Governor signs 'Chelsea's Law' on sex offenders

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will lock up some convicted sex offenders for life. Chelsea's Law was signed Thursday. It's named..
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Travel alert issued in response to planned burning of Quran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON - The State Department has now issued a travel alert to warn US citizens of the potential for anti-American demonstrations in many countries in response to the planned b..
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Suicide bombings kill peacekeepers at Mogadishu airport

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Suicide bombers driving a pair of civilian cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia\'s main airport Thursday, a spokesman for the African Union said.
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Miners' families move near them

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Chile\'s Atacama Desert is no place to live. At night it\'s a freezing moonscape and when the sun comes up it becomes as hot as a burning skillet.
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Appeals court allows stem cell funding for now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday permitted federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama admini..
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Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic ..
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FDA sends warning letters to e-cigarette companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lighting a fire under the electronic cigarette industry to work with the agency to legally market the devices and is cautio..
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''No screaming children'' sign at restaurant creating lots of noise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH CAROLINA - A sign asking for quiet is creating a lot of noise in North Carolina. The owner of Olde Salty's Restaurant has put up a sign that reads, "Screaming children will n..
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17 killed in Russia car explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A car exploded in the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania on Thursday, killing at least 16 people, government officials said.
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MUST SEE VIDEO: Dallas twister tears up city

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DALLAS, Texas - The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine are leaving their mark on Texas. Torrential rain triggered more than 100 high water rescues. Meanwhile, tornados spawned thei..
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Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1950

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half century, spurred by technology, more safety-conscious drivers and to..
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President calls for minister to cancel Koran burning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend...
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CDC: Adults eating less fruit, not enough veggies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - An apple a day? Apparently not in the United States. A new government study says most Americans still don't eat enough vegetables, and fruit consumption is actually ..
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NY to seek info on cleanser contents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state regulators want to give consumers a detailed look at exactly what's in common household cleansers. The state Department of Environmental Conservation..
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Wall Street Journal launching book review

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - The Wall Street Journal is set to launch a book review in the next few weeks, even as newspapers across the country cut back on book coverage. The new weekly sectio..
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Appeals court blocks Pa. city's immigration law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A federal appeals court has largely upheld a ruling that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants. The decision Thursday by an appea..
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Edison Festival of Light in top 100 events in North America

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the Edison Festival of Light held in the Fort Myers River District in February, has been designated as on..
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169 homes destroyed in Colorado wildfire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say that a wildfire burning in the foothills near Boulder has destroyed at least 169 houses. Sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough said Thursday that the la..
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Gov't: Spending to rise under health care overhaul

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's health care tab will go up - not down - as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's the conclusion of a government forecast Thu..
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J&J giving $200 million for health of women, kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Health giant Johnson & Johnson is donating about $200 million in cash and medicine to a sweeping United Nations program created to improve the health and l..
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