Top General in Afghan war ordered home over magazine article

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about colleagues in a recent interview, an Obama admin..
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Source says White House Budget Director to resign

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Budget Director Peter Orszag plans to resign, a Democratic official said Monday night, positioning him to be the first high-profile member of Presiden..
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10,000-acre wildfire barely contained in AZ

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Fire crews battling the so-called Schultz fire that has threatened hundreds of homes have made some progress, bringing 10 percent of the 10,000-acre wildfir..
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Flood toll, concerns rise in Brazil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Officials in Brazil fear the death toll may rise as four days of flooding has punished the northeastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, killing 33 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said.
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Bodyguards aim to kill in Mexico drug war

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In this corner of Mexico, people don\'t mention the devil by name. So if you hear the phrases \"Triple X\" (el Triple Equis) or \"The Letter\", (La Letra) you know people are obliquely referring to the warring factions in one of Mexico\'s most brutal drug war battlegrounds.
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Nine NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four other soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated Monday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said.
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Israeli plans to ease Gaza blockade praised

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Britain\'s foreign secretary has joined the chorus of international leaders praising Israel\'s plans to ease its blockade of Gaza.
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Van der Sloot says he was 'tricked' into confessing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Joran van der Sloot is scheduled to appear in a Peruvian court Monday for a hearing in the death of a 21-year-old woman last month.
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Electricity minister resigns after blackouts, violent protests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iraq\'s minister of electricity resigned Monday, following protests in southern Iraq over a lack of electricity.
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New evidence BP may have mislead Americans; CEO takes a day off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WASHINGTON, D.C.-BP now says its costs for the disaster in the Gulf have reached $2 billion but the company's PR situation is becoming an even bigger mess. A new internal document ..
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Iran: 'False information' led to ban on nuclear inspectors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The head of Iran\'s atomic energy agency said Monday that the nation will ban two U.N. atomic watchdog inspectors from visiting nuclear facilities, the semiofficial Iranian Student News Agency reported.
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Vatican asked to investigate sex abuse accusations in Chile

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The archbishop of Santiago, Chile, has asked the Vatican to investigate a priest accused of sexually abusing four minors, a church official said.
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India to U.S.: Extradite Union Carbide ex-boss

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

India will make \"vigorous\" efforts to push the United States to extradite the former head of an American chemical company in connection with the 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, a government minister says.
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Tornado touches down in Billings, Montana

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - National Guard troops and local police were keeping a close eye on damaged property after a tornado barreled through two Billings neighborhoods, tearing the ..
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1 American killed in NATO helicopter crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A military helicopter crashed during an early morning operation in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing three Australian commandoes and an American ser..
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Newspaper reports Joran Van Der Sloot retracts confession

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A Dutch newspaper that interviewed Joran van der Sloot in his prison cell in Lima, Peru, said Monday he has retracted his confession to the killing of a young woma..
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Girl, 11, among dead in San Salvador mass transit torching

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least 11 passengers were killed and eight others injured Sunday night when assailants set fire to a mass transit bus in San Salvador, El Salvador, police said.
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46 workers killed in China mine blast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An underground explosion in a coal mine in central China\'s Henan province killed at least 46 miners early Monday, state media reported.
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Santos declares victory in Colombia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos declared victory in Colombia\'s presidential runoff, winning more than 69 percent of the votes with nearly all votes counted.
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Buffett plans Gulf Coast relief concert

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region.      ..
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