Police search sumo facilities in gambling probe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday searched sumo training facilities, or stables, as they continue to gather evidence on a widespread gambling scandal that has tarnished Japan\'s national sport.
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Anti-whaling activist gets probation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and five years\' probation Wednesday by a Tokyo district court judge for his role in boarding a Japanese whaling ship.
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Lohan sentenced to jail, breaks down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to serve 90 days in jail for missing alcohol counseling sessions in violation of her probation.
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Among Bobby Fischer's many mysteries: Chess champ's own father

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bobby Fischer was a master chess player, a man who once seemed the epitome of control. But Fischer\'s personal life was often chaotic and marked by mystery.
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Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Britain\'s Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday addressed the United Nations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying she has \"witnessed great change.\"
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Son pleads for help as mother awaits stoning in Iran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sajjad Mohammedie Ashtiani travels to a Tabriz jail in Iran every Monday to see his mother.
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China bank on course for record IPO

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

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Protesters lay siege to U.N. compound

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Protesters led by a Sri Lankan cabinet minister laid siege to the United Nations compound in Colombo, demanding that the world body drop a probe into alleged human rights abuses in the final stages of the separatist war that ended last year.
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U.K. to investigate detainee torture claims, PM announces

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The British government will establish an investigation into allegations of torture of detainees with the knowledge of members of its intelligence services, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday.
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3 killed in shooting at McDonald's in Finland

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A quarrel at a drive-through at a McDonald\'s restaurant in southern Finland erupted in gunfire Tuesday, leaving three men dead, police said.
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More Americans getting tested for colon cancer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say more older Americans aregetting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of threegetting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, breast cancer sc..
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President Obama and Isreali Prime Minster focus on peace talks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed into a White House meeting Tuesday with the same goal: trying to move the Israelis and..
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Queen Elizabeth visits UN and Ground Zero Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NEW YORK (AP) - The schedule for Queen Elizabeth II's visit to New York City includes a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and addresses to the United Nations. The queen wi..
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Postal Service considers increase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WASHINGTON (AP) - Battered by massive losses, the Postal Servicewants to raise rates to bring in more money.      Postal officials scheduled a briefing Tue..
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Burial today for Senator Robert Byrd

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Va., next..
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Heat wave hits the Northeast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NEW YORK (AP) - Meteorologists say temperatures could reach as high as 102 degrees Tuesday in some parts of the East. New York City plans to open several hundred cooling centers in..
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3 headless bodies found in car in Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - Police have found the decapitated bodies of three men inside a burned-out car in the drug gang-plagued Mexican state of Sinaloa. The heads had been put on t..
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Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Pemex engineer in charge of deepwater drilling operations during a 1979 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says BP may need both relief wells it's drilling to ..
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Oil cleanup landlocked as good weather eludes Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, efforts to limit the damage from the region's worst-ever oil spill have been essentially landlocked for mo..
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U.S. 'dismayed' by 8-year sentence for American in China

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The United States Embassy here said Monday that it is \"dismayed\" by a Chinese court decision sentencing of a U.S. citizen to eight years in prison for violating state secrets law.
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