GOP ramps up attacks on SEC over porn surfing

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By: Mia Carter

 WASHINGTON - Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the Securities and Exchange Commission following reports that senior agency staffers spent hours surfing pornograp..
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Senator wants congressional probe of oil rig blast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for a congressional investigation of safety at offshore oil rigs after an explosion sank a platform off the Louisiana coast. Nelson, a..
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Belgian bishop quits over sex abuse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Belgian bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe has resigned after admitting to sexually abusing a child, a spokesman for the Brussels bishop said Friday.
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Lawyers hopeful for 'sorcerer' on death row

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Lebanese man sentenced to die for \"sorcery\" in Saudi Arabia remains on death row but may not be executed -- at least not yet, the man\'s lawyer said.
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UK debate: Brown on offense

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By: WINK Administrator

Gordon Brown played offense against the two men hoping to replace him as prime minister at a debate Thursday, but it seems to have done him little good.
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Olympian faces suspension over 'male enhancement' pill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Olympic gold medallist LaShawn Merritt faces a suspension of up to two years after testing positive for banned steroids, which he said was the inadvertent result of taking an over-the-counter \"male enhancement\" pill.
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2nd Navy SEAL found not guilty in Iraq

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A military judge Friday found Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, one of three Navy SEALs accused in the alleged beating an Iraqi detainee, not guilty, a military spokesman said. Keefe was accused of dereliction of duty for not preventing abuse of a prisoner.
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Opinion: Is the Earth striking back?

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By: WINK Administrator

A warming climate shrinks ice sheets, redistributing pressures on the Earth\'s crust. As it reacts, a volcano erupts in Iceland, quakes shake China and Chile. Alan Weisman wonders whether the planet is telling us something.
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North Korea to seize South Korean property

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

North Korea announced Friday that it plans to seize five South Korean-owned properties at a mountain resort as tensions mount between the two nations.
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Thailand's political turmoil intensifies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tension mounted on the streets of Bangkok as a political standoff continued Friday. The nation\'s prime minister huddled with military chiefs after grenade attacks that killed one and wounded almost 90.
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Seven dead in Juarez shootout

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Seven people -- including six police officers -- were killed Friday in a noon shootout in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the city\'s mayor said.
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At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A wave of bombings targeting Shiites, a market in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar province killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 100 others Friday, police said.
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Stocks recover after Obama speech, home sales data

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW YORK, NY - Stocks have recovered from early losses and closed modestly higher after President Barack Obama's speech on financial reform contained no unpleasant surprises. The m..
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UPDATE: 11 missing in oil rig blast may not have escaped

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW ORLEANS - Eleven workers missing from an offshore oil platform may not have escaped after a massive explosion, officials said Thursday, April 22. Crews continued to search by a..
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Four-year-old Mississippi boy tackles grease fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

LOWNDES COUNTY, Mississippi - A four-year-old boy named Shamarie Calhoun was hailed as a hero, after he extinguished a grease fire in his apartment.  The boy's mother was in t..
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European airlines add flights as air travel resumes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

BRUSSELS - European airports sent thousands of planes into the sky Thursday after a week of unprecedented disruptions, with airlines piling on more flights and bigger planes to try..
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Vatican: Rome had no role in abuse of Wis. priest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

VATICAN CITY  - The Vatican says it had no role whatsoever in the abuse of deaf students by a Wisconsin priest and says a new lawsuit naming the pope and other top officials a..
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Oil rig workers reunited with families as search for 11 missing continues; lawsuit filed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PORT FOURCHON, La.  -  The 111 workers who were working when an oil rig explosion occurred in the Gulf of Mexico have arrived on shore, and many have been reunited with t..
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Obama slams Wall Street ways while seeking support

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

 NEW YORK, NY - President Barack Obama rebuked Wall Street for risky practices Thursday even as he sought its leaders' help for "updated, commonsense" banking regulations to h..
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Air search resumes for 11 missing oil rig workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PORT FOURCHON, La. - A Coast Guard helicopter and rescue plane resumed the search Thursday morning for 11 workers missing after a massive explosion aboard an oil platform off the L..
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