Judge gives former Ill. sheriff life in prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a life sentence for a southern Illinois sheriff convicted of trafficking marijuana on the job and later trying to have two potential..
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Family: Giffords will move to Houston rehab center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston to begin the next phase of her recovery from a gunshot wound, barring..
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Student rally confined in Yemeni capital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in Yemen\'s capital of Sanaa thwarted a demonstration by students and activists at Sanaa University on Wednesday, the fifth rally since the Tunisian people forced their president to leave office and the country.
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Interim Tunisia leader vows break from past

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tunisia\'s interim president said Wednesday the country\'s new government plans to sever \"any link with the past,\" a reference to widely unpopular years of rule under the former regime.
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Abortion doctor charged with 8 counts of murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman patient and seven babies that prosecutors say were born ali..
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Bolivia wants coca to be legal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For almost half a century the chewing of coca leaves, a practice dating back thousands of years, has been banned internationally. Now, Bolivia wants coca removed from a U.N. list of banned drugs.
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More than 650 dead in Brazil floods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from flooding in Rio de Janeiro state has climbed to 665, according to government figures released late Monday. And thousands are homeless. FULL STORY l SURVEYING THE DAMAGE
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'Baby Doc' charged in Haiti

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Extraordinary drama unfolded Tuesday in Port-au-Prince as charges were filed against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude \"Baby Doc\" Duvalier, government sources told CNN.
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Major quake hits southwestern Pakistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 struck Wednesday morning in southwestern Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Rock promoter Kirshner dies in Florida at age 76

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A business associate and close friend in Las Vegas says rock promoter Don Kirshner has died of heart failure in a Florida hospital at age 76. Promoter Jack Wishna ..
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Sudanese refugees in US vote for independence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than 8,000 Sudanese refugees living in the United States voted overwhelming in favor to split their homeland, Southern Sudan, from the north in a histo..
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Twice-convicted ex-CIA spy gets 8 more years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage has been sentenced to eight more years in prison after pleading guilty to betraying his co..
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FBI says suspicious package found on parade route

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An explosive device found inside a backpack along a downtown Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route was a credible threat capable of causing multiple deaths,..
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U.N. delays vote on sending more troops to Ivory Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The United Nations Security Council decided Tuesday to postpone for a day a vote to approve sending 2,000 additional troops to the Ivory Coast. Security Council diplomats said the vote was delayed because Russia had objections to the \"political\" language in the draft resolution.
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60 die in attack at Iraq police recruitment center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least 50 people were killed and 150 others wounded Tuesday after a suicide bomber wearing an explosive-packed vest detonated among a group of police recruits, police officials said.
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Officer shot 5 times, slain by suspected burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

DETROIT (AP) - An undercover police officer chasing a burglary suspect through the back yard of a suburban Detroit home was shot five times and killed with a gun stolen from the ho..
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2 wounded at LA school when gun in backpack fires

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gun in a 10th-grader's backpack accidentally discharged when he dropped the bag, wounding two students at a high school Tuesday, Los Angeles police and school ..
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Rising gas prices bring spending trade-offs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Americans are starting to watch their spending more carefully as gasoline prices reach levels not seen since October 2008. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, says T..
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Rant against politicians lands Nobel laureate in court in Bangladesh

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Micro-credit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus appeared in a Bangladesh court Tuesday on a defamation charge for reportedly criticizing politicians four years ago, court officials said.
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Australia floods spread

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Helicopters flew into remote areas of southern Australia on Tuesday to reach residents isolated by flooding, an emergency official said.
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