New home sales up, but pace remains sluggish

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - More people bought new homes for a second straight month in April, a hopeful sign. Still, sales remain far below the pace of a healthy housing market. New-home sa..
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House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of Sunday's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., Republicans controlling the House are preparing a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal dis..
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Children join desperate flight from Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A bloody crackdown by Syrian troops sent four children fleeing their hometown, sometimes crawling across the mountainous terrain between Lebanon and Syria, in a frantic effort to get to safety.
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Remarks by the President about the storms throughout the Midwest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Winfield House London, England--       THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.    Before the day starts here in England I wanted to sa..
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Report: Iranian president not hurt in refinery blast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not hurt Tuesday after an explosion at an oil refinery that he was visiting, Iran\'s FARS news agency reported.
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TEPCO: Fuel rods may have melted in other Japan reactors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nuclear fuel rods in two more reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are believed to have melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis, the owner of the facility said Tuesday.
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NATO pounds Tripoli; government says 3 dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The European Union\'s foreign policy chief is expected Monday to detail meetings with Libya\'s rebel leaders, a day after opening an office in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in what is its clearest message that it recognizes Libyan opposition to Moammar Gadhafi\'s rule.
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Palestinian PM has heart attack in Texas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad suffered a heart attack while visiting the United States and was hospitalized for treatment, according to a spokesman from the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank.
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Death toll from Missouri tornado rises to 116

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -UPDATE: The city manager in Joplin says the death toll from a tornado that struck the city Sunday has risen to 116.  But there's good news too. City Ma..
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Now, for Netanyahu's turn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his chance Monday night to address the main U.S. Jewish lobby when he speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama\'s remarks to the group the day before.
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Probe: Speed caused SC train ride derailment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

  SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say excessive speed is to blame for the South Carolina miniature train derailment that killed a 6-year-old boy and injured dozens of oth..
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FBI: 5.5 percent drop in violent crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crime levels fell across the board last year, extending a multi-year downward trend with a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes in 2010 and a 2.8 perc..
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Chile exhumes remains of ex-president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Forensic experts exhumed the remains of former Chilean President Salvador Allende on Monday as part of an investigation into whether he killed himself or was assassinated during a 1973 military coup, the country\'s Justice Ministry said.
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High court turns down Gitmo detainees' appeal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Guantanamo detainees who fear they may be tortured or jailed if they are released from the U.S. naval base in Cub..
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Newborn survives toss down NYC trash chute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators say a newborn baby tossed down a New York City housing project's trash chute survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of garbage and ..
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Obama in Ireland to reaffirm 'bonds of affection'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DUBLIN (AP) - Beaming before an exultant sea of people, President Barack Obama on Monday reveled in his distant Irish ancestry, offering spirited thanks from tens of millions of Am..
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Pawlenty launches bid, delivers tough talk in Iowa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Tim Pawlenty is casting himself as the Republican candidate willing to tell the country hard truths as he seeks the presidency, announcing in corn-dependent..
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Rape as a weapon of war

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya, the whispers and rumors about rape being used as a tool of war by Moammar Gadhafi\'s troops are coming from all corners of society.
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Gun battle at Pakistan naval base

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly weekend attack on a naval base in Karachi.
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U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran phone home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The captors of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two Americans currently being held in Iran on suspicion of espionage, allowed them to telephone home over the weekend, according a statement released Monday by members of their families.
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