Extinction threat for fifth of vertebrates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A fifth of the world\'s vertebrates are facing extinction because of invasion and the effects of agriculture, a global study warned Wednesday.
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Foreclosures push home prices down in many cities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices are falling further, suggesting a bottom hasn't been reached in many metro areas. Millions of foreclosures are expected to pour onto the market in the..
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Most reliable car list

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - General Motors models are getting more reliable and Ford is still at the top as the most reliable American carmaker. Those are key findings in Consumer Reports l..
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Crews struggle to reach quake victims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Rescuers prepared for the worst Wednesday, deploying with hundreds of body bags as they struggled to reach victims two days after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia.
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Death toll climbs to 24 in Indonesia volcano eruption

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A day after the Mount Merapi volcano erupted in Indonesia, officials say the death toll has risen to at least 24, while 22,000 others have been displaced.
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NATO service member killed in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A roadside blast killed a NATO service member Wednesday in northern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.
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Poor, battered and homeless, Haitians face new killer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Battered by a devastating earthquake, left for nearly a year without real homes, promised aid that failed to arrive, the people of Haiti now face a new killer, and the littlest children are among the hardest hit.
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Increasingly, mayors become targets in Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

They were elected to serve their small towns, but recently, mayors throughout Mexico have found themselves the targets of violent killings believed to be perpetrated by drug cartels.
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Corruption survey: Somalia is the worst

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are seen as having the least corruption in the world, according to a just-published global survey.
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Air Force lost some communication with nuclear missiles

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Air Force lost partial communications with 50 nuclear missiles for almost an hour last weekend, an Air Force spokesman said Tuesday.
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Massive windstorm howls across nation's midsection

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHICAGO (AP) - A massive storm with wind gusts up to 81 mph howled across the nation's midsection Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, ripping off roofs, delaying flights and s..
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Ohio radio host, witch doctor try to curse LeBron

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CLEVELAND (AP) - A radio host in Cleveland has hired a witch doctor in an attempt to send some bad voodoo to basketball star LeBron James after he ditched the Cavaliers to play for..
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Iraqi robbers take gold, cash, kill 7

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Gunmen stormed an outdoor market Tuesday in northern Iraq, killing seven people and robbing several jewelry stores, police said.
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Bullying violates federal law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is sending a warning to schools, colleges and universities nationwide in response to several high-profile cases of bullying.I..
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'Girls Gone Wild' video sets up free speech battle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - A civil lawsuit four underage girls filed against producers of "Girls Gone Wild" videos has set up an unusual free speech battle over whether the plaintiffs' names s..
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Arms dealer in Pentagon scheme guilty in new case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida arms dealer convicted in a $300 million Pentagon scheme is pleading guilty to another federal weapons charge. A plea agreement filed in Orlando feder..
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Dalai Lama visits Miami for 2 appearances

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Dalai Lama will be in South Florida to speak about the significance of world religions. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning a..
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Norway at top of prosperity index

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Norway leads the 2010 list ranking the prosperity of 110 of the world\'s nations by the London analytical center Legatum Institute.
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Fla. appraiser: LePage tax exemption allowed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Florida has closed its investigation into a tax exemption of $1,400 that was claimed by the wife of Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. The..
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Gov't and Norwegian Cruise Line reach agreement

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Norwegian Cruise Line has agreed to pay more than $140,000 and improve services for disabled travelers on its cruises. The Justice Department said it filed a cons..
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