Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain stuck at a level that signals weak job growth. The number of applications for un..
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Political wrangling over oil spill a year later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, House members traded political recriminations anew Thursday over the Obama administration's response to the e..
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Romney: 'Barack Obama has failed America'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney is opening his first formal day as a 2012 Republican presidential candidate by pitching himself as the one to heal the economy and issuing a dir..
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Hundreds of Libyan refugees missing at sea

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As many as 270 Libyan refugees were missing in the sea after the overcrowded boat they were in encountered bad weather, the Tunisian state-run TAP news agency reported.
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4 reported dead after tornadoes in Mass.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Four people died Wednesday when at least at least two tornadoes swept through western and central parts of the state, Massachusetts' governor said. Gov. D..
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Forces arrest former bin Laden associate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former associate of Osama bin Laden, described by authorities as a \"Pakistan-based attack planner,\" has been arrested in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the NATO-led coalition said Thursday.
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Japan's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Thursday.
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Erdogan speaks of brotherhood at rally

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At a campaign rally Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to draw parallels between the oppression and persecution Turkey\'s largest ethnic minority has faced and the pressure he himself faced under Turkey\'s former secularist leaders.
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U.S. demands answers in death of Iranian dissident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The State Department called on the government of Iran Wednesday to investigate the death of a human rights activist this week, reportedly after security forces got into a confrontation with mourners at her father\'s funeral.
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Tornado damage reported in Springfield, Mass.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - An apparent tornado has caused damage in Springfield, Mass., but no injuries have been reported. Mayoral spokesman Thomas Walsh tells The Associated Press..
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'Virginity tests' and the abuse of Egypt's women

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Back in March, Amnesty International began reporting that the Egyptian military had subjected 17 women protesters at a Tahrir Square demonstration to \"virginity tests.\" The women told Amnesty that they had been handcuffed and beaten, stripped searched and photographed by male soldiers, then restrained by female soldiers while a man in a white coat performed a virginity check.
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Many questions remain in Pakistani journalist's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

I never met Pakistani journalist Sayed Saleem Shahzad, but we exchanged e-mails about his work for Asia Times Online, and his remarkable scoops in interviewing some of the world\'s most wanted terrorists.
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134 now confirmed dead after Joplin, Mo., tornado

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

  JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Missouri officials say everyone who had been reported missing since last week's massive Joplin tornado has been accounted for and at least 134 people have..
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Hopes fade for peaceful Arab transition to democracy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

the promise of a peaceful Arab Spring appears to be yielding to the reality of a long, violent summer as dictators across the Middle East and North Africa draw a line in the sand and fight to maintain control of their countries. Protesters, meanwhile, are showing no sign of backing down.
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OAS readmits Honduras to its ranks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Organization of American States voted Wednesday to readmit Honduras into the regional body.
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Mubarak, sons face criminal trial in August

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The criminal trial for Hosni Mubarak and his two sons has been scheduled for August 3, the attorney for the former Egyptian president said Wednesday.
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Bahrain lifts emergency laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bahrain lifted state of emergency laws Wednesday that had allowed for a crackdown on political leaders and journalists, but at the same time continued its crackdown on the country\'s major Shiite political opposition movement and stifled the latest street protests.
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Several wounded by Baghdad bombs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two people were injured when a bomb struck a government convoy in a west-central neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, Interior Ministry officials told CNN.
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NATO extends Libyan campaign, official says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NATO has decided to extend its mission in Libya by 90 days, continuing a campaign that began in March, the alliance announced Wednesday.
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Pa. 8th graders' field trip includes Hooters lunch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - For one group of central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a recent field trip to Baltimore included lunch at Hooters - a restaurant better known for its busty waitr..
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