Underwear bomb suspect to represent self

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas, said in court Monday he no longer wants to be represented by federal defenders and would act as his own attorney.
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Official: U.S. preparing massive arms deal for Saudi Arabia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Obama administration is preparing to notify Congress of plans to sell $60 billion of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S. defense official.
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Hiker to be freed for $500,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released as early as Monday once $500,000 is submitted to the Iranian judiciary.
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Rushdie defends Muslims' right to build NYC mosque

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is not a great fan of organized worship but believes an Islamic center and mosque should be permitted two blocks from gro..
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2 Barbados men charged in fire that killed 6

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) - Police said Monday they have arrested two robbers who set a clothing store ablaze, killing six young women in the normally tranquil capital of the Carib..
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Backup Pitt running back suspended after DUI wreck

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitt backup tailback Jason Douglas has been suspended from the team after police charged him with hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk. Douglas is a 19-year-o..
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Cuba to lay off 500,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Cuba announced on Monday it would lay off \"at least\" half a million state workers over the next six months and simultaneously allow more jobs to be created in the private sector.
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Lawyer says alleged NYC cabbie stabber has PTSD

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says a student accused of cutting a Muslim taxi driver's neck in New York City has post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic alcoholism. A Manhatt..
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Pentagon readies $60 billion weapons shopping list

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon plans to ask Congress soon for permission to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, in what could be the largest single U.S. arm..
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Cuba to cut 500,000 gov't workers; reform salaries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employmen..
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Detained U.S. medical team to appear before Zimbabwe judge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Four Americans, accused of dispensing AIDS medication without a license, are expected to appear before a magistrate in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Monday, the U.S. Embassy in the country said.
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Plane crashed with 51 aboard in Venezuela

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A plane carrying 51 people crashed Monday in eastern Venezuela, and officials said at least 21 people survived. The French-built ATR-42 from the state air..
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2 homes feared lost in second Colorado wildfire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities believe a new wildfire burning in the foothills of northern Colorado has destroyed two homes. Larimer County sheriff's Maj. Bill Nelson said Mond..
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College loan default rates rise, report says

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

The number of college students defaulting on their federal student loans is climbing, and those who attend for-profit schools remain the most likely group to default, according to ..
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First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is challenging the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious f..
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Arkansas bar fight leads to death of Oklahoma officer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Oklahoma police officer who was in Arkansas for sniper trainig was punched in the nose during a bar fight and later died at a hospital. Police say 25-ye..
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Oprah Winfrey to take studio audience to Australia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHICAGO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is taking her audience to Australia. On the premiere of the 25th - and final - season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired Monday, Winfrey surprised ..
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5-year-old boy wins Alaska moose calling contest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - For 5-year-old Andrew Polasky, being loud has paid off. Andrew was the winner of this weekend's moose calling contest at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. He li..
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Yale U. construction accident traps, injures 4

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The mayor's office in New Haven, Conn., says a steel beam collapsed at a Yale University construction site, injuring four people. Spokeswoman Jessica Mayorg..
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Police evacuate parts of Capitol

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police evacuated part of the Capitol building Monday after a powdery substance was found in the visitors' gallery overlooking the House chamber. Capital Police sp..
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