Latest battlefield in Mexico's drug war: Social media

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Twitter users report gunbattles and fiery road blockades. A website lists victims\' names and details of how they died. A blog posts gory photos of gruesome killings and videos of drug lords\' confessions.
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Rogue trader costs UBS $2 billion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Swiss banking giant UBS discovered that rogue trading has cost it an estimated $2 billion, it announced Thursday.
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Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Families fleeing one of Moammar Gadhafi\'s last bastions of support ahead of a Thursday night deadline said they no longer felt safe in the besieged city ahead of an anticipated showdown.
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7.3-magnitude quake strikes near Fiji

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Oman in 'honest broker' role again with Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Sultanate of Oman is a rarity in the diplomatic world: It enjoys \"cordial\" relations with both the United States and Iran. And once again, it is closely involved in trying to help win the freedom of Americans held in Iran.
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Sikorsky to cut global workforce by about 540 jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced on Thursday that it is trimming its worldwide workforce of 18,000 by about 540 jobs to remain competitive in the helicopter..
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Intense fire on Norwegian cruise ship kills 2 crew

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSLO, Norway (AP) - An intense fire in a cruise ship's engine room killed two crewmen Thursday, injured nine others and forced more than 200 passengers to evacuate a popular cruise..
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Stimulus: the program candidates love to hate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contenders are bashing President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plans as a colossal waste of taxpayer money while they crisscross ..
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Brad Paisley to release first book Nov. 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country superstar Brad Paisley is set to release his first book on Nov. 1.    It's called "Diary of a Player" and shows how the guitar gods o..
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40 students stabbed with needle in Puerto Rico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Health officials in Puerto Rico say a middle school student has stabbed at least 40 classmates with a hypodermic needle. All are being tested for possi..
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IMF to loan Ivory Coast $614 million for recovery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - International Monetary Fund officials say the organization plans to lend $614 million to Ivory Coast so the West African nation can recover after months..
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3 hurt when driver, 85, smashes car through store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - The manager of a Southern California bicycle shop says customers and staff came within inches of dying when a car driven by an 85-year-old woman barrel..
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Activists: Turkey handed deserted officer to Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian activists are denouncing the Turkish government in the wake of the Syrian regime\'s announcement that it has a deserted army officer in custody.
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Valle files another appeal with Fla. Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A death row inmate set for execution Sept. 28 again is appealing to the Florida Supreme Court.    Lawyers provided by the state for Manuel V..
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12,000 tax cheats come clean under IRS program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says 12,000 tax cheats have come clean under a program that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disc..
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Grant expands citizen journalism for public media

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced a $4.1 million grant Thursday to American Public Media to expand its network of "citizen sources" that help prov..
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House passes bill targeting Boeing labor case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would undermine the government's case accusing Boeing Co. of retaliating against union workers.    The measure app..
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Judge: Anthony must pay almost $100,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge says that Casey Anthony must pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for investigating the death of her 2-year-old daughter.   &..
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NY judge gives Google, lawyers more time to talk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google have bought themselves more time in their New York copyright case as they try to reach a new deal that could create the w..
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Mrs. Obama to join Olive Garden announcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Encouraged by Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity, the company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains ..
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