Witness: Fighting seethes near Misrata

Updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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Afghanistan recaptures 65 inmates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Afghan authorities said Tuesday they have recaptured 65 of the more than 400 inmates who slipped out of a southern Afghanistan prison a day earlier through a nearly quarter-mile tunnel dug beneath the compound.
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Gubernatorial elections in Nigeria to proceed amid violence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nigeria will proceed with national gubernatorial elections Tuesday, despite continuing violence that has raised fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters.
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U.N. panel: Sri Lanka war crimes allegations credible

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A United Nations panel has found credible allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both sides during the final stages of Sri Lanka\'s armed conflict, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
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Attack on protesters raises questions about Syria's stability

Updated 4 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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Syria launches bloody crackdown

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Syrian government launched a major military operation Monday, sending thousands of troops into the town where the country\'s uprising began, to carry out what witnesses described as a brutal, wider-scale crackdown.
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NATO: Hundreds escape from Afghan jail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from a jail in the restive southern Afghan province of Kandahar, NATO said Monday.
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Witnesses: Forces shelling civilian areas of Misrata

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The sounds of loud explosions and jets pierced through the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday as state-run TV reported that airstrikes flattened a building at Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi\'s compound.
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