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Woman pleads guilty in Elizabeth Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY — Seven years after it began, the wrenching saga of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping is expected to move toward resolution Tuesday with an expected guilty plea from one of the two defendants charged in t

Many outraged in Washington over Obama's bow

WASHINGTON (AFP) – News photos of President Barack Obama bowing to Japan's emperor have incensed critics here, who said the US leader should stand tall when representing America overseas.

Obama to China: stop censorship

BEIJING – President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism. The presiden

Jon Gosselin countersues TLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jon Gosselin is reportedly responding to TLC's lawsuit against him with a countersuit for $5 million.

Second hero emerges in Fort Hood tragedy

UNDATED - Shortly after last week's Ft. Hood shooting massacre, Sgt. Kimberly Munley of the Killeen, TX, police department was widely credited as the heroic cop who brought Maj.

After spending binge, White House says it will focus on deficits

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 – and will downplay other new domestic spendi

Mission finds water on moon

UNDATED - There is water on the Moon, scientists stated unequivocally on Friday, and considerable amounts of it.

'No easy way out' for Dems on abortion

WASHINGTON - The sudden spasm of intense debate over abortion on Capitol Hill this week threatens not only to stall the passage of health care legislation, but also to shatter the delicate cease-fire that has governed the abortion issue during the Ob

Hasan Charged With 13 Counts Premeditated Murder

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder in last week's Fort Hood mass shootings.