More than 500 dead in Brazil flooding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It was like a tsunami from the sky in Brazil\'s Rio de Janeiro state as flood water gushed through hill towns and giant boulders catapulted from hillsides instantly crushing cars and houses.
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3 sentenced for helping police shooting suspect

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Three people convicted for helping a man who gunned down four police officers in a Tacoma suburb have been sentenced to prison. Pierce County prosecutors alleg..
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Pakistani protesters warn pope over blasphemy laws

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At a frenzied Friday rally in this garrison city outside of Islamabad, thousands warned Pope Benedict XVI to keep his nose out of the debate over Pakistan\'s blasphemy laws.
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Washington to relax restrictions on remittances, travel to Cuba

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The federal government will loosen restrictions on U.S. relations with Cuba beginning in about weeks, a top White House official said Friday.
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Suspect in Tucson shootings said goodbye; Federal judge remembered

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The suspected gunman in the Arizona mass shooting had photos developed, bought bullets at a Walmart and posted "Goodbye friends" on the Internet before he went..
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Mom accused of killing son by hibachi grill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - A woman was arraigned in a Boston hospital bed Friday on accusations that she killed her 8-year-old son and tried to commit suicide by lighting a hibachi grill..
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Police: Model admits strangling, castrating journalist

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police say a male model confessed to strangling and castrating a prominent Portuguese television journalist in his posh Manhattan hotel room, according to a court document released Friday.
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Obama eulogizes Holbrooke as clear-eyed diplomat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke was an extraordinary diplomat with a clear-eyed vision of America's place in the world who "served h..
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Hariri to help form new Lebanon cabinet

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to his crisis-plagued homeland Friday, pledging his cooperation in the forming of a new government.
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Former Golden Globes publicist sues, claims payola

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former publicist for the organization that runs the Golden Globes sued the group on the eve of its glitzy awards show, claiming it engages in payola schemes fo..
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Doc 'actually confident' of congresswoman recovery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The neurosurgeon treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Friday doctors are "actually confident" she's making progress in her recovery. Dr. Michael Lemole said h..
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What's your sign? Minn. prof suggests it's off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis astronomy professor says he's stunned by the attention he's getting for suggesting the signs of the zodiac are all wrong. Parke Kunkle said in a ne..
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Assassination at heart of Lebanon instability

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Lebanon was plunged into uncertainty with the collapse of the country\'s national unity government. At issue are expectations that a hybrid U.N./Lebanese court will shortly indict members of Hezbollah, widely viewed as Lebanon\'s most powerful party, in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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India to cut Kashmir troops in next year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

India plans in the next 12 months to cut a fourth of its security forces in the Kashmir region under its control. The plan applies to \"populated areas\" and will not include troops along borders, the home secretary says.
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Gates to North Korea: Quit your belligerent actions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday urged North Korea to end its belligerent acts and take concrete steps to meet expectations of the international community.
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Beatification set for Pope John Paul II after miracle confirmed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The pope on Friday approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession and set May 1 as the date for his beatification, an event that will be a ma..
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Higher commodity prices may spur inflation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rising wholesale prices for food and energy are putting pressure on manufacturers and retailers to pass higher costs to customers. It's a trend that could raise i..
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Postal rates going up but not for most letters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said Thursday that most rates will increase Ap..
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Brett Favre's sister arrested in Miss. meth bust

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

KILN, Miss. (AP) - The sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has been released from jail on drug charges, a day after she was arrested during a methamphetamine bust. Thirty-fou..
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Airline call centers handled latest storm better

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Airline call centers did a better job of helping passengers during this week's snow storm, although that's largely because there were fewer passengers in need of help. Airlines inc..
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