Was Taylor the biggest star ever?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Like other diminutive people -- Alexander the Great and Napoleon come to mind -- Elizabeth Taylor loomed large and lived even larger. I think of her as one of the two Elizabeths who ruled the 20th century.
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15 killed in Syria clashes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Escalating violence between Syrian security forces and anti-government protesters claimed 15 people Wednesday in the city of Daraa, witnesses and rights activists said. Syrian state television reported the government fired the governor of Daraa province, a flash point of anti-government protests.
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Israeli bus stop bombed, dozens hurt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

JERUSALEM (AP) - A blast Israel quickly blamed on Palestinian militants ripped through a bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman, wounding two dozen other people and in..
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$105 oil: 'the perfect storm'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tensions in the Middle East and Libya show no signs of abating. Japan is dealing with post-earthquake rebuilding and major nuclear issues. And the U.S. is entering prime driving season.
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Report: Time is now for talks to end Afghan war

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The war in Afghanistan has reached a stalemate and the best time to jump-start a political settlement with the Taliban is now, according to a report relea..
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US role in Libya costs hundreds of millions so far

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stretched thin by two wars, the U.S. military is spending upward of $1 billion in an international assault to destroy Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses..
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US looking for a few unaccounted citizens in Japan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States says it is searching for fewer than 10 Americans who remain unaccounted for in Japanese areas affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. S..
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Strikes force Gadhafi back; NATO ships patrol sea

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BENGHAZI, Libya- International airstrikes forced Moammar Gadhafi's tanks to roll back from the western city of Misrata on Wednesday, a local doctor and the U.S. said, giving respit..
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Drug arrests inch closer to 'El Chapo'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Eight drug traffickers belonging to Mexican drug lord Joaquin \"El Chapo\" Guzman\'s organization have been captured, including a man presumed to be Guzman\'s relative and confidant, officials said Wednesday.
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Lawyers want Loughner mental exam to be stopped

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense lawyers want a federal judge to reconsider his order requiring the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that injured a congresswoman to undergo a men..
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U.S. defense chief arrives in Egypt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Egypt on Wednesday afternoon in his first visit to the country since protests forced longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak to step down as Egyptian president.
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Report: H1N1 outbreak in Venezuela

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An outbreak of the H1N1 virus, known commonly as the swine flu, has hit the Venezuelan Andean state of Merida, the country\'s health minister said, the state-run AVN news agency reported.
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Soldier accused of killing Afghan citizens pleads guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The trial of a soldier accused of killing Afghan citizens for sport is scheduled to begin Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
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Groups report gunfire, explosion at mosque in Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Violence flared in the southern city of Daraa as Syrian security forces opened fire into a crowd of demonstrators in front of mosque early Wednesday, witnesses said.
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U.S. aviators rescued; Gadhafi defiant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi crowed, \"I do not scare,\" the United States Tuesday got back two crew members whose F-15E fighter jet malfunctioned. LIVE BLOG | PHOTOS | TIMELINE: AIRMEN RESCUE | FULL STORY
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Vegetables near stricken plant test high for radiation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Japan\'s Health Ministry reported Tuesday finding radioactive materials at levels \"drastically exceeding legal limits\" in 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, according to Kyodo News Agency.
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Questions over next steps strain a coalition barely formed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

With the no-fly zone now in place in the skies over parts of Libya, the hastily-assembled coalition of nations enforcing it is straining under decisions about next steps, and who should be in the lead.
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Karzai: Afghanistan to take over security in July

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Seven areas of Afghanistan, including the capital Kabul and a city in the restless province of Helmand, will begin to be handed over to Afghan forces to maintain their security in July, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.
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Syria arrests opposition leader as protests continue

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian authorities arrested a prominent rights leader Tuesday as hundreds of anti-government demonstrators marched in southern parts of the country.
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Bride left at the altar...with a $62,000 bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COOK COUNTY, Ill.- Chicago attorney, Lauren Serafin, was all set for her wedding. She had bought her gown, reserved a venue for her wedding and booked a honeymoon in Bora Bora. But..
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