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Iran expects speedy trial of 3 American hikers

BEIRUT – Iran's foreign minister said Monday he expects a speedy trial for three American hikers jailed since crossing the border from Iraq in July.

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WASHINGTON — The federal government will impose big fines starting this spring on airlines that keep passengers waiting on runways too long without feeding them or letting them off the plane.

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and indus

Worst media bias vote of 2009

UNDATED - Nearly 8,000 of you participated in the public online voting for the Best Notable Quotables of 2009 (7,903 to be exact), weighing the idiocy and outrageousness of dozens of quotes from liberal reporters an

Obama calls for action in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — A visibly angry Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet at China and other developing nations Friday, declaring that the time has come "not to talk but to act" on climate change.

Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well

NASIRIYAH, Iraq – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP.

Infamous Auschwitz sign stolen

OSWIECIM, Poland – The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" —German for "Work Sets You Free" — was stolen Friday from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.

Happiest states in America, Texas in top half

UNDATED - Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.

Irony falls from above, global warming summit covered in snow

COPENHAGEN - World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight

Schwarzenegger-Palin square off on climate change

San Francisco – The Sarah Palin-Arnold Schwarzenegger clash over climate change pits two Republican stalwarts in a tiff that brings to the fore the divisions within the GOP on environmental policy and global warming