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Al Qaeda Linked Group Claims Baghdad Attacks

Al Qaeda's umbrella group in Iraq claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 155 people, including 24 children trapped in a bus leaving a day care center.

Ares 1-X Rocket Launch Preview

NASA's brand-new rocket, the vehicle planned to launch astronauts spaceward after the space shuttles are retired, is poised to make its first-ever test flight Tuesday

Obama Won't 'Rush' Afghan Strategy, Troop Decisions

President tells troops he won't risk their lives unless 'absolutely necessary,' as critics say time is running out• 14 Americans Die in Afghan Chopper Crashes

Cross-Like T-Shirt Design at Penn State Sparks Controversy

A cross-like design on T-shirts designed to stoke school spirit at Penn State University has some critics seeing red.

Report: Pilots Were Distracted by Using Laptops in Cockpit

The Northwest Pilots who overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles on Sunday were distracted by using laptops in the cockpit, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Experts: Latvian Meteor Crater Probably a Hoax

A large crater found in a meadow in northern Latvia may be a hoax, not a meteorite

Homecoming ends in defeat

WACO — The Baylor Bears hosted the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday for their homecoming game. Zac Robinson led the Cowboys to a win over the Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Chopper Collision, Crash Kill at Least 5 U.S. Troops

Two helicopters collided Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing four American troops and injuring two, the military said. A third U.S.

Israeli Police Storm Jerusalem Holy Site

Israeli forces stormed Jerusalem's holiest shrine Sunday, firing stun grenades to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in a fresh eruption of violence at the most volatile spot in the Holy Land.

Polygamist Sect Focus of Rare Trial in Texas Town

The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride.