United States credit rating downgraded

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the world's three major credit rating agencies says there's too big a gulf between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to dealing with debt, so it's gi..
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Poland's former deputy prime minister dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Poland\'s former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper was found dead in his apartment in the capital, Warsaw, on Thursday, his party said in a statement.
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Syrian protesters: 'God is with us'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Violence raged across the Syrian city of Hama on Friday while anti-government protesters in other cities took to the streets to speak out against the embattled regime. FULL STORY | WHAT CAN BE DONE?
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Suspected Mexican drug lords reveal their secrets on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

One smiles for the camera, another appears defiant, while a third looks serene. They all look straight into the camera. Their confessions are blunt and candid -- it\'s a relatively new strategy used by Mexican authorities.
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Reports: Ukrainian court orders ex-PM arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Dozens of angry supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko took to the streets in the country\'s capital Kiev following a court decision to take her into custody on Friday, Ukrainian media reported.
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McCartney plans to contact police over possible hacking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Music superstar Paul McCartney plans to ask police to investigate whether he was a victim in Britain\'s phone-hacking scandal.
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Remnants of Emily skirt Haiti, businesses reopen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy rain and potential flooding threatened hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in temporary quarters early Friday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Emily made a final stand across the central Caribbean.
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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying..
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Peace Corps volunteer charged with sexual abuse of children in Africa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former Peace Corps volunteer from Connecticut is charged with sexual abuse of several preschool children in South Africa last year.
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Consumer borrowing up in June by most in 4 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans borrowed more money in June than during any other month in nearly four years, relying on credit cards and loans to help get through a difficult economic..
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Holton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Pentagon has announced the death of a Holton soldier who was killed Wednesday along with another soldier during an attack in Afghanistan.    ..
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Wild donkeys to be taken from Hawaii to California

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONOLULU (AP) - In an effort to control the Big Island's wild donkey population, about 100 of them are being taken to California.    KITV reports the Humane Society ..
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Hungarian zoo successfully rescues baby wallaby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - A baby wallaby who fell out of its mother's pouch at 5 months of age has been successfully rescued by the Budapest Zoo and is developing normally. &nb..
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Cuba upholds jailed American's 15-year prison sent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - An American man who has been behind bars in Cuba for more than a year and a half has exhausted all of his legal options in Cuba.    Alan Gross, his fam..
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NY's 'Rent Too Damn High' candidate faces eviction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A candidate who ran for New York governor because "the rent is too damn high" says he's being evicted from his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment because his landl..
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Mom urges fugitive siblings surrender

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The mother of three Florida siblings being sought by the FBI is urging them to surrender after authorities say they fired shots at a Florida police car and the..
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Polar bear kills 1, injures 4 in Norway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

One person has been killed and four severely injured in a polar bear attack in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, local officials said Friday.
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British teen slain by polar bear in Norway Arctic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSLO, Norway (AP) - A polar bear attacked a group of British students camping on a remote Arctic glacier as part of a high-end adventure holiday, killing a 17-year-old boy and inju..
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Far-right anger, violence thrive on Europe's edges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PARIS (AP) - They beat up black and Arab football fans, terrorize immigrant neighborhoods, smash Muslim and Jewish gravestones, preach hate and rally support online. Norway's attac..
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Actress who played Cha Cha in 'Grease' dies at 63

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Annette Charles, perhaps best-known for her role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in "Grease," has died. She was 63.    Her agent Derek Maki confirms..
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