Southern Sudan votes to split from north

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Final results of last month\'s referendum show that an overwhelming majority of southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, which will lead to the creation of the world\'s newest nation, a referendum panel said Monday.
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California lawmaker set to resign from House

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Democratic Rep. Jane Harman plans to resign from the House to become the next president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In an e-..
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Freed Google manager helped spark Egypt revolt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAIRO (AP) - The young Google Inc. executive released after he was detained for protesting against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he was behind the Facebook page that helped..
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Oil settles lower as Egypt, supply worries retreat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Oil prices fell Monday as investors shifted their focus from unrest in Egypt to the U.S. economy.  West Texas Intermediate crude, or WTI, for March delivery fell $1.55 to sett..
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Groupon Super Bowl commercials raise ire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK (AP) - Online coupon site Groupon Inc.'s first foray into Super Bowl advertising aimed for humor but instead struck a raw nerve with viewers and human-rights groups for mo..
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Freezing temperatures kill 65 zoo animals in Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An icy cold front that swept through northern Mexico over the weekend left 65 zoo animals dead, the zoo\'s owner told CNN on Monday.
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By one measure, federal taxes lowest since 1950

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxes too high? Actually, as a share of the nation's economy, Uncle Sam's take this year will be the lowest since 1950, when the Korean War was just getting under..
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2 ex-Philly cops plead guilty in heroin scheme

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two former Philadelphia police officers face five years or more of prison after pleading guilty Monday in a plot to steal heroin from a suspected drug dealer an..
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Ariz. lawmakers mull automatic citizenship bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers are holding a hearing on a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. The bill to be heard Monday by the S..
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Cameron blasts British handling of Lockerbie bomber case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The previous British government never exerted any pressure on Scottish officials to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, according to the newly released conclusion of an internal document review ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Consumers borrow more money for 3rd straight month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are putting more money on their credit cards after two years of cutting back, helping fuel the third straight monthly increase in consumer borrowing. Th..
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Executive held in Egypt protests has been freed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- Google Inc. says its marketing manager has been released in Egypt after being detained during anti-government protests two weeks ago. Google released a state..
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Families of US hikers hope case nearing resolution

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The families of two Americans charged with spying in Iran said Monday they're glad that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were able to proclaim their innocence in ..
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Federal regulators seek delays in bonuses for top bank executives

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON- Federal regulators are proposing that top executives at large financial firms wait at least three years to be paid half of their annual bonuses, a move designed to cut ..
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License to Tweet? UK may restrict posts from court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LONDON (AP) - English courts may restrict the public's freedom to post Twitter updates from inside hearings to avoid the risk of prejudicing trials, the head of the judiciary in En..
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Government to release findings of Toyota investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Tuesday plans to release the findings of its investigation into reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The Transportation Department..
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Feds fast-track mid-Atlantic offshore wind energy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NORFOLK, Va.- The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it intends to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind farms, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atla..
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Super Bowl sets ratings record

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Green Bay's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl has surpassed last year's record-setting game in the Nielsen Co.'s preliminary ratings measuremen..
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Egypt stock market to resume trading

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian stock exchange says trading will resume Sunday. The massive protests that have roiled the country for the past two weeks panicked investors and pushed the..
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Witnesses say shots led to stampede at Ohio party

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Partygoers stampeded to escape gunfire that killed one college student and wounded 11 people at an Ohio fraternity house, authorities said Monday as they se..
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