Foreigners, kids part of battle for Mogadishu

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In a city where brutal fighting is the norm, it is easy to glaze over reports of a surge in Mogadishu\'s violence this summer. But with the country\'s insurgents now attacking abroad and the expansion of Ugandan and Burundian peacekeepers on the ground, the situation is shifting as much as the front lines.
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Why is Pope Benedict heading to Britain?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As the United Kingdom braces to receive one of the best-known and most controversial figures on the planet, Pope Benedict XVI, a question hangs over the state visit: Why is he coming?
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Bicentennial joy lacking in Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mexico celebrates its bicentennial Wednesday, and despite lavish government plans to mark the day, many Mexicans are finding little joy in a nation beset by drug violence and economic woes.
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Israel: Mortars fired from Gaza contain white phosphorous

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two of nine mortars fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday contained white phosphorous, Israeli police told CNN.
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Arlington opens graves, finds 3 misplaced bodies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arlington National Cemetery has discovered three people buried in the wrong graves. The Army said Wednesday that officials opened three burial sites last month an..
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Women suing Goldman Sachs for gender discrimination

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) -Three former female employees of Goldman Sachs & Co. are suing the big Wall Street firm for what they say is rampant gender discrimination that unfairly favors..
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McCollum hopeful over Florida oil spill claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum says he's "cautiously optimistic" after meeting with the administrator of a $20 billion compensation fund for victim..
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Arguments begin in US trial over 2 Afghan deaths

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors say two former defense contractors were fueled by alcohol and anger the night they killed two Afghan nationals on the streets of Kabul. Their attorn..
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Chicago police officers rally against dept. head

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHICAGO (AP) - Several hundred police officers are marching outside of Chicago police headquarters to voice their displeasure with the department's leadership and with what they ca..
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New York man charged as unwitting money provider

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man has been charged with unwittingly providing unlicensed banking services to a man who plotted to set off a bomb in Times Square earlier this year. Moh..
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Allen: Blown-out Gulf well to be sealed by Sunday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KENNER, La. (AP) - The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, ..
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Defendant awakens, says he wants to be at NY trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - A defendant who appeared to be sleeping at his trial on terrorism charges has told the court that he does, indeed, want to be there. Laguerre Payen (lah-GAYR' PAY'-..
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NYC to try banning smoking in parks and beaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials want to take their smoking ban outdoors. City officials announced new legislation on Wednesday that would outlaw smoking in parks, beaches, ..
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Ind. teen could face life for brother's strangling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) - A judge will decide whether a southern Indiana teenager who police say strangled his 10-year-old brother to satisfy an urge to kill spends the rest of his l..
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TV correspondent Edwin Newman dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News says its longtime correspondent and language cop Edwin Newman has died. He was 91. Newman did political and foreign reporting on various NBC News programs ..
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CDC: One-third of sex ed omits birth control

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - The government says nearly all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods. The Centers for Dise..
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DHS wasting money on flawed nuclear detection plan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is wasting time and money on its current plan for developing technology to detect nuclear material at the nation's borders, two s..
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Mothers hope 2 hikers released soon from Iran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - The mothers of two American hikers who have been detained in Iran for more than a year say they hope their sons will be released soon, now that the third hiker has ..
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Wildfire forecast improves; residents may go home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills say the wind may not be as bad as originally predicted, and residents may soon be able to go hom..
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Iran says trial for hikers to begin soon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An Iranian prosecutor said Wednesday a trial will soon commence for three American hikers, one of whom, Sarah Shourd, was released on bail the day before from a Tehran prison.
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