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Dalai Lama says 'no problem' ending his position

LOS ANGELES – The Dalai Lama said Monday he would have no misgivings ending his centuries-old spiritual position if Tibetans so choose amid worries that China would try to pick a pliant successor.

Hospitalized Cheney 'feeling good,' source says

Washington - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was "feeling good" a day after being hospitalized with chest pains, a source who spoke to Cheney said Tuesday.

New credit card rules in place

A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers.

ACORN 'dissolved as a national structure'

The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the grou

Rep. Ron Paul surprise winner of CPAC presidential straw poll

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a stalwart foe of government spending, won a blowout victory Saturday in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll.

Student wounded in NIU shooting; suspect in custody

A student at Northern Illinois University was shot and wounded Friday, triggering a brief lockdown of the campus that was lifted after the suspected assailant was caught, school authorities said.

Soldiers allegedly attempt to poison food at Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

School accused of spying: Webcams used for missing laptops

PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students at home via school-issued computers told parents it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops.

Toyota’s chief to testify to U.S. congress on recalls

Feb. 19 - Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will testify at a U.S.