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'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11', U.S. ups defense

IRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Toyota reeling from pedal recall

UNDATED - 2.3 million Toyotas have been recalled for sticky accelerators. Toyota says it has a fix for the problem and have three plants ramping up production to get the job done. Meanwhile financially-troubled General Motors is taking this op

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapph

Marijauna megastore opening in Oakland

OAKLAND - There's a new store in East Oakland that's sure to draw a huge cloud of controversy.

White House asks Justice Department to move 9/11 trial

The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.

Paulson says Russia urged China to dump fannie, freddie bonds

Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

Senate votes Bernanke to another term

The Senate voted 70-30 to reappoint Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Human predators stalk Haiti's vulnerable kids

Mia Pean's heart sank last week when she saw the Toyota pickup truck cruising the debris-cluttered streets of Leogagne, ground zero for the earthquake that has devastated Haiti.

Final Harry Potter movies will be 3D

LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. will release the next two "Harry Potter" films in 3D, a move underscoring the post-"Avatar" rush for extra-dimensional box office returns.

New US home sales slide in December

Sales of new homes in the US unexpectedly dropped in December, the latest sign that government support is causing swings in the performance of the housing market.