Jefferson Parish: spill boom anchors dangerous

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Council says hundreds of 80-pound anchors that once kept oil containment boom in place are now navigation hazards. It wants BP to remove the..
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Qantas flight involved in another mid-air drama

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Qantas Boeing 747 passenger jet, similar to the one pictured above, was forced to turn back to Sydney on Monday because of an electrical problem, the airline said.
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Tax cut extension debate starts in lame duck Congress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lame-duck sessions are usually unpopular and unproductive. Nothing suggests otherwise this year. Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, hobbled Democrats an..
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Volcano death toll rises to 259 in Indonesia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia\'s Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 259 on Monday, government officials said.
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Registration begins for key Sudan vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Voter registration begins in Sudan on Monday for a January referendum that would allow the country\'s autonomous southern region -- which holds a majority of the nation\'s oil -- to secede from the north.
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6 dead in Mexico resort explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Seven people, including at least one minor, were killed in an explosion at a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, police said. Twenty others were injured.
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Karzai wants the U.S. to cut military operations in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Hamid Karzai said the United States should reduce its military operations and stop night raids in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
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Suu Kyi: Work with me for change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar. She said the country needs to return to the rule of law.
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Iran developing long-range radar, upgraded missile defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran\'s military is working to exponentially boost the range and numbers of its radar systems as part of a series of stepped-up defense measures, state-run media reports.
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Haiti cholera death toll passes 900

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from Haiti\'s month-old cholera outbreak continues to grow.
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Obama adviser: No 'permanent' tax cuts for wealthy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top adviser to President Barack Obama says the White House objects to "permanent" tax cuts for the wealthy but is silent on the possibility of extending current..
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Netanyahu said to back evolving incentive plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is considering a package of security and diplomatic incentives the U.S. has proposed in hopes of reviving Mideast peace talks.      ..
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Obama back in U.S. after 10-day Asia trip

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after his longest foreign trip as president.      The results of his 10-day Asian ..
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Girl safe, arrest made in Ohio missing family case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - A sheriff in central Ohio says a 13-year-old girl who was missing with her mother, brother and a friend has been found bound and gagged in the basement of..
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Sinn Fein leader to run for Irish parliament

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Longtime Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announced Sunday that he\'s leaving Northern Ireland politics to run for parliament in the Irish Republic, blasting what he called the current Irish government\'s \"deeply damaging\" economic policy.
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Cleric arrested in Lebanon after shootout, government says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A radical Islamist cleric in Lebanon facing a life sentence on charges of aiding an al Qaeda affilliate has been arrested following a shootout in the northern city of Tripoli, the country\'s state news agency reported Sunday.
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Indonesia volcano toll now 242

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from last month\'s eruption of Mount Merapi rose to 242 on Sunday, Indonesia\'s government reported, with most of the victims killed by severe burns.
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UK's Prince William honors war dead in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Britain\'s Prince William attended a remembrance service Sunday in Afghanistan\'s Helmand Province to honor British and Commonwealth war dead, his press office said in a statement.
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APEC leaders eye trans-Pacific trade area

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

World leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Sunday pledged to work toward a free trade area in Asia.
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Suu Kyi's release welcomed cautiously

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - World leaders are welcoming Myanmar's release of democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi but are also calling it a reminder that the country's military governmen..
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