Rival plans ensnarl Congress over debt ceiling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rival Democratic and Republican plans to raise the government's borrowing ability have thrust Congress into a standoff just one week away from a potentially devas..
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The new frontline in Libya's fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Firefighters battled a blaze caused by NATO airstrikes at a food-storage complex Monday in Zlitan, increasingly a front-line city in the conflict between Libyan government troops and rebels fighting to oust longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
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Disturbing look into mind of Norway suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

To borrow the title of Sebastian Junger\'s book, a \"perfect storm\" helped lead to the extremist thinking of Norway massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik.
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Source: U.S. contracts funded Taliban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A U.S. military task force has discovered that part of a $2.16 billion transportation contract was diverted through a murky network of subcontractors and into the hands of a group of Afghan power-brokers, criminals and Taliban insurgents, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
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N. Ireland police arrest 5 in officer's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities have arrested five more people in connection with the death of a police officer in a car bomb blast last April, during operations across Northern Ireland Tuesday.
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Report: U.S. agency 'stonewalled' gun probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. officials kept their Mexican counterparts in the dark about a widely criticized gun-trafficking probe even as rising numbers of weapons reached the hands of Mexico\'s drug cartels, a congressional committee reported Tuesday.
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Vatican recalls envoy to Ireland

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Vatican on Monday recalled its envoy to Ireland in the wake of a blistering report accusing church leaders of covering up extensive papal abuse of young people.
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Experts slam forensics in Knox trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police forensic scientists involved in the Amanda Knox murder case made a series of glaring errors during their investigation, according to court-appointed experts who testified Monday in her appeal.
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Strauss-Kahn accuser: 'I want justice'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The woman accusing former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her insisted she\'s \"telling the truth from my heart,\" in an interview broadcast Monday.
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South African man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African health official says a man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge, nearly a day after his family thought he had died.    Health..
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Defense: polygamist leaders' rights were violated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Attorneys defending polygamist leader Warren Jeffs plan to argue his right to religious freedom has been trampled by Texas prosecutors, who claim he sexual..
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Outbreak of rare illness reported in Ariz., Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) - An outbreak of a rare illness that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis has been reported in southwestern Arizona and a neighboring community in Mexico.&n..
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Chavez set on 2012 re-election bid despite cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is certain he will pursue his re-election bid next year even as he struggles to overcome cancer.   &nbs..
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Obama renews pledge on immigration reform

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called on Hispanic activists Monday to build a movement outside Washington to push for overhauling immigration, saying he can't do it by hi..
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Ohio man searches for kidney donor on Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLINS, Ohio (AP) - Randy Wright has talked to almost everyone he meets about the demand for organ donors - and his need for a kidney. So when a Walmart clerk heard his plight and..
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Teen's father: Alaska bear attacked quickly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The father of one of the teens attacked by a grizzly in the remote Alaska wilderness says the animal pounced so furiously that no one had time to pull out ..
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Skate rink DJ: Gunman 'smooth, cool' as he shot 5

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - The disc jockey at the Texas roller rink where a man went on a shooting rampage during his son's birthday party says the gunman was "smooth, cool" as he..
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Norway police looked into gunman's purchase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Norway's police security service says it was alerted in March to a suspicious chemical purchase by the man who set off a bomb in the capital last week, but it d..
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Administration launches new push on global crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is launching a new strategy to take on international criminal organizations, targeting crime factions in Mexico, Japan, Italy and Eastern..
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Eye anatomy at camp? Kids get taste of med careers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) - Again and again, 12-year-old Brianna Bowens cautiously pokes the human eyeball. On purpose.    The donated eye is tougher than you'd think. It ..
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