1 in 4 children in US raised by a single parent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent - a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, acc..
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Loughner loses bid to prevent release of records

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona judge ruled against the Tucson shooting rampage suspect and ordered that health records dating back to his youth can be given to a psychologist trying to ..
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Alleged drug lord captured in Guatemala

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Guatemalan authorities arrested an alleged drug lord wanted by both Guatemala and the United States for aiding the transit of cocaine for a Mexican drug cartel, officials said.
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Carter among 'Elders' pushing for new Korea talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and three other ex-leaders arrived in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss ways to restart long-stalled talks between North and South Korea.
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Gas pipeline serving Israel, Jordan explodes in Egypt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A pipeline that sends natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded early Wednesday morning, but the cause was not immediately known.
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Residents evacuate as volcano spews ashes in Ecuador

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported.
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Syria rejects call for independent probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The United Nations Security Council could take up the issue of alleged human rights abuses in Syria on Tuesday, a day after witnesses said thousands of troops infiltrated the heart of the country\'s recent protests and carried out a bloody crackdown.
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Witness: Fighting seethes near Misrata

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Fighting battered the besieged seaside city of Misrata Tuesday as bombs -- presumably from NATO warplanes -- shook the ground after pro-government forces launched what rebel officials said was their most aggressive attack so far on the port.
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Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' info

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.
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Arkansas has 8 storm deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Officials say the four people killed in a tornado in central Arkansas died in the same subdivision where they were seeking shelter in less-than-sturdy structur..
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Why attack Libya and not Syria?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two countries, two cases of extreme violence committed against citizens by their own government.
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Couric confirms she's leaving 'CBS Evening News'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK (AP) - Katie Couric has confirmed that she's leaving her anchor job at the "CBS Evening News." Couric also told People magazine in a story published Tuesday on its website..
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Obama reissues call to end oil company tax breaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging congressional leaders to take steps to repeal oil industry tax breaks, reiterating a call he made in his 2012 budget proposal ear..
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Officials: Suspect arrested in bomb at Colo. mall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DENVER (AP) - Law-enforcement officials say a man suspected of leaving a pipe bomb and propane tanks at a Denver-area shopping mall has been arrested. Two law enforcement officials..
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In a first, women surpass men in advanced degrees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Census figures show women outnumber men for the first time when it comes to finishing college and holding advanced degrees. The findings released Tuesday come ami..
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Police: Levee protecting Mo. town breaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A police officer says a levee protecting a southeast Missouri town from major flooding has breached and that authorities are planning to evacuate residents..
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51 hostages rescued in Mexican border city

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mexican federal police rescued 51 migrant hostages who were being held in northeastern Mexico, the country\'s public security ministry said Tuesday.
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Japan's irradiated waters: How worried should we be?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Twenty-five years ago, I was a Ph.D. student here in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, studying the fate of fallout in the North Atlantic from nuclear weapons testing, when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into the surrounding environment. My colleagues and I immediately joined other scientists tracking these radioactive contaminants, which in my case focused on the Black Sea, the closest ocean to the accident site.
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Cracks in al-Assad's hold over military?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

With reports emerging Monday that at least one high-ranking Syrian military commander refused to participate in a bloody, predawn raid that left dozens dead in the southern border city of Daraa -- the heart of Syria\'s weekslong civil unrest, questions are being raised about possible cracks in President Bashar al-Assad\'s hold over the military.
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A top insurgent in Afghanistan killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A top al Qaeda leader regarded as the \"number two overall targeted insurgent\" in Afghanistan has been killed in a coalition airstrike this month, NATO\'s International Security Assistance Force said Tuesday.
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