Tens of thousands affected by Northern Ireland water crisis

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An estimated 40,000 people in Northern Ireland have been left without running water for as long as 10 days because of pipes that burst in the cold weather, officials said Wednesday.
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BP's spill costs look manageable 8 months later

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control, BP's financial liabilities seemed big enough to sink the company. No more. Cleanup, fines, lawsuits, legal fees and dam..
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3 trapped after Michigan furniture store explodes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WAYNE, Mich. (AP) - A massive explosion at a furniture store in southeast Michigan has collapsed the building and left at least three people trapped. Wayne City Manager John Zech t..
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NY struggles to dig out; passengers still stranded

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed s..
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WikiLeaks: Panama asked U.S. for wiretap help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In July 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Panama received an unexpected message on her BlackBerry. It came from newly elected President Ricardo Martinelli, and said simply, \"I need help with tapping phones.\"
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Bolivians protest fuel price increases

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bolivian President Evo Morales will address the nation Wednesday about the largest gas price increase in 30 years -- a hike that has prompted protests in some quarters and indignation in many.
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Zoo animals revel in the snow

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By: WINK Administrator


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Travelers grapple with days-long delays

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

While forecasters predict improving weather conditions in the Northeast for Tuesday, the news might be of little solace to the thousands of airline passengers who have been stranded since the holiday weekend -- and, in some cases, will still have to wait several more days before going home.
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1 dead, 5 wounded in Gaza

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 20-year-old Palestinian was killed Tuesday evening when Israeli soldiers opened fire in Gaza, Palestinian medical sources said.
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Ballots delivered for Sudan vote

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Each ballot carries two pictures: one hand signifies independence; two hands, a unified Sudan.
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Thousands stranded after fog closes airport in China

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy fog forced authorities in southwest China to shut down a dozen highways and a regional airport, stranding thousands of passengers for more than seven hours, state-run media said Tuesday.
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Redial, patience best tactics for stranded travelers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Even the savviest travel tactics are no match for a massive winter storm. Good old-fashioned patience and persistence will be key for stranded travelers trying to get home.
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Survey shows consumer confidence slips in December

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Consumer confidence slipped this month as more people worried that the job market is worsening. The latest survey from Conference Board showed a decline even after reports are show..
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Red Cross connects Yemeni families, Guantanamo detainees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Some families in Yemen have not seen their relatives imprisoned at the U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in almost a decade.
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Several injured as chairs drop from Maine ski lift

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) - A chair lift derailed in high winds at Maine's tallest ski mountain Tuesday, sending screaming skiers plummeting as far as 30 feet to the slope be..
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Flights resume - as do long lines - after blizzard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - Two magic words - "on time" - started appearing on some airport departure boards Tuesday as stranded passengers' patience and cash waned after a blizzard that broug..
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Obama to delay next year's budget proposal by week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama will push back the release of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 by about a week, a delay administration officials blame in part on a h..
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Rangel establishes legal defense fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Charles Rangel has established a defense fund that will allow supporters to contribute up to $5,000 a year to help pay his legal bills. The New York Democrat..
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Radical Nigerian Muslim group claims attacks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JOS, Nigeria (AP) - A radical Muslim sect has claimed responsibility for the Christmas Eve bombings and church attacks in Nigeria that killed at least 38 people, and the group thre..
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8 killed in fire in abandoned New Orleans building

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blaze in a small, abandoned warehouse in New Orleans killed eight homeless people who were burning wood in a barrel to stay warm, the fire department said Tues..
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