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Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.

Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

LONDON – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond.

Teammate says Ohno will retire after Vancouver Games end

VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has kept information on his post-Vancouver future closer to his chest than any of his Winter Olympic medals, but finally it appears his golden career is about to end.

2010-02-25T07:56:18-0600

GM's efforts to sell its Hummer brand to a little-known Chinese company have fallen apart, the U.S. automaker announced Wednesday.

Disgraced snowboarder speaks out

Almost immediately after winning the bronze medal in halfpipe, Scotty Lago left Vancouver because of his bronze medal.

SeaWorld says whale grabbed ponytail, pulled trainer into tank

Whale shows at SeaWorld were canceled Thursday, and officials were re-evaluating safety procedures a day after a 12,000 pound killer whale grabbed a trainer's ponytail, dragged her under water and killed her in fron

'Explicit' category rumoured to be coming to App Store

Apple is thought to be considering introducing a new category to its App Store, as the row over 'overtly sexual' apps rumbles on.

All teachers fired at underperforming school in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island — The blue-and-white banner exclaiming "anticipation" on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decid

Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.