U.S. calls for stepped-up safety at nuclear plants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. experts are calling for stepped-up safety measures at nuclear power plants following the March disaster in Japan, including new systems to keep reactors cool in case of a blackout.
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Libyan rebels accused of looting, beating civilians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Libyan rebels have looted and burned homes and abused civilians, a human rights group said Wednesday. The accusations came as rebel forces managed to retake a village from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi\'s troops.
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Cameron launches investigation into hacking scandal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Media baron Rupert Murdoch\'s News International needs \"root and branch change,\" British Prime Minister David Cameron said today during questioning by Parliament.
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NBC gets new executive with portfolio of hits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC Entertainment has a new president, an executive plucked from Twentieth Century Fox Television. NBC announced Wednesday that Jennifer Salke is its entertainme..
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India: bombings in Mumbai have killed 21 people and wounded 113 others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MUMBAI, India (AP) - Near-simultaneous bomb blasts rocked three busy neighborhoods during evening rush hour in India's busy financial capital Wednesday, killing 21 people in what t..
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Emergency sirens create false alarm in Maui area

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONOLULU (AP) - Sirens used to alert residents to emergencies such as tsunamis have accidentally gone off twice in a Hawaii neighborhood in the past two days. Maui County officials..
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Egypt fires hundreds of police as protests grow

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's security chief fired nearly 700 police officers Wednesday in a step to cleanse the much-hated force, the latest concession military rulers have made under pres..
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Venezuela's Chavez expects chemo or radiation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Nearly two weeks after announcing he has cancer, President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday described a baseball-sized tumor that was removed in surgery and a pro..
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Campaign launched to heal lion in Brazil

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAO PAULO (AP) - Two Brazilian women are fighting to save the life of Ariel the lion. The 3-year-old lion has been paralyzed over the past year because a degenerative disease has i..
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'Sister Wives' stars to challenge Utah bigamy law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The polygamous family featured on cable television's "Sister Wives" is planning to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal. Attorney ..
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Reported CIA vaccine ruse sparks fear in Pakistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani officials and international health organizations expressed concern Wednesday that an unconfirmed report of a phony CIA vaccination program meant to obtai..
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US begins drawdown of troops from Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - The first troops to leave Afghanistan as part of the U.S. drawdown handed over their slice of battlefield Wednesday to a unit less than half th..
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Couple gives $17M to Cleveland children's hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland children's hospital has received the largest single gift in its history: $17 million from a local couple who lost a 14-year-old daughter to melanoma ne..
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Dairy campaign suggests milk could help couples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The dairy group behind the "Got Milk?" ads has started a new campaign to encourage men to buy more milk for their wives and girlfriends, something the campaign..
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Cops: Naked man swimming in water near NY airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a man was found swimming naked in a waterway next to the fuel farm of New York's Kennedy Airport. A spokesman for the airport's operator, the Port A..
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Reward for missing nursing student up to $100K

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAYWARD, Calif. - The reward in the case of a Northern California nursing student who's been missing for a month-and-a-half is now up to $100,000. The family of 26-year-old Michell..
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Wambach lifts US to 3-1 win over France

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany - The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Am..
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Thais find smuggled methamphetamine shaped as art

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BANGKOK - Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 50 million baht ($1.6 million) worth of crystal methamphetamine into the country di..
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Sheriff: Theme park policy ignored in vet's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BATAVIA, N.Y.- Police say the death of a legless Iraq war veteran who was thrown from a roller coaster in upstate New York was an accident but say the man never should have been al..
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Upstate NY building explodes, injuring at least 5

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALEM, N.Y. - Reports say a building exploded in rural upstate New York, injuring at least five people. The explosion in Salem, about 40 miles northeast of the state capital of Alb..
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