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Huge Tortoise Escapes Circus, Found Two Miles Away

A massive tortoise who left the circus and took his show on the road for six days has been found and is expected to be back with his circus family soon.

Walter Cronkite's Final Resting Place Will Be Missouri

Walter Cronkite's final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met, his chief of staff said Saturday.

Investigation Begins in San Francisco Train Collision

Authorities are investigating mechanical and human errors as possible causes of a collision between two San Francisco light-rail trains that has left several dozen people injured.

Negotiator: Honduras Coup Talks to Continue

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says both sides in the talks to resolve the coup in Honduras have agreed to resume talks Sunday, but they remain far apart.

Postal Worker Steals Kids' Birthday Money, Gets Prison

Dean Hudson pleaded guilty in May to opening mail at the U.S.

Bipartisan Bill On Last Leg

Obama pledges to involve Republicans in health care negotiations, but GOP has yet to be swayed | TOPIC

See You in Court, Obama

Inspector general that Obama removed for allegedly being 'confused' and 'disoriented' files lawsuit

Woman, 90, Behind the Same Wheel 559,000 Miles Later

The last time Rachel Veitch bought a car, gas cost 39 cents per gallon and Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House.

Jury Convicts Sex Offender in Murder of Girl Scout

Nashville jury convicted Jerome Barrett of 2 counts of second-degree murder in the 1975 strangulation death of Girl Scout Marcia Trimble.

Iraqi Leaders Restrict U.S. Troop Movements, Activities

The Washington Post cites what it calls a 'curt missive' dated July 2 from the Baghdad Operations Command ordering U.S.