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Palin-nice or Ryan-tough: How Biden may shift his debate style

In the fall of 2008, as Sen. Joe Biden pondered the delicate task of debating Gov. Sarah Palin, his debate team honchos circulated an internal preparation memo.

Biden strategy against Ryan: 'You ever seen me rope-a-dope?'

Vice President Joe Biden indicated he expects to go toe-to-toe with his rival, Rep. Paul Ryan, during Thursday's only vice presidential debate in Kentucky.

Romney lowers expectations for Ryan-Biden debate

During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, GOP nominee Mitt Romney suggested his running mate, Paul Ryan is an inexperienced debater.

Stakes get higher in upcoming Biden-Ryan debate

A former senator vs. a congressman. A Catholic vs. a Catholic. A policy wonk vs. an experienced speaker. The elements are in place for an interesting debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan.

Toyota recalls 7.43 million cars

Toyota Motors announced a global recall Wednesday of 7.43 million cars due to a power window problem that poses a fire risk.

Ex-football player, 'Webster' star Alex Karras dead at 77

Alex Karras, the burly defensive lineman turned actor in the ABC sitcom "Webster," died Wednesday surrounded by his family in their Los Angeles home following a hard-fought battle with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and stoma

Record skydive attempt from stratosphere aborted

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the stratosphere was aborted Tuesday after being delayed earlier due to weather concerns.

Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

(CNN) -- A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Sex offender accused of unusual Obama, Romney threats

A convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with making death threats against President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Jerry Sandusky plans to speak at sentencing hearing

The attorney for convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant football coach plans to assert his innocence during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.