Osama wanted new name for al-Qaida to repair image

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaida was suffering from a marketing problem. Hi..
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House weighs cutting off funds for Libya mission

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Clearly frustrated with President Barack Obama, Republican leaders are propelling the House toward crucial votes on the U.S. military role in Libya that could emb..
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Rags-to-riches homeless man doesn't show up in NY

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A homeless man from Utah has failed to show up in New York to claim the sizable inheritance from his brother. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Max ..
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Militant group denies link to bin Laden

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A member of a Pakistani-based militant group is denying a New York Times report that stated that a cellphone found during the raid of Osama bin Laden\'s compound contains information that links the group to bin Laden.
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Small checks drive Michele Bachmann's big bucks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New York retiree Phyllis Hornung has never been to Minnesota and has no ties to the state - other than the steady stream of campaign donations she sends to M..
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Untold rape during Holocaust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Women were harassed, beaten and stripped naked. But some scholars and activists want to bring attention to sexual violence in the Holocaust -- including rape -- raising controversy among those who\'d rather leave the subject alone. LISTENING TO VICTIMS |
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Unspoken crime of the Holocaust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Women were harassed, beaten and stripped naked. But some scholars and activists want to bring attention to brutal sexual violence in the Holocaust -- including rape -- raising controversy among those who\'d rather leave the subject alone. LISTENING TO VICTIMS |
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Tropical storm in Philippines kills 11

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy rains and high winds from Tropical Storm Meari lashed the Philippines Friday, killing at least 11 people and displacing 40,000 people, an emergency management agency said.
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Rape in wartime: Listening to the victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

They\'re a small fraternity of men and women who spend months in war zones listening to victims recount violent rapes. They do it to help shape foreign policy and because they believe listening is the least the world owes.
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Juarez police chief escapes attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The top cop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, escaped a \"sneak attack\" by gunmen early Thursday while on patrol in the city, the Juarez mayor told reporters.
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A timeline of Greece's financial crisis

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Greece\'s economy has been in a mostly downward spiral since the country joined the euro in 2001.
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Karzai welcomes U.S. troop withdrawal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Afghan President Hamid Karzai approves of U.S. plans for a troop drawdown and said it\'s a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation. FULL STORY | OPPOSITION LEADER: KARZAI HINDERS PEACE
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Arizona death may be linked to European E. coli

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say the death of an Arizona resident who recently traveled to Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe. The Centers for Diseas..
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Crews make progress against Arizona fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PHOENIX (AP) - Firefighters in Arizona say they nearly have one of the state's three major wildfires under control. But it's mostly because the fire has already burned through an e..
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Lindsay Lohan back in court for probation hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's back to court for Lindsay Lohan. The troubled actress is due in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday so a judge can determine whether she violated the terms ..
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Both sides in NY gay marriage tilt get ugly online

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The fight over legalizing gay marriage in New York is getting ugly online. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has blogged that he loves gay people who want to ge..
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Ex-DC journalist says he's an illegal immigrant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the past eight years, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas worried about a looming deadline: the expiration of a fake Oregon driver's license that had allowed him t..
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Joint Chiefs chairman calls Obama plan risky

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer i..
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FBI nabs ruthless Boston mob boss in California

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BOSTON (AP) - The chief federal prosecutor in Boston says the arrest of James "Whitey" Bulger marks the moment when the former mob boss will finally face justice. U.S. Attorney Car..
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Comedian stands up for Arabs' right to laugh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

When Ahmed Ahmed, an Egyptian-American stand-up comic, started doing comedy tours of the Middle East his friends in the U.S. assumed he was performing at military bases.
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