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Clinic Forbids Muslim Doctor to Wear Headscarf

A Muslim doctor interviewing for a job at a suburban Dallas medical clinic says officials there told her she couldn't wear her headscarf in the workplace.

Pirates Cast Themselves As Enviornmental Protectors

Ahmed Gadaf, who says he's a spokesman for the pirates, said the group holding the couple hostage off Somalia's coast was made up of "voluntary guards" — not pirates.

No Sign of Victims in Midair Collision Search

A flotilla of rescue vessels continued its search Saturday for nine people feared dead at sea following an air collision between a U.S.

Pirates Asking for $7 Million for Release of British Couple

The BBC says Somali pirates have called the broadcaster to demand $7 million in return for releasing a British couple whose yacht was hijacked off the coast of Africa.

World's Biggest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Finland

The world's largest cruise liner on Friday began its maiden voyage to Florida, gliding out from a shipyard in Finland with an amphitheater, basketball courts and an ice rink on board.

Mayor Won't Remove Display NAACP Calls 'Disturbing'

A Maryland mayor says a controversial Halloween display featuring three hanging dummies will remain at a city park despite complaints received by a local NAACP chapter.

Critics Say Photos of Kim Jong Il Really Of a Look-Alike

A number of analysts are convinced that photos released of North Korea's leader Kim Jon Il are not really of the dear leader — but rather a strikingly good look-alike.

Passports Linked to 9/11 Found in Pakistan

Soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border seized passports that may be linked to 9/11 suspects, as they confront an enemy skilled in operating in a mountainous terrain with endless ways to wage a guerrilla war.

Musician Taylor Mitchell Dies After Coyote Attack

A 19-year-old folk musician dies after being attacked by two coyotes

Fox News Communicates With Pirates Holding Brits Hostage

Fox News communicated via satellite phone with one of the pirates holding the British couple hostage on a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia on Thursday.