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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Hundreds come out for Ariz. girl's funeral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The family of the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona held hands and paused in a moment of silence Thursday under the large American flag recovered..
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Judge grants trial delay in Cleveland bodies case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge has granted a third trial delay for a Cleveland man charged with killing 11 women and dumping their remains around his home. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas J..
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DC protest: talk of renaming Pennsylvania Avenue

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unconstitutional Avenue? No Vote Street? Statehood Way? Those are just a few of the suggestions that some Washington residents have proposed for renaming Pennsylv..
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New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Less sodium, more whole grains, and low-fat milk. Those are some of the ingredients of the first major nutritional overhaul of the meals at school cafeterias in 1..
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Teen's sacrifice to save brother

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A teenager who was scared of water drowned in the Queensland floods after begging rescuers to save his younger brother first.
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NASA names back up for Giffords husband on shuttle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA has named a backup commander, if necessary, to take the place of the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot last week.The space agency em..
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Oil drilling chief wants higher fines for offenses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top offshore drilling regulator says his agency is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate drilling rules.Current rul..
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Mauritius police to reconstruct newlywed death, they say

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in Mauritius are staging a reconstruction Thursday of the death of an Irish newlywed on the Indian Ocean island this week, they said.
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Court quashes Berlusconi immunity law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Italy\'s Constitutional Court Thursday struck down key parts of a law that would protect Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution.
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Irish police arrest 5 suspected IRA dissidents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in the Republic of Ireland are questioning five suspected IRA dissidents after the discovery of what officers are describing as \"a bomb-making factory,\" they said Thursday.
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Mount Etna rumbles, sending lava down its side

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mount Etna, Europe\'s most famous volcano, rumbled Wednesday, sending lava down its side. Italian vulcanologists are monitoring the volcano, they said Thursday.
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U.S., Japan discuss Koreas tension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Japanese leaders Thursday to discuss regional security and deepen military ties amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.
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In search of the real Dubai

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Away from the skyscrapers and the constant hum of city workers jostling in the streets is a part of Dubai the world rarely gets to see. Photographer Ali Alsumayin went in search for the real Dubai and found what he says is its true identity.
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Soccer comic scores worldwide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Shakes is one of Africa\'s brightest talents with a global reputation. But he\'s unlikely to be signed by Real Madrid, because he is strictly 2D -- the star of the hugely popular South African comic series Supa Strikas.
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Tunisian protests fueled by social media networks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The protests that have gripped Tunisia in recent weeks are, to say the least, unusual. Organized dissent in the streets is rarely tolerated in Arab states, and human rights groups say the Tunisian government has had a short fuse when dealing with opponents. But what\'s going on in Tunisia is all the more unusual because the protests are being organized and supported through online networks centered on Twitter and Facebook.
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Brisbane, Australia: 'A horror story'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The sun beamed down on slowly receding floodwaters Thursday, but authorities cautioned that the danger in Queensland\'s capital was not over.
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