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Star could wipe out Earth

A STAR primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth was revealed by astronomers yesterday.

One in 5 ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants

WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon assessment shows one in five detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has joined or is suspected of joining militant groups like al Qaeda, U.S.

Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, piqued with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill, threw a rare rhetorical elbow Tuesday at President Barack Obama, questioning his commitment to his 2

Phantom zip codes also found in Virginia

VIRGINIA - As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog (

Obama promised televised C-SPAN health care discussion during campaign

President Obama vows to have health care discussion covered by C-SPAN.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — American missiles, presumably fired by remotely piloted drones, struck twice Wednesday in North Waziristan, the tribal region that is a stronghold of Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Florida's Governor Signs Emergency Order to Deal With Cold Weather

MIAMI — Florida's governor has signed an emergency order to deal with the cold weather threatening the state's crops.

Winter of 2009-2010 could be worst in 25 years

UNDATED - Nearly the entire eastern half of the United States is enduring bitterly cold temperatures not experienced since 1985.

Google hopes to change wireless retail game with Nexus One

UNDATED - It wasn't much of a secret, really, but the sleek, Android-powered Nexus One is finally here, and yes: you can buy it directly from Google, over the Web.

Obama readying immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON - The punishing battle over healthcare is still unresolved, but the Obama administration is quietly laying plans to take up another issue that could generate even more controversy and political division&#