North Carolina declares wildfire emergency; Georgia officials ban fireworks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared a state of emergency in eastern North Carolina, as crews work to contain a series of stubborn wildfires.    Dro..
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Obama gave commanders leeway on Afghan pullout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - In promising a U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will begin in July, President Barack Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details, includin..
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Report: Two confess to helping al Qaeda inmates escape in Yemen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two prisoners have confessed to digging a tunnel that led to the escape of 63 inmates last week, Yemen\'s state-run SABA news agency reported Sunday.
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6 bodies found in French Alps

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The bodies of six climbers were found Sunday in the French Alps, authorities said.
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Israel denies fiscal pressure on Greece to block flotilla boats

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Israeli foreign ministry on Sunday rejected as \"ludicrous\" suggestions that Israel and the United States were using economic pressure to force fiscally strapped Greece into preventing boats from participating in an international flotilla to the Gaza Strip.
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2 killed at Iraqi police station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A suicide bomber wearing an explosives-laden belt targeted a police station Sunday in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians, an Iraqi official at the police station said.
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Militants in Pakistan attack 2nd police station in 2 days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In the second such attack in two days, militants attacked a police station in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least three officers.
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Hacking collective LulzSec says it is disbanding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

LulzSec, the gleeful and secretive band of hackers who appear to be responsible for a string of high-profile and sometimes embarrassing Internet attacks, said it was disbanding.
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African Union to meet for Libya talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The African Union will attempt Sunday to map a road to peace in Libya, despite a previous failed effort to end hostilities between Moammar Gadhafi\'s forces and rebels seeking to oust the Libyan leader.
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Wife: China releases activist Hu Jia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Chinese authorities have released activist Hu Jia, his wife posted Sunday on Twitter.
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Mexico tops U.S. in Gold Cup final

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In one of the Americas\' biggest soccer showdowns, the United States jumped to an early lead in the Gold Cup final before Mexico rallied to even the score.
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ND governor: Flood plan 'holding up very well'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he's encouraged that the Souris River's rise is slowing down as it approaches a crest in beleaguered Minot.   &nb..
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Wedding plans bloom as NY legalizes gay marriage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW YORK (AP) - Wedding plans are blooming amid celebrations by gay rights advocates of New York becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.    Couples w..
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Afghanistan refugees double

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Facing internal conflict, the number of people fleeing their homes in Afghanistan has more than doubled compared to this time last year, says Refugees International, an advocacy group for displaced persons.
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Egyptian exec pleads guilty to abusing hotel maid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An Egyptian executive accused of sexually abusing an employee at a luxury hotel in New York pleaded guilty Friday to sex abuse in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, according to prosecutors.
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U.S. House's mixed message on Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The House of Representatives is expected to officially register its disapproval of U.S. involvement in the NATO-led Libya campaign Friday, voting to restrict funding for America\'s role in the mission.
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Attackers rape more than 170 women in Congo raids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Over the course of two June nights, attackers plundered villages in the far east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They stole medicine from the local health center, goats from farmers, cell phones, motorcycles and other property from residents. Before fleeing, they raped and beat more than 170 women.
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Brazen, publicity-seeking hackers on attack spree

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Can you be famous if no one knows your name? A new band of hackers is giving it its best shot, trumpeting its cyber-capers in an all-sirens-flashing publicity campaig..
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Hezbollah says CIA recruited members to spy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - CIA officers at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon have recruited low-level members of Hezbollah to spy for Israel, the leader of the Iranian-backed militant group charged F..
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Tunisia joins International Criminal Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tunisia, the country where the Arab Spring uprisings began this year, has joined the International Criminal Court, becoming the first North African country to do so.
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