested a senior leader believed to have been tasked by Osama bin..
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Netflix unveils Latin America service in Brazil

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAO PAULO (AP) - Netflix launched its movie and TV streaming service in Brazil on Monday, the beachhead for a push into Latin America that is seen as key to the company's continued..
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450 days after election, still no govt in Belgium

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium hit a new milestone Monday - 450 days without a government - but still no one appears to be in any big hurry to resolve the situation.    Eur..
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Council of Europe demands truth on CIA 'black sites'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
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Turkey, Israel relations worsen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Relations between once strategic allies Israel and Turkey continued to deteriorate Monday as both countries exchanged allegations that it\'s nationals were targeted for intrusive and overly extreme security screening at each other\'s main international airports.
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Wildfire destroys nearly 500 homes in Texas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - A wildfire in Central Texas has destroyed nearly 500 homes as it races unchecked through rain-starved farm and ranchland.    Bastrop County Jud..
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Small plane crash sparks rapid brush fire in Calif

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) - Authorities now say that the plane crash that sparked a fire near a California mountain community killed two people.    One death was report..
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Taliban admits abducting 30 boys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 30 teenage boys who were seized from Pakistan\'s tribal region during an outing last week.
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Fleeing famine, but fearing al Qaeda-linked group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A few weeks ago, Sengaba Ibrahim began her march through the arid wasteland of Somalia\'s famine zones, an arduous trek not just for this 60-year-old woman, but for thousands of others who chance their lives in search of food and water in the drought-stricken region.
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Black Widow eats 183 chicken wings in NY contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y. Sonya Tho..
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Tropical storm kills 29 in Japan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 29, local authorities said Monday.
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Follow Tropical Depression Lee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

Lee is weakening to a Tropical Depression. Flooding rains are expected to spread from the central Gulf Coast to the Appalachians. At 10:00 p.m. on Sunday eveing, the center of Trop..
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Ireland ramps up battle with Vatican over child abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Ireland stepped up its battle with the Roman Catholic Church over child abuse Sunday, with Justice Minister Alan Shatter vowing to pass a law requiring priests to report suspicions of child abuse, even if they learn about them in confession.
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Katia could become major hurricane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Hurricane Katia intensified rapidly to become a Category 2 storm on Sunday as it spun through the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said.
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