Contest aims to improve nation's teaching corps

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is hoping competition combined with cash will encourage states and school districts to improve the nation's teaching corps. Educatio..
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Iran loads own fuel rods into research reactor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran says it has begun loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor, a defiant move in response to toughening Western sanc..
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President Obama touting manufacturing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is kicking off a three-day trip with a stop in Milwaukee, where he will discuss efforts to help manufacturers bring jobs back to the U.S.&n..
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Inmate death count from prison fire reaches at least 272.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Authorities say fire has swept through a prison in Honduras, killing at least 272  inmates . Comayagua fire department spokesman Josue Garcia..
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Ohio justice rejects death penalty law he wrote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As a young state senator 30 years ago, Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio's death penalty law. Today, as the senior member of the state Supreme Court, he's trying..
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Businesses tax breaks up for vote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Majority Republicans have added an anti-union provision to a bill giving Florida businesses tax breaks totaling $121.1 million a year. They actu..
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Heart Bus stops by WINK

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's Valentine's day and what a perfect day for the heart bus to joins us out in our parking lot. There heart bus will be coming to a location near you and here t..
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Prosecutors seek to reinstate Knox conviction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

MILAN (AP) - Italian prosecutors have appealed to Italy's highest criminal court against the overturning of the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend ..
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5 people wounded in 3 explosions in Thai capital

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

BANGKOK (AP) - Three explosions ripped through a busy neighborhood in Bangkok on Tuesday, wounding four Thai civilians and blowing off the legs of a foreigner whom police blamed fo..
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New Vegas museum highlights mob bosses, tommy guns

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits. In another, visitors are taught to load a revolver. And for ..
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Own a Piece of the Big Apple!

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

New York, NY (AP) - Want to own an iconic part of the Big Apple? One day you could be the proud owner of part of the Empire State Building. The company that controls the building h..
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Defense Spending

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a slimmed-down, $614 billion budget plan will hit all 50 states and was carefully planned so there is little room for ch..
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Prison Privatization

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has kept alive a South Florida prison privatization bill by voting down an amendment that would have killed the plan in favor of m..
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Bigger is better for most, butt augmentation on the rise

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS,Fla.- It turns out that more and more women want the derriere of Jennifer Lopez versus that of Twiggy. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim stopped by WINK News to tell us ab..
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Quality Life Center announces 21st Annual Gala

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Quality Life Center will host its 21st annual fundraiser gala from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Student Union Ballroom. The &l..
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Israel accuses Iran of bombings in India, Georgia

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister has accused Iran of being behind a pair of car bombings against Israeli diplomatic targets in India and Georgia. Benjamin Netanyahu to..
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GE Hiring veterans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - General Electric Co. says it will hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements are..
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Jerry Sandusky hearing today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

State College, Pa.- A Pennsylvania judge is expected to rule today whether former Penn state coach Jerry Sandusky will be confined indoors until he goes on trial to face child sex ..
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Greeks clean up damage after night of rioting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Firefighters are dousing smoldering buildings and cleanup crews are sweeping rubble following a night of rioting in central Athens after lawmakers approved ha..
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Nasa proposes 2013 budget

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

WASHINGTON (AP) - It looks like NASA will have a lot less cash to work with next year.The space agency is expected to present its 2013 budget later today. And it's not looking pret..
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